Explore the stars at planetarium

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Mark Friday, July 12 on your calendar as a very special day when the Clearview Public Library’s UAP (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena) welcomes the ROM inflatable planetarium to Stayner, hosting free guided tours of the stars and UAP’s home solar system.

Space stations featuring interactive activities (both literary and artistic) will augment this stellar experience in support of the TD Summer Reading Club program. To guarantee a space flight tour, please visit any one of the circulation desks or www.clearview.library.on.ca to reserve tickets (complimentary but required as seating is limited). Drop-ins are welcome to explore the rest of the attractions of “this universe” located in the library and ice rink in the Stayner Community Arena from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ryan Floyd and Willow Hawkins are the student hosts for the 2024 TDSRC season and they will be leading the Space (Grades 3-6) and Exploration (all ages) Camps at the Creemore, New Lowell and Stayner branches. Please refer to the library newsletter’s calendar for dates, themes and times in July and August or email childrenslibrarian@clearview.ca for more information.

Summer workshops featuring a cell phone accessory, a koala stuffy, summer painting and creating a robot are all part of the programs produced for Grades 5 and up. The Teen Librarian (teenlibrarian@clearview.ca) encourages children to also complete the seven challenges in the Youth Crew Summer Passport Challenge in order to be eligible to enter the Grand Prize Draw (to be drawn Friday, August 30 at noon. All library activities are created to promote literacy and to prevent the dreaded Summer Slide of “learning loss.”

For those well past Grade 5, we have our popular Adult Summer Reading Challenge book bingo. All formats count – books, e-books and audiobooks. Fill in your bingo card by writing your selections in the corresponding squares, complete as many squares as you wish and return your bingo card to the library by August 31 to be entered into a random draw for the grand prize.

Thank you to all those who gave us feedback about our Open Hours Pilot Project. The Clearview Public Library Board has approved making these hours permanent. The board will be discussing whether more hours should form part of its 2025 budget during their budget deliberations. Please let us know if you would like your branch to have additional hours and why. In the meantime, look for UAP bringing messages of love of reading and learning “to appear” in your library branch as he/she/it hitchhikes across the Universe this summer.

Contributed photo: Ryan Floyd and Willow Hawkins are the student hosts for the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club program.


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