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July 20, 2018
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TD Summer Reading Club

Welcome to the 2018 Halton Hills Public Library’s Summer Reading Club!

Summer Reading Club is Back!

Our popular “SRC” is back once again! You can be anywhere this summer to participate! All you have to do is read!  Track your reading on this calendar.  Visit the library 3 times over the summer to “report” and get prizes.  You could win $50! Download your TD Summer Reading Club Booklet to get started. 

Parents, see the bottom of this page for more reasons to participate.

Why Is Reading Important?

Have you heard of the “summer slump”? Studies show that children lose reading skills over the summer months if they do not continue to read while they are out of school. Joining the TD Summer Reading Club (SRC) will keep kids of all ages, interests, and abilities reading!

Early Literacy

For pre- and emerging readers, being read to helps with language development and early literacy skills. Joining the TD SRC can help make reading a regular part of your child’s day.

How Can I Earn Prizes?

You can be anywhere this summer to participate! All you have to do is read! Track your reading on this calendar. Visit the library 3 times over the summer to “report” and get prizes. You could win $50!

Summer Programs

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

Captain Underpants is Coming!

Kids of all ages can join us for some fun activities Saturday, June 16th 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Georgetown Branch and 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Acton Branch to celebrate the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club 2018! Fun, freezies and a special visit from Captain Underpants! In the Acton Branch, we'll also have our Virtual Reality system available for kids 10 and up to try!

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 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. Or register online through our catalogue

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 in person, please visit either branch and speak to one of our staff. Or register online through our catalogue. If your child will reach the minimum age limit by year’s end, please contact the library to register.

STEAM Storytime

Stories, music and some hands-on science for families with young children. You don’t need to register – just drop in. Saturdays at 11am, July 7-August 25. To see the full schedule visit our catalogue

Booktivities

Games and crafts with fun book themes like Captain Underpants! For kids of all ages. Wednesdays, drop in anytime between 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Dates and times for Booktivities are listed in our catalogue.

Vive Virtual Reality

Here’s your chance to try out a game in Virtual Reality (VR)! You can book a 45 minute session where you and a group of up to 6 people can play different games together. We’ll have plenty of different games for you to explore! Maximum of 6 people are able to book. Anyone aged 10 and up is welcome to play; children aged 10-12 will need a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. Register for a session through 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 Family Escape Room is a fun, family-friendly 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. Teams of 2-6 players can participate. At least one child or teen must be in attendance. Teams with kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $15 per team.

To register in person, please visit either branch and speak to one of our staff. Or register online through our catalogue

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 16th at the Children’s Service Desk in Georgetown or the Service Desk in Acton and get your free package of materials.

Grown-ups can pick up a reading challenge book and earn ballots for prizes.Parents and other caregivers who bring children to participate in the TD SRC will get a prize on their child’s third visit! Ask staff for details.