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All Together Now! Summer Programs for Kids

It’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner! We’re excited to offer a wide variety of activities and events for kids of all ages and their grown-ups. Whether you love reading, drawing, writing, magic tricks, or making music, we’ve got something for you.

Read on to learn all about our summer program line-up! If you’re a grown-up looking to attend adult programs, click here to view our adult program line-up.

Reading Records and Activity Passports

Let’s avoid the summer slide, and keep our kids reading with BC Summer Reading Club!

With a Reading Record, kids can set their own goals, using their preferred method of reading – ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, whatever they enjoy! A digital version is also available – click here to sign up for a virtual Reading Record

Visit the library each week to receive a sticker for completed goals, and enter our weekly prize draw. Kids who complete their entire Reading Record will be entered in our Grand Prize Draw on August 31! 

We’re also offering our second annual Summer Activity Passport this year! These passports include weekly literacy activities that will bring kids around their neighbourhoods, around town, and to the library.

Visit the library often to get stamps for completed activities, and to enter our weekly prize draw. Kids who complete every activity in the Summer Activity Passport will be entered in our Grand Prize Draw on August 31!

And, we’re offering Early Literacy Bingo for little ones who are pre-reading! Each square of the bingo card has a literacy activity for families to complete.

Visit the library often to get stamps for completed activities, and finish a full row to enter the weekly prize draw. Kids who complete their entire Early Literacy Bingo will be entered in our Grand Prize Draw on August 31!

Visit the library on or after Wednesday, June 29 to pick up Reading Records, Summer Activity Passports, and Early Literacy Bingo cards!

Summer Celebrations

First up, our Summer Kick-Off Day! Join us on Wednesday, June 29, between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Florence Petersen Park and inside the library. We’ll have tasty treats, outdoor games, music, and a craft station to contribute to a community art project! You’ll also be able to pick up your Summer Reading Record, Summer Activity Passport, and Early Literacy Bingo, and sign up for the registered programs listed below.

And, mark your calendars for the summer’s biggest event: the All Together Now Children’s Magic Show with Magician Leif David! Join us on Tuesday, August 9 at 4 p.m. on Library Plaza (right in front of the library) for this incredible show. All ages welcome, no registration required. We recommend bringing a picnic blanket or camp chairs!

Library Programs for School-Aged Kids

We’ve got an AMAZING line-up of special events for school-aged kids in July and August. Here’s what we have planned – click on the program name for full details.

Please note that registration for these events opens on Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and the grades below are as of September 2022.

Stories & Songs with SLCC Ambassadors
Thursdays, July 14 & August 18, 4 p.m. (Grades 1 to 7)

Creating Worlds Together Illustration Workshop
Wednesday, July 20, 4 p.m. (Grades 1 to 7)

Music Makers Workshop
Friday, July 22, 3:30 p.m. (Grades 1 to 3)

Wizarding Escape Room
Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Grade 4 and up)

Magic Trick Workshop
Tuesday, August 2, 4 p.m. (Grades 3 to 5)

Ukulele Fun for Kids
Friday, August 5, 3:30 p.m. (Grade 3 and up)

Slime-Making Workshops: Thursday, August 11
Family Workshop (for kids in Kindergarten and up with an adult) – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kids Workshop (for kids in Grade 3 and up, no adult required) – 4 to 5 p.m.

Kindergarten Get-Together
Tuesday, August 16, 4 to 5 p.m.
(for children starting Kindergarten in September 2022, with a parent)

Fun & Games in the Park
Friday, August 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Grade 3 and up)

Choir Boot Camp
August 29, 30, 31 & September 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m. each day (Grades 1 to 7)

Weekly Programs for Littles

Parents of little ones – we haven’t forgotten about you! We’ll still be offering your favourite weekly programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Click on the program name for full details. These programs all welcome drop-ins, no registration required!

Sundays (no Sunday programs on July 3):

Tuesdays:

Wednesdays (July 6 to August 17):

Thursdays (July 14, August 11 & 25)

Fridays (no Friday programs on July 1, 8, 15, or August 12):

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