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Summer Programs & Reading Club 2024

July 2nd - August 15th

Ages 0-12

Register for events starting June 17! Registration form is at the bottom of this page.

Programs

Welcome to Belleville Public Library's 2024 Summer Programs! This year's theme is Earth, Sea, and Sky. We will be offering children's programming every day except for Fridays and Sundays. Please see the calendar below to find out what the daily programs are. Brochures are available as a PDF below, or at the Readers' Advisory desk to provide specific details of each program.

Some events require registration due to supplies, technology needed and room capacity limits. For these events, we please ask that you pre-register. We will still accept drop-ins for these programs, but cannot guarantee space for those who do not pre-register.

You must pre-register for the following events to guarantee a spot (register at the bottom this page):

  • Community Friends: Quinte Conservation (July 2) 
  • Tech Play (July 2): Select only 1 time slot 
  • Get Growing (July 6)
  • 3D Printing (July 9): Select only 1 time slot 
  • Community Friends: St. John Ambulance Bite Smart (July 10)
  • Teen Crafts: Painted Rock Photo Holders (July 11)
  • Junkyard Symphony (July 15)
  • Scratch Coding (July 16)
  • Community Friends: Humane Society HPE (July 17)
  • DIY Solar Ovens (July 23)
  • Community Friends: Belleville Fire (July 25)
  • Teen Book Club (July 25)
  • Robot Play (July 30)
  • Community Friends: Glanmore House (Aug. 1)
  • Reach for the Stars (Aug. 6)
  • Community Friends: Lewa Farm Ontario (Aug. 7)
  • Teen Crafts: Sharpie Mugs (Aug. 8)
  • Paddling Puppeteers (Aug. 13)
  • Straw Marble Run (Aug. 13)
  • End of Summer Party (August 15)

Program Calendar (pdf)

Program Brochure (pdf)

Special Performances

Junkyard Symphony

Monday, July 15, 3:00 p.m. | all ages | register below

Join us for an incredible musical performance by Johnny Junkyard, who reuses junk of all kinds to create radical rhythms. 

About Junkyard Symphony: Originating in Ottawa in 1992, Junkyard Symphony is an eco-entertainment company (eco standing for ecological and economical!) that reuses junk to create fun for all ages. www.junkyardsymphony.com

 

 

 

 

 

Paddling Puppeteers

Tuesday, August 13, 10:30 a.m. | all ages | register below

Join us for an entertaining musical puppet show about connecting with nature and restoring the land and water. 

Paddling Puppeteers: The Paddling Puppeteers have been performing their musical puppet shows across Canada since 1999. A variety of colourful puppets bring to life many stories having to do with the environment. The shows present ideas of how we can take simple steps to preserve and restore Canada’s natural heritage.

https://paddlingpuppeteers.com/ 

 

 

TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest summer reading program for children of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading in their own way.

When your child registers for the TD Summer Reading Club, they will receive a free notebook and stickers to track their reading, a team button for our window race, and a web access code. Visit tdsummerreadingclub.ca for fun games and activities and to use your access code.

We hope you find reading rewarding in itself, but to give you a little extra incentive, you will also have a chance to win prizes! All you have to do is track your reading and then tell us about it.

How to Register

You must register for the TD Summer Reading Club in person at the Readers' Advisory Desk located on the first floor.

Tell Us What You're Reading

Using your TD Summer Reading Club notebook, record what you've been reading. Visit the Readers' Advisory desk each week from July 2 to August 14, and tell the library staff at the desk what you've been reading. You'll then be entered into a draw for the weekly prize. Children can receive a ballot twice a week for our weekly prizes. Children's ballots will also go towards the draw for the end of the summer prizes, which will be given away at our Summer Party on August 15!

There are seven weeks of summer programs: so, if you tell us what you've been reading twice a week, you'll be entered into the end of the summer prizes 14 times!

Window Race

It's a race to the finish! When you sign up for the Summer Reading Club, you will be given a button indicating your team element. Each week when you tell us what you're reading, you will be given a picture of your element to tape onto the window race track in the Children's Area. You can receive one picture per day. This will help your team get further in the race! This race is a fun way to encourage children to keep reading.

2021 Window Race


Are you a teen aged 13+? Check out our Teen Summer Reading Challenge! Find all the details here.

Select all of the events you would like to register for. Submit one form for each child. Please note the age range for each event. Summer Reading Club materials can be picked up from the Reader's Advisory desk on the 1st floor.

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