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Summer fun at the library

Lots to keep kids and teens busy in July and August
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If you want something for the kids to do besides going to the beach or lounging around the house, there’s lots going on at the Collingwood Public Library.

“We’re encouraging kids to continue with their reading during the summer,” says Children & Teen Services Supervisor, Ashley Kulchycki. “Research has shown that a summer without reading often means starting from scratch when school starts again in September.”

She is encouraging parents to register their children for the TD Summer Reading Club at the library. Participants complete BINGO challenges and earn free books for every BINGO card they complete.

Other programmes include story times that offer the opportunity to learn about taking care of a pet (with a real furry friend in attendance), prepare for the new Winnie the Pooh movie, or bring along a stuffed animal for a sleepover.

There is also a whole week of building with LEGO bricks, where every day brings a new challenge to create a structure. And the very first Comic Con event for kids!

Teens have their own programmes and events, including a smoothie making workshop, paint night for both teens and new adults, and a summer gardening club where teens can help to weed, water, and harvest the library’s community garden. They will also be able to keep up their reading skills with the Teen Summer Reading Challenge where they can earn ballots to win prizes by keeping track of their weekly reading.

For more details about summer reading programmes for children and teens, click here.

The Collingwood Public Library is committed to guiding our community in the pursuit of information, the wonder of lifelong learning, and the enrichment of social and cultural experiences. At the heart of the community, the Collingwood Public Library is an inclusive environment seeking universal accessibility.