Summer Reading Club begins July 3rd at the Cobourg Public Library

Children can join the Cobourg Public Library’s TD Summer Reading Club beginning on Wednesday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. The theme of the Reading Club this year is “GO”, based on The Amazing Race.

The sign-up this year will feature a barbecue at the C. Gordon King Centre, 200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with free hot dogs and drinks for any child between the ages of 4 and 13 who sign up. The Lion’s Club of Cobourg will be supplying the barbecue and volunteers to do the cooking. There will be activities outside to entertain the young participants including two race cars supplied by Mayhew Graphics and Bill Spencer Chevrolet that kids can sit in to have their picture taken.

The TD Summer Reading Club is an annual program that encourages children to keep reading over summer vacation. Each week a child takes out a book from the library, reads it, or, has it read to them, and reports back to the library the following week to the Children’s department staff. Children can give a verbal or written report to staff or draw a picture. If a child cannot get into the library they can send their report by FAX, email, or submit an entry to the Library’s Summer Reading Club Blog. Families going away on holiday don’t have to worry about missing a week or two. Children can double up on their reports when they return. Once the report has been given, children can spin the Amazing Race Wheel and either receive an instant prize, supplied by many local businesses, or have an opportunity to enter one of three exciting grand prize draws.

Other fun day programs at the Cobourg Public Library will include a visit from Tim Holland, a ventriloquist, and a Birds of Prey program. Children can learn how to stay home alone this summer by attending a Home Alone safety program. Other programs include art classes, knitting, cake pop decorating, making friendship bracelets, a puppet dinner theatre, science programs and a tea party. A complete calendar of programs can be found at the website .

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club and all July day programs at the Cobourg Public Library starts on Wednesday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Registration for summer programs at our Hamilton Township branches in Gore’s Landing and Bewdley will begin on Saturday, June 30th.

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