Thanks to the support of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent and its Pacte rural, since the beginning of this year, the Little Green Library has been developing activities related to books and reading. In addition, this summer, the Library is receiving a subsidy from the Federal Student Work Experience Program to hire an organizer to lead these activities. Today, the Little Green Library is pleased to present our summer program of activities for children to be held from July 2 to August 13.
Every Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m., children from 0 to 12 years of age and their families will be welcomed in Huntingdon's Prince Arthur Park. An organizer from the library will be on hand to help the children discover the joy of books. This activity is free of charge.
TD Summer Reading Club
The TD Summer Reading Club is a completely bilingual summer program for children designed to transmit the pleasure of reading. This fun activity is free and is designed for all children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Starting now, the children are invited to stop by the library to register for the Club and receive their free reading booklet. This booklet allows the children to note all the books they read during the summer and, for each book read, they will receive a free sticker to post in their booklet. Every Monday, at 6:30 p.m., the members of the Club are invited to come to the library to talk about the books they have read with our organizer.
TD Book Club launch
On Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m., the TD Book Club will be launched with the presence of Alessandro Cassa, author and illustrator of the Le professeur Acarus Dumdell series. The children, who are encouraged to bring their friends, can expect several surprises! The activity is free.
Books at the Farmers' Market
The Little Green Library will be on hand at the Huntingdon Farmers' Market, every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Prince Arthur Park. Everyone is invited to drop in to see us and find out more about our services, become a member of the library, or browse through our used books for sale. We will also organize a little corner where children can read with our organizer while their parents do their shopping.
Huntingdon's Day Camp at the library
The Little Green Library will be receiving children from the Huntingdon Day Camp four times during the summer. Fun activities involving books and reading will be offered, including a rally in the library, a story hour, blank comic books and books in the Park.
Support from the community and volunteers
The Little Green Library is a self-funding organization, managed and operated solely by volunteers. It was created 43 years ago, and continues to develop thanks to the on-going support of the community. Thanks to a subsidy of $32,900 from Pacte rural, the library was able to hire a project manager for one year. Her mandate is to contribute to developing and introducing all the new activities.
The library needs the participation of people in the community who care about books and reading and who would like to get involved as volunteers in a number of areas, such as leading activities for children of different ages, mobile services, accompaniment in learning new technologies or even reading to the elderly, whether it be on a regular basis or occasionally for a specific project.
If you would like more information, please contact the team at the Little Green Library by going to 4 Lorne in Huntingdon, or telephoning 450 264-4872. You can also reach us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more by visiting our website at: www.pbv-lgl.org or our Facebook page.