Lots to keep kids and teens busy in July and August


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, including reading books by Canadian authors.

Other programmes include story times that offer the opportunity to come dressed as a pirate, practise spy skills, 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.

Teens have their own programmes and events, including a cupcake decorating contest, a Pokemon Go Party, 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, visit www.collingwoodpubliclibrary.ca


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