We've got some special summer reading recommendations just for Explorers!
Read to Win!
Download the reading log, then colour a sun each time you read or are read to for 20 minutes. When the sheet is full, or at the end of the month email a photo or scan of your progress to us at email@example.com to be entered into a prize draw!
Printed copies are available at all curbside pickup locations.
StoryWalks are a self-directed enjoyable way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. To create our StoryWalks we use pages from a children’s book, laminated and attached to stakes along a path or trail. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. This summer we are featuring three books in 9 locations across the County of Middlesex. each location will host a book for a total of four weeks. Please practice physical distancing while enjoying the StoryWalks.
Strathroy featuring How Do You Wokka-Wokka
Follow the book How Do You Wokka-Wokka by Elizabeth Bluemle beginning July 6 in Strathroy at Alexandra Park, entering off of Caradoc Street.
Parkhill featuring The Color Monster
Follow the book The Color Monster by Anna Llenas starting July 6 in Parkhill on the Parkhill Rail Trail, starting in front of the Shared Services Building (library).
Thorndale featuring You Hold Me Up
Follow the book You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smithstarting July 6 in Thorndale. Find the story on the sidewalk in front of the Thorndale Community Centre at Queen Street and Fairview Road (near the Thorndale Park and Splash Pad).
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.
For more information about in-person EarlyON programs, including how to register, and Covid-19 protocols, visit our website or follow them on social media.
Join the EarlyON Team for some fresh air and exercise while meeting other parents. Babies and siblings welcome in stroller or wagon. We will respect physical distancing during our walk.
Little Babes Park Program
This program is intended for infants under the age of 12-months. Each program will offer a play opportunity for infants and their caregivers at designated play pods that are respective of physical distancing.
Open Spaces Outdoor Adventures
Join us 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.
Play & Learn Park Programs
Join us 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.
Don't Miss out!
Summer Tales Virtual Storytime
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.
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!