Children

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This year we are hosting two exciting Summer Reading Clubs.

The TD Summer Reading Club, with registration beginning June 25 and running until August 22, is aimed at ages 3 – 13 years. TD Summer Reading Club participants will be invited to a very special pre-historic party, with Club Rex, on August 22, 2018.

We are also hosting our first ever, Teen Instagram Summer Reading Club, also running June 25 to August 22, for ages 14-19 years. To register for the Teen Instagram Summer Reading Club, just follow the Teen Summer Reading Club on Instagram for weekly photography challenges. There will be lots of amazing prizes: @PortColborneLib.

For more information on all the fun craft programs running this summer, check out our Summer 2018 Activities for Kids. For a quick glance, check out the Summer 2018 Activities for Kids Calendar.

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS!

TD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor AvondaleTD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor Health Kids Community Challenge Niagara TD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor TD BankSafari Niagara TD Summer Reading Club Sponsor Safari NiagaraTD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor Port Colborne Lions

TD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor SubwayTD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor 7 ElevenTD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor McDonald'sTD Summer Reading Club 2018 Sponsor Harvey's

 

 


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 Red Cross Babysitting Course

Friday, July 13, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

$40.00 – cash or cheque

Must pre-register at the Port Colborne Public Library. Ages 11 & up, must produce proof of child’s age when registering.


Therapy Tails

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

Drop in and tell tales to a therapy dog.


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For other Children’s programming available in Port Colborne, please visit the Early On Child and Family Centre – Port Colborne website, via Port Cares.

 

 


Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet also offer programs for children.

Among their programs are Children’s Summer Day Camp, Teen Summer Day Camp, Teen & Tween Programs, Saturday Respite Program for Children, and Boys & Girls Club of Niagara – After School Activity Programs.

PLEASE CALL 905-835-8941 EXT 100 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THEIR PROGRAMS.


Parent and caregiver resource

Early Childhood Community Development Centre


Forest of Reading image2018  Forest of Reading Award Nominees

This program celebrates Canadian authors and illustrators by nominating outstanding titles in a number of categories for different age groups. Canadians are encouraged to read and then vote for their favourite titles.  Want to stay up-to-date on the voting and announcements of the winners, go to Twitter and follow ForestofReading

 

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 2018 Blue Spruce Nominees

2018 Blue Spruce Winner – SHARK LADY: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW EUGENIE CLARK BECAME THE OCEAN’S MOST FEARLESS SCIENTIST ~ by Jess Keating

 

 

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The 2018 Silver Birch Express Award® Nominees

2018 Silver Birch Express Award Winner – SMILEY: A JOURNEY OF LOVE ~ by Joanne George

The 2018 Silver Birch Fiction Award® Nominees

2018 Silver Birch Fiction Award Winner – FROM ANT TO EAGLE by Alex Lyttle

The 2018 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award® Nominees

2018 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Winner – TOP DOGS: TRUE STORIES OF CANINES THAT MADE HISTORY ~ by Elizabeth MacLeod


Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids!

Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005.  Listen online or download a free audio story to your iPod or MP3 player.  You can also have stories emailed to you for free!  Follow Storynory on Facebook, Twitter, or by RSS.


TumbleBooks: Free eBooks and Audiobooks

TumbleBooks offer fun ways to encourage young readers to enjoy and engage in reading with its online collection of e-books and audio books!

Tumebloe Book Library logo and clickable link

An online collection of animated, talking, picture books for children.

Tumble Book Cloud Junior logo and clickable link

Listen to or download children’s audio books with just the click of a button!

TumbleBookCloud for Teens logo and clickable link

For teens and young adults. Contains novels, classics, poetry, short stories, audio books, graphic novels, and National Geographic videos

 


More awesome e-Resources…

National Geographic Kids clickable link From Gale Cengage

NoveList K-8 logo with link

From EBSCO
PrimarySearch logo with link From EBSCO

 

 


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The support of the Southern Ontario Library Service is gratefully acknowledged.