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Things to Read

  • The Frog Who Croaked

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    Don't miss this chapter book debut about a mismatched pair of platypus police officers. Rookie Zengo and old-timer O'Malley aren't exactly thrilled about working together. But when they uncover a trail of illegal synthetic fish -- a trail that leads to Pandini, a rich and powerful businessman -- they'll have to overcome their differences in order to crack the case.

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  • Walter's wonderful web

    walter's wonderful web

    A colorful introduction to basic shapes traces the experiences of a little spider who, in an effort to build a sturdy web that will withstand the blustery wind, makes webs in a variety of wonderful shapes.

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  • Spring for Sophie

    Spring for Sophie

    A little girl watches the snowy days and gray skies of winter while wondering if spring will ever come and whether or not she will recognize its signs.

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  • Mae and June and the wonder wheel

    Mae and June and the wonder wheel

    New best friends Mae and June share adventures chosen by spinning a wheel that challenges them to use their imaginations in creative ways, a situation that causes June to wonder if Mae will believe her claim that her dog can talk.

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  • Lola Levine is Not Mean!

    Lola Levine is Not Mean!

    The whole thing was an accident! Spirited second-grade soccer player Lola never meant to injure her classmate Juan with that slide tackle, but now the other kids at school are calling her mean and refusing to play with her. While writing about all of this in her diary, Lola -- with some support from her best friend Josh and her creative, Peruvian-Jewish family -- works hard to figure out how she can make things right and get back on the field. Sketchy illustrations and an easy-to-read style make this series perfect for new chapter book readers.

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  • You can read

    You can read

    In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space! It turns out you can read everywhere! And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure.

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Things to Do

  • 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.

  • Coffee Filter Art

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    Flatten a coffee filter and colour it with washable markers. Spritz it with water and watch your colours go wild! Check out this tutorial from kindercraze.com to learn how to add a pipe cleaner and turn your coffee filter art into a bouquet of flowers.

  • Straw Rockets

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    Draw or print a picture of a rocket and colour it. Tape half of a large straw to the back with the top end taped shut. Insert a narrower straw and blow through this straw to launch your rocket high! Find other fun science projects to experiment with in Stomp Rockets, Catapults and Kaleidoscopes: 30+ amazing science projects you can build for less than $1

  • Laundry Day Play!

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    String up a rope or cord and practice clipping up spare socks, face cloths or doll clothes.If weather permits, take this activity outside and add a bowl of soapy water for even more fun. Find other fun activity ideas in one of these great books.

  • Origami Fish

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    Get started with origami.  Follow this tutorial from Owlkids and learn to fold a simple origami fish. Once you've mastered that, check out an Origami book for lots more folding projects

Other Fun Stuff

  • Storybird

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    Use their art with your words to create your own books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write. You can choose to keep the stories to yourself or share them with the public.

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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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  • Toca Builders

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    Imagine, create and then build with the six Toca Builders. Jump, walk, roll and rotate the Builders to help you create; each builder has a special skill to help you out.

    Free for a limited time on iTunes, $3.49 from Google Play

  • Plum's Creaturizer

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    Make your own fantastic creature including monsters, robots and wacky animals. Then take a picture outside to add to your creation to give it an unusual natural habitat. Lots of fun and creativity!

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

  • WWF Together

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    WWF Together brings you closer to amazing and endangered species than you ever could have imagined, letting you discover their lives and the work World Wildlife Fund does for them. Try out “tiger vision,” flap your wings like a migrating butterfly, and chop the panda’s bamboo.

    (available for iOS and Android devices.)

  • 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)

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga

    Looking for a fun way to share some healthy screen time and get active this winter when it’s too cold to go outside? Cosmic Kids Yoga might be just what you need! These videos bring yoga and storytelling together, creating interactive adventures for kids that will get them moving and stretching as they act out fun stories with Jaime, the energetic host. New adventures are added regularly and episodes available include animal stories, space adventures and even well known favourites like Frozen, Star Wars, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and more.

  • National Geographic Kids

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    From weird and wacky animal facts to videos, stories and more, there is something for all animal and nature lovers on National Geographic Kids.

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  • 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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