A Hint

Remember our super secret news? We won’t be revealing the extent of it until next week, but right now….this is a hint. Hmmmm….what could it be?

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Summer Literacy Tutoring!

We’re opening up the last few spaces for our Summer Literacy Tutoring program today!

If your child is in Kindergarten to Grade 3 and is in need of some extra reading help this summer, we’ve still got a few spaces left in our literacy tutoring program.

Kids will have one-on-one tutoring sessions for one hour a day, during a two week period. Tutors will assess your child for reading difficulties on the first day, and will tailor the program according to those needs. No need for recommendations from teachers now, but we do ask that you leave these tutoring sessions for children who really need some extra support (not just those who are looking for something for their children to do over the summer).

We only have a few spaces left, so it’s a first-come, first-served basis, and once the spaces are full, that’s it. Please drop by the library ASAP to fill out your registration forms and pay the $15 session fee (cash or cheque only, please). We will NOT take registrations through email, over the phone, or on social media.

*Please note…..we will ALSO be having a “Flex Friday” reading buddy session each week. Everyone—-even those not enrolled in the literacy tutoring program—-will have a chance to participate in this weekly, 30 minute reading session. There is no fee for this, and registration will take place weekly.

If you have any questions, we’ll answer them here, or give us a call. But this is going to fill up SUPER FAST, so don’t hesitate if you think this would benefit your child!

We Picked the Winners

In late April, our young readers who participated in Forest of Reading™ at the library, voted on their favourite books and joined us for a celebration party. Our choices were:

Blue Spruce® — TRICKY by Kari Rust

Silver Birch Express® — TANK & FIZZ: THE CASE OF FIREBANE’S FOLLY by Liam O’Donnell

Silver Birch Fiction® — FALCON WILD by Terry Lynn Johnson

Red Maple® — THE ASSASSIN’S CURSE by Kevin Sands

We sent all of our votes (even the ones that weren’t the local winners) to Toronto, and the final winners were recently announced. They were:

Blue Spruce® — BARNABY NEVER FORGETS by Pierre Collet-Derby

Silver Birch Express® — MEET VIOLA DESMOND by Elizabeth MacLeod

Silver Birch Fiction® — CHASE: GET READY TO RUN by Linwood Barclay

and

Red Maple® —  A WORLD BELOW by Wesley King

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Happy Long Weekend!

Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Monday, May 20th for the holiday weekend. Make sure to drop in today or Saturday to renew items, check out new items, or pick up your PIN so that you can access our online resources.

We hope everyone has a very safe and happy long weekend! See you on Tuesday!