ORL SA Branch books and activities for kids

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It’s that time of year, again. Time for Summer Reading Club! Registration begins Tuesday, June 24 and continues throughout the summer. You can register your child by either coming into the library, calling 250-832-6161 and asking to speak with the person at the information desk or Ardie, emailing aburnham@orl.bc.ca, or online HERE.

Here’s the list of activities for this year:

Week 1. Pun & Games

  • Thursday, July 3 at 10:00-12:00 – SRC Launch: Registration and Retro Games. Drop-in.
  •  Saturday, July 5 at 10:30 – Pun & Games: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.

Week 2. Funny People

  • Tuesday, July 8 at 1:00- Enjoy magic, jokes and balloon animals with Uncle Chris the Clown. Drop-in.
  • Thursday, July 10 at 11:00 – Whose Line Is It Anyways?: Take part in hilarious Improv Games. Drop-in.
  • Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 – Clowning Around: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.

Week 3. Tales with a Twist

  • Tuesday, July 15 at 3:00- Funny Business Origami with Eiko. *Registration Required. Limit of 25.
  • Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 – Funny Fractured Fairy Tales: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.

Week 4. Reading on the Floor Laughing

  • Tuesday, July 22 at 3:00 – Lego Building #1: Funny Business. *Registration Required. Limit of 25. (Lego provided)
  • Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 – Lego Building #2: Funny Business. *Registration Required. Limit of 25. (Lego provided)
  •  Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 – Reading on the Floor Laughing: Stories, Activities &Games. Drop-in.

Week 5. That’s Gross!

  • Thursday, July 31 at 1:00 – Mad Scientist & Crazy Experiments. *Registration Required. Limit of 30.
  •  Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 – That’s Gross: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.

Week 6. Funny Pages

  • Thursday, August 7 at 11:00 – Funny Pages: Stories, Activities & Games. Drop-in.
  •  Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 – Comic Drawing Workshop with Sean Ridgway, the Animation Department Head of the Centre for Arts and Technology. *Registration Required. Limit of 25.

Week 7. Something Funny is Going on Here

  • Tuesday, August 12 at 11:00 – Pretty Tricky: Illusions, Brainteasers and Magic. Drop-in.
  • Wednesday, August 13 at 1:00 – SRC Celebration with Magician Leif David! Drop-in.

Contests & Draws

  • Book Draw at every program for kids registered in SRC.
  • Weekly Book Draws for all registered kids.
  • Reading Record Draw- Submit your name into the draw for every 7 days of reading for a chance to win a grand prize!
  • Create a digital booktrailer based on a book you read this summer. Booktrailers must be submitted to Ardie by 5:00pm on Saturday, August 16th. The creator of the best booktrailer wins three Passbooks to the Salmar Theatres.
  • Write a short story based around the theme Funny Business. Short stories must be submitted to Ardie by 5:00pm on Saturday, August 16th. The writer of the best short story wins three Passbooks to the Salmar Theatres.

Storytime for the summer has changed. First, there is no ToddlerTime on Thursdays until September. Next, Saturday storytime is now at 10:30 instead of 11:00. Here’s the schedule for Saturdays:

  • July 5 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • July 12 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • July 19 NO STORYTIME
  • July 26 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • August 2 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • August 9 at 10:30 (NO SRC activity follows)

And lastly, Wednesday’s storytime is at 10:30 and run in various parks throughout the community. Here is the schedule of dates and locations:

  • July 2 at Blackburn Park – 681 10 Avenue Southwest
  • July 9 at Fletcher Park – 450 2 Avenue Northeast
  • July 16 at TRUE in the Trees Park (Near the College) – 2552 Trans Canada Highway NE
  • July 23 at Field of Dreams Park – 250 30 Street Southeast
  • July 30 – Marine Peace Park (by the wharf) – 750 Marine Park Drive Northeast
  • August 6 – Jackson Park (in Canoe) – Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE
  • August 13 – Jackson Park (in Canoe) – Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE

 

Here are the imaginative creations from today’s Lego Building event. Last week we had an amazing amount of Lego donated to the library, so the kids were in Lego heaven.

We have a very interesting chair sculpture in the library right now. It’s to help promote the Storytelling Exhibit going on at the Art Gallery. This may not be the most comfortable chair to sit in, but it definitely catches the eye, and even frequently gets used.

For anyone interested in this exhibit, or if you have kids that would enjoy a storytime outside of the library, I will be telling stories at the Art Gallery at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, June 7. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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Morgan’s Visit

A beautiful Newfoundland dog by the name of Morgan attended our storytime on March 8th. After storytime, she and her owner gave several of the children cart rides around the library. Such a fun day! Thanks, Morgan and Dean for the cart rides!!

Spring Break Programs

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Retro Board Games

  • available in the teen room from March 15-29
  • Drop in any time during the break to play games with your friends or family. 

There will be a book draw at each of the following events:

Lego Builders- Tuesday, March 18 from 3:00-3:45

  • Registration Required (email aburnham or call 250-832-6161 to register)
  • For ages 6-12

Scavenger Hunt- Wednesday, March 19 at 11:00

  • Drop-in
  • For all ages

Origami Workshop- Thursday, March 20 at 1:00

  • Registration Required (email aburnham or call 250-832-6161 to register)
  • for ages 6-12

PJ Storytime- Friday, March 28 at 6:30

  • Drop-in
  • For all ages

Puppet Play- Saturday, March 29 at 11:00

  • Drop-in
  • For all ages

Regular Storytime and Toddlertime programs will continue during this time. See below for dates and times. All ages welcome.

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