Nova Scotia public libraries will keep children, teens and families learning, reading and engaged over the summer with everything from gaming to Lego robotics, craft programs, outdoor activities, engineering challenges, reptile exhibits, cooking, contests, prizes and more.
The TD Summer Reading Club was launched on June 16 and includes several kick-off parties in local libraries until the end of the month. The bilingual program for children celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories.
In addition to this, there is the Nova Scotia Public Libraries Summer Tour program which includes 75 shows and workshops scheduled from June to August. This year’s tour features:
— Adventures in Moon Land, with actor Rhys Bevan-John
— Mi’kmaw dancer and singer Trevor Gould
— Classical Munchkins, presented by Symphony Nova Scotia
— storyteller Shauntay Grant
— drawing workshops, with artist Emma FitzGerald
— science and robotic workshops with SuperNOVA
The programs run until the end of August.
Last summer, more than 14,000 children and teens across Nova Scotia registered in library summer reading clubs and read more than 100,000 books. About 42,000 children and teens participated in 2,100 library summer programs and activities, organized in public libraries.
More information about summer programs and reading club activities are available at local public libraries or online at http://publiclibraries.ns.ca .
Children can track their reading throughout the summer, participate in programs at the library and visit http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca to create an online notebook and read ebooks.