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This Week!

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Blooper Reel!

Welcome to the TD Summer Reading Club blopper rell! Sorry, blooper reel! From flubbed lines, forgotten song lyrics, uncontrollable laughter, a renegade ice cream truck, and a tea party crashing cat, Library staff have been through it all! Sometimes the mistakes are just as much fun as getting it right :)

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Epic Experience: Birthday Storytime Livestream!

Thursday, August 27th, 2:00 p.m.

Didn't have quite the birthday party you imagined this year? Never fear, your Library is here! Celebrate with us and other kids who turned a year older during a special birthday-themed livestream storytime! There'll be stories and songs, including the most special song of all!

Want to hear a shout out for your little one's birthday during the storytime? Send us a DM on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with their name and what birthday they celebrated!
 

Epic Experience: Mix It Up!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2:00 p.m. -- registration required [REGISTRATION SOLD OUT]
Special Guest: Scientists in School

Intended for ages 4 to 12

Learning chemistry is fun when it's all about food. Investigate solubility, explore dilutions and have fun making a suspension you can mold. Welcome to the wonderful world of food science!

This virtual workshop is most appropriate for ages 4 to 12, and is offered free of charge - this event includes a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today! [REGISTRATION SOLD OUT]

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Activity Sheet

Shake it up and play with an activity sheet to keep you moving and learning! Each week you might discover colouring pages, origami, or other fun games to print and play!

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Recommended Reads

Check out our picks for the week! Lists are available for three reading levels:

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!

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Book Reporting Tracker

Every book we read as a community helps Eager Beaver along the game board on his way to defeating the "summer slide"!

Use this sheet to track your weekly reading, then fill out our Book Reporting Form! Mark, doodle, or colour each part of the circle for every book read!

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STEAM Activity

Discover this week’s theme with STEAM! Play and learn with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math experiments you can try at home!
(Please note that the link will take you to YouTube)

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Chapter Book Storytime

Join Miss Carol from the Clarington Public Library as she reads from Trouble in the Trees by Yolanda Ridge, published by Orca Book Publishers, for the TD Summer Reading Club! A new chapter will be released every weekday!

When tree climbing is banned at her townhouse complex, Bree assumes a new role in her community: activist and advocate.
(Please note that links will take you to YouTube)

Please note: storytime readings will be available for a limited time only to preserve the rights of authors and illustrators.

 


Past Weeks!

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Shout Out!

Congrats to all our readers! We're so proud of you! Our Week 8 Shout Out goes to EVERYBODY for reading all those books and having fun with all those activities! Be sure to catch the Bonus Round you earned with a fun new STEAM activity, Epic Experiences, a Birthday Storytime livestream, and a prize draw for your shirt design!

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Epic Experience: Pirate Party!

Livestream Storytime from the Courtice Literacy Ship!
Thursday, August 20th
2:00 p.m.

Wrap up TD Summer Reading Club with a live pirate-themed storytime, with songs, stories, and games live from our very own pirate ship! Dress up, tune in, and sing along from home!

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!

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Book Reporting Tracker

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STEAM Activity

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Storytime

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Quiet Time Sing Along

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

Design and create using your favourite video games, then submit the results to info@clarington-library.on.ca before the deadline!

  • Play Pretend
    • This week, we’re asking all Pokémon trainers to Go and catch ‘em all! What have you caught lately? Has your team accomplished something huge? Do you want to be the very best?
    • Share your excitement with us! Post a screenshot and tag us on the social media platform of your choice by August 27th.

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Epic Experience: Sticky Science!

Monday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. -- registration required [REGISTRATION SOLD OUT]
Special Guest: Scientists in School

Intended for ages 4 to 12

Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky with Scientists in School! Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty!

This virtual workshop is most appropriate for ages 4 to 12, and is offered free of charge - this event includes a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today! [REGISTRATION SOLD OUT]

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!

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Book Reporting Tracker

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Storytime

Chapter Book Storytime

Join Miss Carol from the Clarington Public Library as she reads from The Cabinet of Wonders (The Kronos Chronicles) by Marie Rutkoski, published by Macmillan, for the TD Summer Reading Club! A new chapter will be released every weekday!

Petra Kronos, her pet tin spider Astrophil, and her pickpocket friend Neel travel to Prague to confront the Prince of Bohemia and seek her father's stolen enchantments...
(Please note that this storytime is suitable for older readers ages 10 and up; links will take you to YouTube)

Please note: storytime readings will be available for a limited time only to preserve the rights of authors and illustrators.

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Quiet Time Sing Along

 

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

Design and create using your favourite video games, then submit the results to info@clarington-library.on.ca before the deadline!

On the Screen

  • What is the highest score you’ve ever achieved in Guitar Hero or Just Dance? In this week’s challenge, get groovy and try to beat your high score!
  • Send us a pic or screenshot of your score (or rockin' dance moves) to info@clarington-library.on.ca by August 20th to be featured in our next shout out video!

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Epic Experience: Virtual Clarington Sports Hall of Fame Tour!

