Library hosts TD Summer Reading Club
Did you know that kids learn a lot more in kindergarten, first grade and second grade than kids in middle school or high school? Experts say that learning follows a curve where it is accelerated early in life and then it levels off. Concepts like decoding, letter knowledge and word reading skills are very susceptible to decay without frequent practice.
And we at Clearview Public Library along with our friends at the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC) are here to help prevent this syndrome known as the Summer Slide. The TDSRC is Canada’s biggest and bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free club highlights the work of Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. By inspiring kids to explore the fun of reading in a personalized way, a lifelong love for reading is nurtured. On Wednesday, June 23, registration opens up for the TDSRC on our main page of our library website, www.clearview.library.on.ca. Choose your appropriate age category and get set to enjoy this year’s on-line activities based on the theme of Game On. The program starts on July 2 and will run to the end of August. Our two summer students will also be busy creating weekly kits of activities for hands-on fun at home too.
On Wednesday, July 7 at 10 a.m., the doors of the three branches of the library will be opening up to the public. (Masks required and capacity limits in place). Our stacks are brimming with lots of new material and old favourites that are just waiting to fly off the shelves to be checked out for your enrichment and entertainment. Please take note of the revised hours for the Creemore Branch. We will be open again Wednesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will still be a one-hour closure for lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.
By encouraging kids to read what they want or just by letting them exercise their imagination in smart play, let the novelty of newly discovered library materials and programs stimulate your child’s brain. They will expand their vocabularies and experiment with new concepts which all promotes positive learning and success in the classroom – be it virtual or real-time.
It has been a long 15 months of Covid-19 restrictions. We have appreciated your patience and patronage of our curb-side pick-up service. But we are truly thrilled to invite you back into your library to enjoy our collection of books, CDs, DVDs, electronic resources and magazines. In fact, we can’t wait to see you again. Until that time, curbside service by request or by Grab and Go mystery bundles is available at the Creemore branch (705-466-3011), New Lowell branch (705-424-6288) or Stayner branch (705-428-3595).