Kids go “wild” for Falher Library “Summer Reading Club”

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

The Falher Library Summer Reading Club, which got underway on July 4, takes place every Monday and is divided into two groups; ages 5 to 7 takes place 10.30 to 11.00am and the ages 8 to 12 at 1.30 to 2.30 pm.

Kailey Ouellette and Josee Bouchard are overseeing the club. This is Quellette’s third year and for Bouchard, who provides the French component, it is her first year.

The TD Summer Reading Club is a free, bilingual program held at public libraries across Canada. The program invites kids to enjoy activities at their local library, access free books, read books online, and take advantage of reading suggestions.

This year’s theme is “Wild” and the club activities, books and crafts explore variations of that theme.

“We usually have about 20 kids signed up but there are not as many this year because we changed the day it is held. It is on Mondays now,” says Ouellette.

At the Monday, July 18 session the 5 to 7 year olds made crafts, painting rocks, making an underwater scene and the 8 to 12 worked with pages from old books.

Other planned activities are treasure hunts, making caterpillars and airplanes from popsicle sticks.

The club also reads and the kids receive booklets to record their reading minutes for which they receive a prizes. On the last day of the program, the kids celebrate, watch a movie, have popcorn and receive their prizes.

Parents who put children under 5 in the program must remain at the library to supervise their child.

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