TD Summer Reading Program

Welcome to our 2021 TD Summer Reading Program! Scroll through the page to see what we have to offer, or click on one of the menu options below to jump to the section you're interested in. 

Junior Book Club | Story WalkStory TimesGaming Afternoons | Anime Club | Take-and-Make Kits | Dayhome Book DeliveryTrack Your Reading | Top of Page

Things look a little different this year as we navigate a slow and safe return to "normal". While we won't be able to meet in-person for our usual Summer Reading Program, we have lots of fun and engaging things for you to do this summer. 

Junior Book Club

This program is geared towards grades 3-7, but older and younger ages are definitely invited to participate.

Junior Book Club poster

This summer we’ll be reading Lemons, by Melissa Savage. Participants who sign up for the Junior Book Club will receive a Lemons Loot Kit containing some fun swag items, a reading log to track their reading over the summer, and weekly crafts, activities, and fun experiments/projects that relate to the book. The first 20 participants to sign up will also receive a paperback copy of the book Lemons – so make sure to sign up early! Participants can also submit artwork for a Cover Art Contest based on Lemons, for a chance to win a copy of our fall book club title, The End of the Wild, and other fun prizes. 

Melissa Savage will be joining us via Zoom on August 5th for an author talk, to share her experiences with writing and cryptozoology! Participants can then join us mid-August for an in-person book club discussion, show-and-tell, and wrap up party! 

Hunt for Bigfoot in the library each week to enter for the chance to win an 8-inch Blizzard Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen. Find the bigfoot below hidden in the library, then submit here (one entry per person per week). 

Bigfoot

About the book: “Lemonade Liberty Witt meets eleven-year-old Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc., who is the sole Bigfoot investigator for their small town. After Tobin invites Lem to be his assistant for the summer, they set out on an epic adventure to capture the elusive beast on film. Along the way, Lem and Tobin end up discovering more than they ever could have imagined.” The publisher recommends this book for ages 8-12. 

Check out the book trailer here.

To sign up for the program and receive your Lemons Loot Kit, call the library at 403-887-2130 or email us at sylvan.library@prl.ab.ca and let us know you’d like to reserve your kit. Kits will be available for pick-up starting July 5, 2021. We are looking forward to keeping you engaged in literacy, art, and outdoor activities this summer. 

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Story Walk

Take a tour of the library's green space and view the TD Summer Reading Club Story Walk. In bilingual text and beautiful illustration, take a stroll and read The Thing Lou Couldn't Do, by Ashley Spires. 

This Story Walk is available 24/7. Stop by with the family and engage view at your leisure in English, French, or both! 

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Story Time 

We have a few Story Time options for your summer enjoyment. 

Join us in person, at the library Tuesday mornings at 10:15 am for a Mother Goose Story Time. Maddie will teach a rhymes, songs, and share some Mother Goose stories. Sing along with us this summer! Registration required.

Join us in person on Monday afternoons from 1:15-2:00 pm and Wednesday mornings from 10:15-11:00 am for a Sensory Story Time. Corrie will read a few stories based on the theme of the week, then create a fun, sensory craft based on that theme. Registration required.

If that time doesn't work for you, we'll read the same stories and do the same crafts via Facebook Live on Fridays at 9:15 am. 

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Live Stories With Miss Corrie

Gaming Afternoons

Drop-in gaming at the library for school-aged participants will kick off weekly this summer in person at the library.

Starting on July 6th we will have gaming systems available for use at the library. Every afternoon that we are open, you can come down to the library and use these systems in house from 2:00-4:00 pm.

The systems we will have available:

Every week: Nintendo Switch and Games

July 6 - 19 WiiU

July 20 - August 2 Xbox One

August 3 - 16 Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality)

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Anime Club 

Our Anime Club will continue throughout the summer on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:00-5:00 pm. 

On Mondays we'll connect via Netflix Party to watch different shows and connect via chat and Google Meets. Call or email the library to sign up to receive the Netflix Party invite link. Just log in to your own Netflix account, make sure you've added the Chrome extension, then click the red "TP" or puzzle piece icon to connect to the chat! You can help choose what we watch each week, or just enjoy the selections as we watch them!

On Wednesdays, weather-permitting, we'll meet in-person, outdoors on the grassy space beside the Library. Create art, play games, and connect with your peers in a safe and fun environment to share your love of anime and manga. 

*In-person programs are dependent on current health restrictions allowing for them, and may require masks to be worn. Connect with staff at 403-887-2130 if you have any questions.* 

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Anime Club

Take-and-Make Kits 

We are also creating a variety of Take-and-Make Kits for all ages, including adults and seniors! Weekly kits will be available for pickup every Monday-Friday from July 5th to August 13th, 2021, on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Craft Kits for Kids: these weekly kits will have supplies for a weekly craft, outdoor activity guides, word searches, crosswords, mad libs, colouring pages, summer snack ideas, and other literacy games. Kits are available for grades K-6 and 7-12.

Lemons Loot Kits: these weekly kits will be specific to the Junior Book Club, and will include weekly crafts, activities, challenges, and projects to keep your family engaged over the summer. Go hunting for Big Foot, make some fantastic lemony science experiments, and create your very own Cover Art for Lemons to win fantastic prizes!

Adult Summer Activities Kit: these weekly kits are great for adults and seniors wanting to spice things up a little this summer. Kits will contain a variety of recipes and spices for you to "travel" to Italy, India, and Greece. You'll also receive reading challenges, art and craft projects to do, and more! On alternating weeks you will receive DIY creations to do at home.

Seniors Craft Kits: these weekly kits will feature crafts and projects for seniors to make at their own pace, with their own creative flair.

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Dayhome Book Deliveries

This summer, we want to bring the library to you, with a Dayhome Book Delivery service. Our Programmer Maddie will create collections of approximately 25 books (both fiction and non-fiction) that are fun, age appropriate, and engaging to drop off at your house during dayhome hours. She can even match your programming themes!

How it Works: 

1) Set up (or renew) your library membership online.
2) Fill out this online form or call the library at 403-887-2130 to talk to Maddie
3) We will drop off the first set of books
4) At your selected interval, we will come and replenish your books and take your returns (either once a week, or once every two weeks)

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Track Your Reading 

Keep up with your reading throughout the summer and enter weekly for prize draws! Fill out a ballot at the library when you come for story time, or submit your reading online here

Preschool and school-aged kids can pick up a reading log with stickers and web access code for the TD Summer Reading Club website. Their kid's site will launch on June 15th, where kids will be able to:

- Create an online notebook
- Read eBooks
- Vote in the Battle of the Books
- Review books
- Participate in weekly trivia
- Write stories
- Read and write jokes
- Read an original web comic by Mike Deas
- View author/illustrator readings and workshops
- Print colouring sheets
- Find the perfect book

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