It’s August and that means we’re part way through the official summer holiday. That also means there are about 30 more days to find things for your kids to do. If you dropped them off for a program or two during July, don’t forget, we still have LOTS going on in the month of August! We have programs for different ages running each day (check out the schedule on the side of this blog), such as our Going Green event today! Can you guess what it’s about? (Hint, hint….it’s not just about recycling….see the photos below).
We’re especially looking forward to our trip to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum on Thursday, August 9th. There are still some spaces left for kids aged 6 – 10, so call us right now to sign up! (257-2702) There will be a great tour (always fascinating) and a craft and I tell you, the kids won’t want to leave. We’ll be meeting everyone over there before 1pm, so make sure to ask us for directions if you’ve never been to the museum.
If you haven’t seen the fabulous Grand Prize for the TD Summer Reading Program, drop in and follow the path to the window. We won’t be drawing for this until September, but if your kids are reading for the program, this is just ONE of the great things they could win! Of course, the more they read, the more chances they’ll have at winning!
If you know someone playing our FABULOUS Book Buck Bingo this summer (and SO many kids are doing it, we’re thrilled!), the first week to spend some or all of those Book Bucks is the week of August 20 – 25. That’s right, six exciting days to bring in the book books and choose some great items. We’ll give you a bit of a teaser on that soon, but believe me, this is going to be the talk of the summer!
Our super Agent G., the gnomebrarian who has joined us this summer to help with the summer reading program, is thrilled with his reading wall! It sure has filled up quickly! He’s thinking of installing more shelves. Keep in mind, each book on the shelf represents 3 books that a child read this summer. As of last week, we were at over 650 books, and we still have a month to go!So, if you’re still looking for something to do with the kids, book one of our public computers and drop them off for an hour, or send them in to find a few great books to read. There’s nothing better than a lazy August afternoon spent reading!