TD Summer Reading – Colouring Pages

TD Summer Reading – Colouring Pages

Hey everybody! We are Gwyneth and Olivia, your Huron County Library TD Summer Reading coordinators and we are really excited to lead this year’s program! The fun starts at a branch near you the week of July 4 and we are looking forward to a summer filled with adventure, play, social connection, and lots of reading, of course!

We are super excited to visit each one of Huron County’s amazing elementary schools over the next few weeks to talk to you about our summer reading club! And we hope you are just as excited as us for the TD Summer Reading Club this year, because we have planned a jam-packed summer built around this year’s theme, Once Upon a Time; Myths and Legends.

Registration opens online on Monday, June 13, but we wanted to give you a little sneak peak of just one of our awesome activities that you can enjoy on this PD Day! You can download and print these magical colouring pages and design them in any way you like!

Enjoy! 

 

Printable Garden Labels for Little Green Thumbers

Printable Garden Labels for Little Green Thumbers

It appears that the spring weather is finally here and it’s time to start thinking about getting your hands dirty in the garden! As we celebrate Earth Day today, we recognize that planting even the smallest potted garden will make a difference in promoting a healthy, sustainable future for the planet. And, you may even enjoy some fresh, homegrown food at the end of the season!

To add a little fun to your garden, library staff have put together some garden labels. To make:

  • Print off the labels at home, or visit your local branch
  • Colour the labels with markers or crayons
  • Laminate or wrap in plastic to keep them dry through the season
  • Add a popsicle stick or a stick from your garden to the back of each label
  • Stick your labels in the ground to help you identify your plants as they grow

More gardening resources from the Huron County Library:

 

 

Nature Photography Winners!

Nature Photography Winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to our first Nature Photography Contest! Presented in partnership with Ontario’s West Coast, we received over 50 entries of some stunning nature shots taken this winter from across Huron County. Needless to say, choosing a winner was challenging, but we appreciate local photographer, Conrad Kuiper, who joined our jury to help select the winner and two runners-up.

And the winner is…

Lake Huron sunset, by photographer Bob Nieboer. Bob shot this sunset earlier this month on a calm evening at St. Christopher’s Beach in Goderich. Bob has won a 16×20 framed and matted print of this photograph printed by 519 Prints & Frames.

Runner-up - flock of Snow Buntings

Runner-up…

Snow Buntings taking flight by Deborah Johnston. Deborah captured this flock just north of Goderich on Kerry’s Line. She has won a 8×10 framed and matted print of this photograph printed by 519 Prints & Frames.

Runner up - Female Cardinal

Runner-up…

And congratulations to Elizabeth Allan, who captured this female cardinal who visited the crab apple tree in her front yard. She has also won a 8×10 framed and matted print of this photograph printed by 519 Prints & Frames.

Honourable Mentions

Nature Photography Contest

Nature Photography Contest

Enter our Nature Photography Contest by showing us the plants, animals and natural landscapes from across Huron County that inspire you!

Presented in partnership with Ontario’s West Coast, entries must be submitted by March 24, 2022 for a chance to win a high quality, 16×20 framed and matted print of your winning photograph. Two runner-ups will also be awarded a framed and matted 8×10 print. Thanks to 519 Prints & Frames for the prizes. The winning photograph will be selected by jury. There is a limit of three photos per person and should be current photos taken anytime through 2022.

Please submit your entries by emailing them to askalibrarian@huroncounty.ca or tag us with your nature shots using @HuronCountyLibrary on social media, but make sure to hold onto a higher resolution copy of that photo for printing, should you be the lucky winner!

NOTICE: Library system outage planned for Feb. 19

NOTICE: Library system outage planned for Feb. 19

Please be advised that, due to a planned system outage, access to our online catalogue and some of our digital resources will be interrupted this Saturday, Feb. 19. Our library service provider expects services to be restored once their scheduled server migration is completed Saturday evening, but work will continue into Sunday, Feb. 20, should any issues arise. 

  • Huron County Library branches will remain open to patrons on Saturday, Feb. 19. Curbside and in-branch services will both be available.
  • Library staff will have limited system access and will be able to check materials out, however, they will be unable to place holds, renew items, check patron accounts or search the catalogue while the server is down.
  • While all book drops will remain open, staff will not be able to check in any returns until our system is back online. Please note that all branches will be closed on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 21, so check-ins will be processed when branches re-open on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Due dates will be extended to accommodate the outage.
  • Basic search functionality in our online catalogue may still be available, but patrons will be unable to place holds, renew items, check their account, etc.
  • Any resource that requires you to log in with a library card number will be unavailable. Online resources such as Hoopla, cloudlibrary and Kanopy will be unavailable throughout the planned outage, but materials downloaded ahead of the planned outage should continue to be available.

We apologize in advance for any inconveniece and welcome you to reach out to your local branch should you have any questions.