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Things to Read

  • Wolfie and Fly

    Wolfie and Fly band together to kick off this series opener with lots of fun and adventure!

    Ages: 6-8, 9-12

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  • Dear Baobab

    Homesick for his ancient baobab tree, Maiko has difficulty adjusting to his new home until he finds a tree his own age!

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8

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  • West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet

    Through beautiful illustrations, explore incredible animals and the vast wilderness of the Pacific West Coast region from A to Z

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8

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  • Spirit of the Sea

    Struggling during a storm, a young Inuit woman transforms into marine animals and becomes the Spirit of the Sea.

    Ages: 9-12

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  • Toshi's Little Treasures

    Toshi and Grandma collect many things on their walks. Can you help them?

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8

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  • Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community

    Follow the history of Pride, the worldwide festival that celebrates diversity and the freedom to be who you are.

    Ages: 9-12

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  • What is Peace?

    How do you describe peace? These beautiful, whimsical pictures and thoughtful questions may help you decide!

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8

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  • An Old Man's Winter Night: Ghostly Tales

    Newfoundland and Labrador provide the unique settings for some eerie tales about ghosts, shipwrecks, haunted houses and more!

    Ages: 6-8, 9-12

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  • The Stone Thrower

    Practice makes perfect in this remarkable, true tale of young Chuck Ealey, who would eventually become a Canadian Football League player.

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8, 9-12

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  • Feathered

    From different worlds, Finch and Pinky find hope in each other and bond in their struggle to cope with life's challenges.

    Ages: 9-12

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  • The Lion and the Bird

    A sweet friendship forms between Lion and Bird, but will it last beyond their first winter?

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8

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  • Today

    Decision making has never been more fun! What will today bring for you?

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8

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  • The Darkest Dark

    The darkest dark no longer seems so terrifying once young Chris Hadfield witnesses a life-changing event.

    Ages: 5 and under, 6-8

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  • Cat Dad

    It's a madcap, crazy adventure when Miri and Luey try to rescue their cat dad from a horde of kooky goblins!

    Ages: 6-8, 9-12

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  • Next Round: A Young Athlete's Journey to Gold

    Arthur Biyarslanov faces many challenges emigrating from Chechnya to Canada to become a gold medal winning boxer at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

    Ages: 6-8, 9-12

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Things to Do

  • Leaf Rubbing Art

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    Start by gathering some leaves. Place them, bottom side facing up, on a flat surface and place your paper over top. Rub the side of a crayon or pencil gently over the area of the leaf until the outlines start to appear. Once you master the technique, you can experiment with rubbings from other objects and textures to create some really interesting artwork.

  • Sidewalk Chalk

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    Break out the sidewalk chalk for summer fun.  Draw silly pictures, mix colours, and practice printing or make your own hopscotch for more active play.  Don’t forget to ask an adult to help you choose a safe place to create your masterpiece.  Check out Chalk on the wild side for inspiration or to learn how to make your own chalk.

  • Mark your calendars!

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    TD Summer Reading Club 2017 (June 17 - August 26)

     A story, a library, our country: what do they have in common? Each one welcomes you, inspires you, and invites you to explore and shape your identity. In the year of Canada's 150th Birthday, join the TD Summer Reading Club and celebrate with us. Salut! Register starting June 17 at your local Library. The program runs until August 26.

  • Fancy Envelopes

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    Carefully take apart an envelope and trace it onto fancy paper (think wrapping or scrapbooking paper).  Carefully fold and glue your envelope together and fill it with something special.

  • Celebrate with Streamers

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    Layer several rectangles of red & white tissue paper.  Cut your rectangles into strips, leaving about an inch at one end so they don’t fall apart.  Gather these together and tape in place on the end of a stick or dowel.  Use these as is or attach them to your bike handles.  To make these waterproof, try cutting up a dollar store tablecloth instead tissue paper.

  • Make Your Own Puzzle

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    Print this puzzle template.   Draw a picture and colour it in.  Cut out all of the pieces and try to put your puzzle together again.

Other Fun Stuff

  • Owl Connected

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    Here’s the best place for kids to get the latest news about the world, science, sports, entertainment and some weird stuff too. You can even sign up for a daily newsletter

    Visit Website!

  • Art of Glow

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    With the touch or twirl of your fingers, you can create amazing, colourful artwork that moves, twinkles and fades. Be as wild as you want to be!

    (available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. Free)

  • HenCam

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    Have you ever wondered what hens do all day? Watch this webcam to find out! Created by Terry Golson, the author of Tillie Lays an Egg.

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  • Lego Juniors Create & Cruise

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    Use your imagination to create Lego vehicles and minifigures.

    Free. For iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

  • PebbleGo

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    Explore this fun and free database on the Library's website that lets you learn cool facts about animals and science. All you need is your library card number!

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  • Scratch

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    Design and program your own games and animations an share them online. The Scratch website is a free tool provided by the MIT Media Lab and is designed for 8-16 year olds to learn code. Check it out on your own or at a Coding for Kids program at the Library.

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  • TVOKids

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    Check out this website for cool games, videos and contests. Lots to do and explore.

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  • Bedtime Math

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    Get jazzed about math! With a Math Problem of the Day, as well as lots of zany math problems on topics like electric eels, chocolate chip cookies and flamingos, it will be fun and easy to add math to your everyday routine.

    Free. For iPhone, iPad and Android devices.