This summer at the library

Fun-building this summer at the Nelson Public Library

All Summer Reading Club programs are drop-in and free of charge.

Kids build their own fun—with some fun-building helpers— this summer at the Nelson Public Library’s Summer Reading Club. “Build it!” is this year’s theme, and that means a lot of hands-on activities, fun-building, and friend-building.

Sign-up has begun for summer reading logs. Kids can track their summertime reading and enter draws for prizes when they complete a page—and just for signing up! Dairy Queen gift certificates will be drawn for sign-ups before July 4, and 25 young booklovers will win.

Things really get rolling on Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 pm when The Purple Pirate shivers your timbers—and then shows you how easy it is to build your own pirate ship with some ropes, a little dancing, and a lot of team work. The Purple Pirate has been building audiences across the country and garnering rave reviews from all ages.

“It’s going to be a great summer,” says Children’s Librarian Nancy Radonich. This year she’s joined by students Kazia Drake and Sydney Edney, who bring great enthusiasm and fun-building know-how to the mix.

Summer Reading Club fun includes Munchkin Mondays (for the small set) beginning July 6 from 1 – 2pm and include “stuffy sleepover”, dance party, dress-up day and more.

Terrific Tuesdays are for 6 to 9-year-olds run from 10:30 – noon and build summertime fun with stories, games, and crafts.

Whimsical Wednesdays from 1 – 2pm are for all ages who like to have fun building with Lego, playing board games, and enjoying a full line-up of special events.

Tween Thursdays, for ages 9 to 12, builds fun and friends with snacks, stories, crafts and games.

All Summer Reading Club programs are drop-in and free of charge. Some special events may require registration. For full information go to www.nelsonlibrary.ca

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