Summer Reading Week 8: Magic Forest

Summer Reading Week 8: Magic Forest

Can you believe it, summer readers? This week is the last week of the Summer Reading Program! We hope you have enjoyed it and had as much fun as we have! For our last week we will finish things off with the classics: good old fashioned fairytales! If you enjoy a good fairytale with adventure and magic, you’ll love this week’s theme of “Magic Forest”! We are so excited to see everyone one last time at this week’s sessions and have a special surprise for you all too! To find out what it is, come and visit your local library!

You can also download this week’s colouring sheet from home and check out this week’s online reading list.  

WEEKLY THEMES & ACTIVITIES:

Fall Craft Swap

Fall Craft Swap

Calling all crafters – young and young at heart! Love crafting and love seeing others enjoy what you make? Join the Fall Craft Swap where you will be partnered with another age-appropriate crafter in Huron
County (child or adult)!

Make your partner a custom craft, while they do the same for you! All crafting types welcome – knitting, crocheting, sewing, candle making, pottery, scrapbooking, needlefelting, etc. The sky is the limit!

Guidelines:

We ask that you craft TWO small items or ONE medium sized item.

  • Medium = A scarf, a wallet, a set of notecards (4), a reusable shopping bag
  • Small = A piece of jewelry, a bookmark, a washcloth, a facemask, a small candle

Please note that a library staff person will be in touch with you Sept. 13-18 to assign your partner. You will have from Sept. 19-Oct. 19 to craft. Please drop your completed craft off to your local Huron County Library branch between Oct. 20-25 (or earlier). You will receive the craft from your partner between Nov. 1-5. A library staff person will send email reminders along the way. Please ensure that crafts do not exceed the size of a standard tote box (28” x 17” x 15″).

*Should a partner not complete a craft, an alternate partner will be arranged. Should multiple partners not complete a craft, individuals may be paired with one another. Pre-completed crafts will be used in reassignments (no need to make an entirely new craft!).

Important dates:

Registration: Aug. 22-Sept. 12
Partner Assigned: Sept. 13-18
Crafting: Sept.19-Oct. 19
Craft Due: Oct. 20-25

Register online: https://connectedcountyofhuron.ca/craftswap

Summer Reading Week 4: Worlds Under Water

Summer Reading Week 4: Worlds Under Water

Hello summer readers! This week’s reading adventure takes us to the depths of the oceans to explore Worlds Under Water! Mermaids, Atlantis, sea monsters, and more will be the focus of our stories, crafts, and games—we hope you are as excited for this week as we are! To have fun exploring from home, download this week’s colouring sheet and check out this week’s reading list. And, as always, we encourage you to head into your local library to find even more amazing books!

WEEKLY THEMES & ACTIVITIES:

Summer Reading Week 3: Tales from Turtle Island

Summer Reading Week 3: Tales from Turtle Island

Week three, where to be? Well, at your local library for the Summer Reading Program, of course! This week we will learn some stories of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (Indigenous peoples of what most now commonly call North America). These tales are very diverse, just like the different Indigenous cultures and peoples to which they belong, so we hope you find many that you enjoy! To learn more, download this week’s related colouring sheet and check out this week’s reading list.

COUNTY OF HURON LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT

We acknowledge that the land we stand upon today is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral peoples. We recognize the First Peoples’ continued stewardship of the land and water, and that this territory was subject to the Dish with One Spoon wampum, under which multiple nations agreed to care for the land and resources by the Great Lakes in peace.

We would also like to acknowledge and recognize the Upper Canada Treaties signed in regards to this land, which include Treaty #29 and Treaty #45 1/2, and our roles as treaty people, committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation, gratitude, and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.

WEEKLY THEMES & ACTIVITIES:

Summer Reading Week 2: Up in Space

Summer Reading Week 2: Up in Space

Hello summer readers! This week we’ll be going up to space to learn about all of its wonders! We look forward to learning more about myths about the moon, the stories of the stars, and so much more! Be sure to check out this week’s colouring sheet and reading list on Bibliocommons for some story suggestions. Of course, you can also visit your local Huron County Library branch this summer! We hope to see you there!

WEEKLY THEMES & ACTIVITIES:

Summer Reading Week 1: Ancient Cultures

Summer Reading Week 1: Ancient Cultures

Today is the first official day of the Summer Reading Program—hooray! We are so excited to be visiting all the incredible Huron County Libraries and cannot wait to read some magical stories with all of you who are joining us this summer!

This week’s theme is—drumroll, please—Ancient Cultures: Legends of the Past! We’ll be travelling back in time in our reading adventures and learning about the myths and legends of many ancient civilizations!

For those of you who are unable to join us at the program, feel free to print off a colouring sheet and Labyrinth maze at home or from your local branch. Each week, we will be sharing a new themed colouring sheet on our blog; we hope you enjoy them!

Also, we encourage you to go to your local library sometime this week and check out some great books to begin your summer reading adventures! For story suggestions based on this week’s theme, check out our online reading list!

WEEKLY THEMES & ACTIVITIES: