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August 22, 2017
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TD Summer Reading Club

Welcome to the 2017 Halton Hills Public Library’s Summer Reading Club!

Summer Reading Club is Back!

Our popular “SRC” is back once again! This year we will be returning to our earlier pen-and-paper method of reporting. Starting with our big launch on Saturday, June 17 (see below) kids can come in and pick up their SRC package. Kids who read on their own must read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day to earn a “reading day.” When they have seven “reading days’ they’ve earned a prize! For kids who aren’t yet reading or are just learning, a “reading day” is fifteen minutes of being read to or reading together. Parents, see the bottom of this page for more reasons to participate.

Summer Programs 

Summer at the Library isn’t just about the Summer Reading Club, we also have lots of programs for school aged kids! 

Dog Man is coming!

Come for Family Storytime and stay for a visit with Dog Man, Dav Pilkey’s (of Captain Underpants fame) newest character! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

STEAM Team

S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math, and we have one hour of fun planned for kids 9 to 13 years of age.  Registration requires your child’s library card. Register one week before each session. To register online search "STEAM Team" in our catalogue. To register in person, please visit either branch and speak to one of our staff. If your child will reach the minimum age limit by year’s end, please contact the library to register.

Mini STEAM

This fun one-hour program is all about science, technology, engineering, arts and math for 6 to 8 year olds. Registration requires your child’s library card. Register one week before each session. To register online simply search "Mini STEAM" in our catalogue. To register in person, please visit either branch and speak to one of our staff. If your child will reach the minimum age limit by year’s end, please contact the library to register.

Booktivities

Games and crafts with fun book themes like Captain Underpants! For kids of all ages. Dates and times for Booktivities are listed in our catalogue.

Ink Writing Project – creative writing contest

The Ink Writing Project is our creative writing contest for young people in grades 4-8 (Inksters) and grades 9-12 (Inklings). There are two categories: poetry and short stories, and prizes are furnished through the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Halton Hills Public Library. A final booklet of our winning entries is printed and put in the children’s and teen sections of both Library branches. 8 prizes of $50 to be won! Entries are accepted between June 1 and July 29th and are submitted online at www.hhpl.on.ca/inkstersinklings-creative-writing-project.  An award ceremony is held on October 17th at 7:00pm.

Lego at the Library

Who likes playing with Lego? We’ll provide the Lego and some optional challenges. All ages are welcome, but kids under 6 must be with an adult. No registration required. Dates and times for Lego at the Library are listed in our catalogue.

Munch to the Movies

Bring your lunch and watch a fun feature film.  Limited seating.  No registration required. Dates and times for Munch to the Movies are listed in our catalogue.

Locked in the Library – Family Escape Room

Our escape room is a fun, family-friendly, and library-themed series of puzzles that families can solve together. Players will combine their problem solving skills in order to overcome obstacles and “escape” from a room. The exits are not actually locked, so participants can leave to use the rest room or quit if they would like to. As everyone escapes from the room, everyone will leave the program a winner! Registration requires your child’s library card. To register online search "Locked in the Library" in our catalogue. To register in person, please visit either branch and speak to one of our staff.

FOR PARENTS

The TD Summer Reading Club  is Canada's  biggest  bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages,  interests, and  abilities. For years, studies have shown that school-age children lose many of their reading skills over the summer months if they do not continue to read while they are out of school.  For children who aren’t reading yet, being read to helps with language development and early literacy skills. Participating in our reading club will help! Sign up beginning June 17th at the Children’s Service Desk in Georgetown or the Service Desk in Acton and get your free package of materials.