Walkerton, Cargill libraries offering plenty of activities this summer

WALKERTON – Looking for something to do this summer? Join us at the Bruce County Public Library Walkerton and Cargill branches for a fun summer of reading and weekly activities.

Be a Super Reader and register for the TD Summer Reading Club, on now until Aug. 28. You can register in Beanstack through the library website, or download the handy Beanstack app to track your reading. Plus, you can collect special ribbons and other incentives as you read your way through summer. If you prefer to log your reading on paper be sure to bring it back to the library so staff can log your time in Beanstack to ensure you are eligible for prizes.

Visit the Walkerton and Cargill branches for our weekly TD Summer Reading Club meetings. Each week we will have a different activity for you to get creative. Please register.

Scavenger Hunt – Walkerton: Thursday, July 7, 2 p.m.; Cargill: Friday, July 8, 11 a.m.

Indigenous Stories – Walkerton: Thursday, July 14, 2 p.m.; Cargill: Friday, July 15, 11 a.m.

Structures – Walkerton: Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m.; Cargill: Friday, July 15, 11 a.m.

Constellations – Walkerton: Thursday, July 28, 2 p.m.; Cargill: Friday, July 29, 11 a.m.

The library also has a Teen Summer Reading Club, on now until Aug. 28 – read what you like, when you like. Register with Beanstack and track the amount of time you spend reading all summer. Try the easy-to-use Beanstack app to scan your book and complete activities. There will be prize draws in July and August for a do-it-at-home escape room game.

Other activities at the Walkerton Branch:

  • Kids Create: Tuesday July 5. Calling all kids! Materials are set out and waiting for you to get creative!
  • Walkerton Branch Senior Phone and Tablet Basics: Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. The library is offering small group learning sessions that provide the building blocks to digital learning. Please register in advance.
  • Walkerton Branch Movie Matinee: Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m. Miss it at the theatre? Come watch with us at the library. We will be showing Death on the Nile. While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.
  • Walkerton Branch Teen Interactive Movie: Tuesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. Get out of your seat and get into your movie! Join us for this fun, interactive movie showing of Fantastic Creatures and Where to Find Them. Props and surprises will be provided for each participant when you arrive so register early to guarantee your seat.

The Evergreen Award program is a perfect way for public libraries and book clubs to engage with best titles in Canadian fiction and non-fiction. Register today in Beanstack or pick up a bookmark from your local library branch and read the titles listed. In September, vote for your favourite title. All votes are collected and counted from across Canada to determine readers’ choice for this year’s Evergreen Award.

Tracey Knapp