Library spreads some summer spirit

With bright blue skies, warm breezes, and summer just around the corner, June is a month to enjoy.

Read on for more information about Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library’s June programs and services.

The 2021 Summer Reading Program begins on June 26 and runs until August 27. Children ages 3-12 are encouraged to participate in order to maintain their reading skills, have fun, and have a chance to win fantastic prizes. This year’s theme is bees, butterflies, and flowers.

The program will use the Beanstack App to track reading progress. To login or register with the Beanstack App, customers can download the app for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can also link to the Beanstack App through the library’s website at www.wsplibrary.ca.

The library team is grateful to Tiny Seedlings for their sponsorship of the 2021 Summer Reading Program.

Idea Lab Kids camps incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts into fun and educational programming. Registration is now open for summer camps via WS Play Online. The library is partnering with Idea Lab Kids Stouffville to offer these summer day camps. Email [email protected] or call 905-642-7323 ext. 5237 for more information.

The Library’s Teen Advisory Group is composed of teens who meet monthly to share their ideas, opinions, and plans about library programs for teens. There is always lots of fun and laughter, and, best of all, these meetings count toward teens completing their student community service hours.  This program is free and will be presented via Zoom.

For more information or to register, email [email protected].

The library, in partnership with Parks Canada, is offering a series of four Zoom programs on learning-to-camp.  The programs are:

  • The Rouge: Canada’s First National Urban Park (Saturday, June 5- 10:30 – 11:30 am)
  • Know Before You Go: Your First Frontcountry Camping Trip (Saturday, June 12– 10:30-11:30 am)
  • Animal Aware: How to Camp with Wildlife Nearby (Saturday, June 19- 10:30-11:30 am)
  • Camping Safety: How to Protect Yourself and the Environment (Saturday, June 26- 10:30-11:30 am)

Join one presentation or all four. Email [email protected] or call 905-642-7323 ext. 5237 to register.

The library is lending Ontario Parks day-use passes to its customers. They have three day-use passes for loan that provide unlimited day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants to all provincial parks in Ontario where fees are normally charged. Park capacity limitations will apply. The permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror or dashboard of the vehicle while it is in a park. To find a list of provincial parks in Ontario visit: OntarioParks.com/park-locator.

These day-use passes are loaned for one week and can be placed on hold. Contact the library at [email protected] or at 905-642-7323 for more information.

If you are looking for assistance with your device or computer or are curious about the library’s digital collections, you can book a virtual tech help session via Zoom. Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Email [email protected] or call 905-642-7323 ext. 5234 to book your appointment.

 

Photo: The library is lending Ontario Parks day-use passes to its customers. 

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