Cortes Literacy book club gets off the ground with eReader grant

Cortes Literacy book club gets off the ground with eReader grant

A grant of eReaders from Rakuten Kobo has translated into a monthly book club on Cortes Island where readers use both print and digital media to access titles. Late last year, 20 Kobo eReaders came under Cortes Literacy’s stewardship. Through the partnership, a regular book club is now being held: readers have access to the devices and subscriptions to the Kobo Plus book library included with the grant, as well as public library’s offerings. Rebeka Carpenter, the book club’s current organizer, has also just obtained a special book club library card from the Vancouver Island Regional Library, which provides a 12-copy set of one title at a time. “I’m hopeful that once those start coming down the pike and I can distribute those to people, it’ll spur more reading and enjoyment of books,” she said. About 20 people are currently on the book club’s email list, with more inquiring about book recommendations. The location for the next meeting is in a home in Whaletown. Image courtesy of Rebeka Carpenter. The new group has held two meetings so far in 2023, with the next scheduled for March 26 (postponed from March 19th, as originally stated in the audio). To learn more, contact bekinbc@gmail.com Listen to the full CKTZ interview with Rebeka Carpenter...
Quadra resident hangs up ‘volunteer weather observer’ hat after 39 years

Quadra resident hangs up ‘volunteer weather observer’ hat after 39 years

Quadra Island resident Sharron Hatelt retired from her volunteer weather observer duties with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Atmospheric Monitoring Section on Dec. 31, 2022—a position she held continuously since 1983.

Over the years, her tasks consisted of walking out to her yard every morning and evening around 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and recording the measurements for precipitation, as well as the immediate, high and low temperatures for the period, then resetting the equipment for her next reading… Click title for full article.