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Library’s summer reading program off and rolling

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Siblings Dean (3) and Samantha Knox (6) participate in a hoop rolling race at the Swift Current Branch Library's opening party for the TD Summer Reading Club, July 6. Looking on behind them is Tekeyla Friday, the library's children's programmer. Siblings Dean (3) and Samantha Knox (6) participate in a hoop rolling race at the Swift Current Branch Library's opening party for the TD Summer Reading Club, July 6. Looking on behind them is Tekeyla Friday, the library's children's programmer.

The Swift Current Branch Library celebrated the start of the TD Summer Reading Club, a program of Canadian public libraries, with an opening party, July 6.


Children participated in a variety of activities during the afternoon, including different pioneer games such as hoop roll and ring toss, as well as milking a cardboard cow.
The goal of the TD Summer Reading Club is to encourage children to read over the summer. There are different TD Summer Reading Club activities for children between the ages 2-13 at the library on every Tuesday at 2 p.m. from July 11 to Aug. 8.  For children ages 2-5 there is a story time program that includes books, rhymes, finger plays, crafts, puppet shows and an opportunity to read to Talla, the literacy dog.
The Maker Kids Club for children ages six to 13 and older will take place at the same time, when they will learn about 3-D printing, how to make a button tree, use snap circuits and make LED beavers. Another highlight of the summer activities will be the visit of the Saskatchewan Science Centre on July 28 at 1 p.m.
Their Go! Science presentation for children in grades K-6 will be a fun and interactive learning experience about science. The summer program will conclude with a wrap-up party at 1 p.m. on Aug. 11, when children can read a story to Shimmer, the literacy donkey.
For more information about the summer program activities, contact the Swift Current Branch Library at 306-778-2752 or visit the library website at http://swiftcurrentlibrary.ca.

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Matthew Liebenberg

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