Middlesex County Library and Middlesex EarlyON are excited to welcome you to our 2021 Summer Learning program. Tales and Trails is about celebrating our love of reading and our love of the outdoors. Our hope is to help you rediscover the simple pleasures of both a good book and the wonders of nature as a family.
Programming for the Explorers will be run by both Middlesex EarlyON and Middlesex County Library.
Stepping Stones with Miss Donna Fridays, 9:30 am on Zoom Little learners can enjoy songs & stories as well as interactive activities to support development including letter, number, shapes and colour recognition. For ages 18 months to 6 years.
Snore'y Time Wednesdays, 6:30 pm on Zoom Join EarlyON and Library staff on Zoom every Wednesday night from 6:30-7:00 pm for Snore'y Time! We'll read bedtime stories, sing songs and snuggle up with our stuffie friends as we get ready for bed.
Author Visit: Greg Pizzoli Thursday, July 22, 1:00 pm on Zoom Join author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli as he shares his picture books and graphic novels! Be sure to bring a paper and pencil to draw along as Greg demonstrates how to make characters from very simple shapes, gives us a peek at his art studio, and reads from his award-winning books. For grades K-3. Limited spots available.
Beginning in July, visit the communities of Strathroy, Parkhill and Thorndale to enjoy a storywalk! Each location will feature a different story; you'll receive a special invitation with more details in July.
We are hoping to offer outdoor storytimes when it is safe to do so. We look forward to sharing more information with you soon!
Open Spaces Outdoor Adventures
Join Middlesex EarlyON as we enjoy free play and adventures in learning in the great outdoors. We will let your child(ren) take the lead in these nature-based programs. Intended for children 2 to 6 years. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on location and program details or to register.
Programs will take place in the communities of Thorndale, Lucan, Parkhill, Dorchester, Coldstream, Strathroy, Glencoe & Mount Brydges.
Play & Learn Park Programs
Join Middlesex EarlyON in the park for play-based learning opportunities that can be enjoyed at designated play pods that respect physical distancing. Intended for children 2 to 6 years. Contact email@example.com for more information on location and program details or to register.
Programs will take place in the communities of Ilderton, Glencoe, Thorndale, Strathroy, Lucan, Ailsa Craig, Dorchester & Parkhill.
Activities for Explorers
Join us for Summer Tales each week and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Every Monday at 8:00am we will post a new Summer Tales video on our Facebook page. For ages 2-6.
Join Tammy for Budding Bookworms: A Visual Storytelling Adventure! In each adventure, we make a favourite picture book come to life on the screen and then introduce you to some Storybook Stars. Send us a photo of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 16 to have them featured in our August video.
Take & Make
Visit a Middlesex County Library branch in July during curbside pick-up and choose a Take & Make craft bag while supplies last. Contents may vary at each location.
Visit a Middlesex County Library branch in July during curbside pick-up and select a Surprise Bag! Surprise Bags are for children and include library books, DVDs and activity pages. Contents may vary at each location.
Looking for a customized option? Fill out the Personalized Picks form, and we will select books based on your child’s interests and reading level.
Build a Reading Fort
Using items from around your house (sheets, blankets, pillows, and cushions, etc.) build yourself a cozy reading fort with a caregiver to enjoy some of your favourite books in! Send us a photo of your fort by email at email@example.com and be entered to win a prize package!