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Summer Reading Programs 2021

Read your way through summer!

Welcome!

Welcome! We are thrilled to announce our program lineup this summer!

Summer Program Coordinators

Erin and Sam standing outside the library with their hands in the air.Hi! We are Erin and Sam and we are thrilled to be your Summer Program Coordinators here at the Stratford Public Library!

We have many exciting programs coming your way this summer and are looking forward to meeting you: the incredible kids, families, and caregivers in our community. Come read, play, learn and explore!

 

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TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest summer reading program! It's a FREE club for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. When you sign up, you'll receive your very own Summer Reading Kit full of fun activities and to keep you reading all summer long! Pick one up at the library today!

Our Programs

Make:it Meetup

All summer long, kids ages 9+ can explore STEAM activities such as coding, 3D design, and hands-on construction in a fun and supportive environment! Click here for more details!

Movin' in the Mornin'

Let’s GET ACTIVE! This program provides participants with an opportunity to engage with a story while trying new movements and activities such as yoga, running, karate, dance, etc, in the comfort of their own home. Click here for more details!

Family Faceoff

Strap up your laces, put on your game face and get ready to race around the city! Stratford Family Faceoff will give families a chance to get outside and compete against each other in a variety of different challenges and tasks! Click here for more details!

(FULL) Crafty Kids

The perfect summer program for the creative, curious child in your life! Crafty Kids kits offer children the opportunity to experiment with different materials to make new, exciting crafts! Thank you for your interest. This program is now full.

(FULL) Indigenous Stories & Art

Read and learn about Indigenous peoples in Canada! This program provides participants with an opportunity to learn and grow together by exploring Indigenous stories and crafts. Thank you for your interest. This program is now full.

(FULL) Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies is a one-to-one reading program that will keep your kids reading this summer. They'll be having so much fun that they'll forget they're learning! Thank you for your interest. This program is now full. To join the waiting list, please email TMacGregor@pcin.on.ca.

(FULL) Rockin' Readers

Rockin' Readers is like a book club, only better! When you sign up, you'll receive a bundle of books plus some fun activities that match the books' themes. Then we all meet up on Zoom to do the activities together! Thank you for your interest. This program is now full.

(FULL) Full STEAM Ahead

Does your child love building, science experiments, nature, and FUN? Each week we will get together on Zoom to investigate, explore, create and learn together. We provide the materials, you provide the curiosity and imagination! Thank you for your interest. This program is now full.

(FULL) LEGO and Beyond

Join LEGO expert Brandon on Zoom for weekly building sessions! This program will inspire creativity through weekly challenges and connect your kids with like-minded friends. We'll build things out of materials from around the house as well as what you find in your free LEGO & Beyond kit! Thank you for your interest. This program is now full. 

(FULL) Dear Friend

This summer, we're bringing back the lost art of letter writing! Sign up for Dear Friend to exchange weekly letters with a senior from Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence. Mail your letters in the special mailbox outside the library every Friday before noon and pick up your response on Monday at Curbside. Thank you for your interest. This program is now full.