Reading Rocks at the Library

2 children and a library staff person doing a reading rocks activity with ribbonLast winter, the Library launched "Reading Rocks", a series of family literacy events at 10 neighbourhood libraries. These fun, hands-on programs built around four themes - In the Wild, Eat it Up, Get a Clue, and The World of Science - are designed to get families reading together in unique ways.

From science experiments and CSI-type investigations to puzzles and word games, each of the interactive Reading Rocks activities are literacy-based and show simple, inexpensive and fun ways that families can encourage and develop literacy skills at home. With give-aways and draw prizes, these drop in programs have proven to be very popular with attendance as high as 85 in some cases. Since January, our Reading Rocks team, along with some fantastic volunteers, has delivered 39 of the events to over 1400 kids!

With only 1 more scheduled before the end of the year and many new ones in the works for 2010, we look forward to welcoming even more families to these events. Thanks to EDPRO Energy Group Inc. for their generous support of Reading Rocks.

World of Science:  Sat. Dec 5, 2-3:30 pm at Carson Branch

Wow! Win a visit with Robert Munsch

write together win together poster with photo of Robert Munsch's faceABC Canada has just announced an exciting contest launched in celebration of Family Literacy Day (January 27, 2010). 

The Munsch at Home Contest is back and better than ever! One lucky family will win a private visit to their home from renowned children’s author and Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day, Robert Munsch.

Click here to check out the ABC Canada website for details.


Agent 009 in Clueville

kids dressed up like detectives

Greetings Secret Agents! Have you solved the case of the mysterious sounds in Lady X’s Library? Well so has Agent 009, the best mystery-solving dog in Clueville. We hope that you have read many amazing books this summer, and used your spy skills to discover lots of clues. Now we can reveal the solution of the mystery to you!

TD Summer Reading Club sign up begins Sat. June 20

Agent 009: London Public Library's TD Summer Reading Club (June 20-August 22)

Calling all secret agents! Be a super spy as you search for clues on our "Clueville" game board all summer long. You will read great books, earn prizes, and use your sleuthing skills to solve a mystery! Register starting June 20 at a Library near you. Space is limited, so sign up early to start cracking the case!

Agent 009 in Clueville

"What is causing the sounds in Lady X's library?"

detective hat

Calling all secret agents! Be a super spy and use your sleuthing skills to solve this mystery!

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