Passport to Discovery

Passport to Discovery

Calling all young explorers! Adventure awaits you with the Huron County Library’s Passport to Discovery program. Pick up a passport from your local branch to begin a full year of learning, reading, doing, and having a whole lot of fun! Visit your local branch each month to pick up a themed craft kit and activity sheet. Once you have completed at least one of the activities, return to the branch to get your passport stamped and ballot entered into a grand prize draw that will take place at the end of the program in February, 2024.

To kick things off, February’s theme is Fairy Tales and includes the following acitvities:

  • Pick up a Take & Make Kit to make a Frog Prince Pin-up Game. Based off the famous fairy tale, this craft is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
  • Go on a Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt to find the fairy tale characters hiding around your local branch.
  • Write your own fairy tale using a dice and the story prompts shared on this month’s activity sheet.
  • Read one of these fairy tale-themed books from our collection.
  • Download this month’s activity sheet if you prefer to get started from home.
Evening Experts: Childhood Interrupted – Goderich Branch

Evening Experts: Childhood Interrupted – Goderich Branch

Each month, the Goderich Branch hosts Evening Experts, a speaker series that features local guests who speak about a subject they are passionate about.

This month’s speaker is Kathryn Adams, who shares the story of her mother, Evelyn Donnelly Toms, a child migrant whose story is detailed in the memoir Childhood Interrupted: A Child Migrant’s Story. The book details the bravery and tenacity Evelyn exhibited to avoid her pre-determined future as a domestic servant. Her migration from England to Canada in 1945 is what would become the heart of a touching memoir about overcoming adversity and making the best of a bad situation.

UPCOMING EXPERTS:

  • Feb. 15: Amber Walker-Bolton shares the story of her research on ring-tailed lemurs and conservation programs in Madagascar.
  • March 15: Hayley Linfield discusses her recently published book Rail Ties: A Story of Love and talks about the G2G Trail.

Registration is required for this program by calling 519-524-9261 or emailing the branch.

Evening Experts: Childhood Interrupted – Goderich Branch

Evening Experts: Moment Captured on the G2G Trail – Goderich Branch

Each month, the Goderich Branch hosts Evening Experts, a speaker series that features local guests who speak about a subject they are passionate about.

This month’s speaker is Hayley Linfield, who discusses her recently published book Rail Ties: A Story of Love and talks about the G2G Trail.

UPCOMING EXPERTS:

  • Jan. 18: Kathryn Adams shares the story of her mother, Evelyn Donnelly Toms, who migrated from England to Canada as a child.
  • Feb. 15: Amber Walker-Bolton shares the story of her research on ring-tailed lemurs and conservation programs in Madagascar.

Registration is required for this program by calling 519-524-9261 or emailing the branch.

Evening Experts: Childhood Interrupted – Goderich Branch

Evening Experts: Making a Mark in Madagascar – Goderich Branch

Each month, the Goderich Branch hosts Evening Experts, a speaker series that features local guests who speak about a subject they are passionate about.

This month’s speaker is Amber Walker-Bolton, who shares the story of her research on ring-tailed lemurs and the conservation programs for underprivileged children she is running in Madagascar.

UPCOMING EXPERTS:

  • Jan. 18: Kathryn Adams shares the story of her mother, Evelyn Donnelly Toms, who migrated from England to Canada as a child.
  • March 15: Hayley Linfield discusses her recently published book Rail Ties: A Story of Love and talks about the G2G Trail.

Registration is required for this program by calling 519-524-9261 or emailing the branch.

Evening Experts: Childhood Interrupted – Goderich Branch

Evening Experts: Childhood Interrupted – Goderich Branch

Each month, the Goderich Branch hosts Evening Experts, a speaker series that features local guests who speak about a subject they are passionate about.

This month’s speaker is Kathryn Adams, who shares the story of her mother, Evelyn Donnelly Toms, a child migrant whose story is detailed in the memoir Childhood Interrupted: A Child Migrant’s Story. The book details the bravery and tenacity Evelyn exhibited to avoid her pre-determined future as a domestic servant. Her migration from England to Canada in 1945 is what would become the heart of a touching memoir about overcoming adversity and making the best of a bad situation.

UPCOMING EXPERTS:

  • Feb. 15: Amber Walker-Bolton shares the story of her research on ring-tailed lemurs and conservation programs in Madagascar.
  • March 15: Hayley Linfield discusses her recently published book Rail Ties: A Story of Love and talks about the G2G Trail.

Registration is required for this program by calling 519-524-9261 or emailing the branch.