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Library to host free summer kids programs

Don Fennell   Jun-06-2017

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The library’s the place to be this summer.

Kids of all ages are invited to hang out at the Richmond Public Library and engage in the annual Summer Reading Club. Starting Wednesday, June 28, there will be scores of exciting program sure to captivate the imagination.

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The Summer Reading Club, an ideal way for kids and families to keep building reading skills while having fun together, will have a formal kick-off party July 8 with the fun lasting until a wrap-up party and medal ceremony Sept. 9. Kids are encouraged to pick up a reading booklet and collect stickers starting July 19 while completing weekly age-appropriate reading challenges.

In addition to the Summer Reading Club, kids can enjoy literacy, science and digital technology programs plus author visits, book clubs and contests at their neighbourhood library. Featured programs this year include a Mo Willems book party, Nature Buddies where kids partner with a high school mentor for literacy and nature-themed activities, and Lego Digital Designer, a software program that teaches kids how to build their own virtual Lego objects.

All library programs are free to join. Note that some programs are registered and some are drop-in. Registration opens on Monday, June 19 at 10 a.m. Find out more on the library’s event calendar.


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