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Summer fun at the library

The summer weather is finally here. It is time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and explore the creative and fun new programs at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library.

On July 1, look for the library’s booth at the Strawberry Festival where you can get information about summer programs, including the children’s Summer Reading Club (SRC).

Discover mysterious, bizarre, and intriguing stories with this year’s SRC theme: Check This Out.  The SRC is a great way for kids to practice reading over the summer months and earn prizes.

New this year at the Strawberry Festival, the library will be hosting a super spelling bee. Held on July 1 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Park bandshell, children in two age categories will compete to determine the winner in this spelling showdown.

Registration is free; register at townofws.ca/active with either code: 28331 (ages 7010) or 28332 (ages 8-13).

Additionally, during July and August, the library will be offering free, drop-in programming at parks throughout Whitchurch-Stouffville during the hours of 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m. Visit wsplibrary.ca for more details.

Teen programs are for elementary and high school students ages 13-19 and are always free. On July 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., teens can beat the heat with a water fight. Competing in games like capture the flag, tag, and humans vs. zombies, teens can cool off and have fun. Participants must bring their own water guns. For more information and to register, contact [email protected].

Finally, adults are invited to join the weekly meetups to learn new skills or sharpen old ones. All adult meetups are drop-in and free to join. The weekly meetups are as follows: Trivia Tuesdays (begins July 4, from 4-5 p.m.), Word Wednesdays (begins July 5, from 1-2 p.m.), and Technique Thursdays (Needlecrafts, begins July 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.).

For more information, contact [email protected]

 

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