Saturday, August 8
Special Guest: Municipality of Clarington

Did you know Clarington has its own Sports Hall of Fame, and some awesome sports history? Check out all the famous players and teams that have been celebrated here in Clarington with a look at the Sports Hall of Fame, in the Rickard Recreation Complex! Special thanks to our friends at the Municipality of Clarington!

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!

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Book Reporting Tracker

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STEAM Activity

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Storytime

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Quiet Time Sing Along

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

  • With a Team
    • Let’s get co-operative - virtually! For this week’s video game challenge, you’ll need to find a friend (or 2 or 3) who you can play with online. What’s your play style like?
    • Head-to-head: for opponent-based games like Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, NBA2K, and FIFA. Who is the best player out there? You tell us!
    • Co-op: for teamwork-inspired games like Overcooked, Snipperclips, and Minecraft. Can you work together to achieve your goals and win the day? Show us your best team effort!
    • To be featured in our next shout out video, send a pic or screenshot to info@clarington-library.on.ca by August 14th.

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Epic Experience: Board Game Design!

Special Guest: Mad Science
Tuesday, July 28th -- registration required
Intended for ages 6 to 12

Let's dive into board game design! Our mission is to create a board game that teaches players about the wonders of ocean life. Children brainstorm, sketch, and design their game board, cards and pieces. At the end of the workshop, they can use their games to play with family.

This virtual workshop is most appropriate for ages 6 to 12, and is offered free of charge. An email including the link to the Zoom meeting, as well as recommended supplies for creating your own board game, will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible!

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!

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Book Reporting Tracker

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Storytime

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Quiet Time Sing Along

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

  • Tabletop
    • For this week's challenge, try your hand at a video game based on a traditional tabletop game! Play cards, checkers, boardgames, and more on your favourite console or mobile device.
    • Enjoyed the game you discovered? Tell us about your experience! Send a screenshot and your review to info@clarington-library.on.ca by August 6th to have your experience showcased!

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Shout Out!

When you book report, you can choose to have your name, and your favourite book or character from that week "shouted out" in a weekly online video! 

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Epic Experience: Home Field

Saturday, July 25th

A field can be inside or outside, and we'll show you how with DIY games to play on your home field - whether that is your living room or your yard!

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!

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Book Reporting Tracker

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STEAM Activity

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Storytime

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Quiet Time Sing Along

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

  • On the Field
    • It’s time to get on the field—virtually! Show us your best moves in your favourite sports games (we’re looking at you, NBA2K, FIFA, Rocket League, Madden, and NHL). What’s your best score to date? Got a cool video you want to show us? Anything goes in this sporty challenge!
    • Send a pic, screenshot, or video to info@clarington-library.on.ca by July 31 at midnight of your best virtual sports moves!

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Shout Out!

When you book report, you can choose to have your name, and your favourite book or character from that week "shouted out" in a weekly online video! 

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Epic Experience: #PowerON with OPG

Special Guest: Ontario Power Generation
Pick-up on Tuesday, July 14th -- registration required [REGISTRATION SOLD OUT]
Pick-up at Darlington Waterfront Trail

The Library and OPG want to make sure you can have a fantastic time at home, no screens required! Register for your activity kit online, generously provided by OPG; quantities are limited! (Please note kit registration opens on Wednesday, July 8th). For more information, including a map of the pick-up location, please see OPG's PowerON Tuesdays website!

Library Bingo of Games

No worries if you miss out, you can download or print our Library Bingo of Games! See how many you can play this week - you likely have everything you need right at home! Not familiar with all the games? Check out simple rules for all the games from each category on our #PowerON Games page!

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!

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Book Reporting Tracker

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STEAM Activity

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Storytime

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Quiet Time Sing Along

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

  • Offline!
    • For this week’s challenge, get out your favourite writing tool and convince us to play your game! Whether it be a short review for a game you love, or an idea for a game you think would be cool to play – tell us why you think we should play your game.
    • Send your submission to info@clarington-library.on.ca by Thursday, July 23rd at midnight.

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Epic Experience: On your Own Digital Escape Room

Escape through your screen with a digital escape room just for TD Summer Reading Club members! Players beware! Here, there be dragons...
(Hint: Be sure to examine all paintings very carefully!)

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes)
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!
     

Kids Book Club

Welcome to Kids Book Club! Each week, we'd love to have you share with us what you're reading. You'll need to pick a book and a challenge, and then send us your completed challenge. We’ll have a theme of the week with book titles in case you’re looking for something new, but we’re also excited to hear about the books you may already reading!

  • Outer Space
    • View our interactive poster and click on some of the suggestions! There are picture and junior easy books, chapter books, and non-fiction titles!
    • Pick one of the challenges below (or come up with your own) to share your book with us. Once you're done, send us an email at info@clarington-library.on.ca with your creation! Don't forget to make your report on the books you've read this week with the TD SRC Book Reporting form!
      • Replicate the book cover with props at home.
      • Create a scene from your book/chapter with Minecraft.
      • Create a scene from the book/chapter with Lego or Stikbots.
      • Create a scene from the book/chapter with playdough.
      • Rewrite a different ending to the book/chapter.
      • Paint or draw a picture from your book/chapter.
      • (You can also print out the Weekly Challenges in PDF format to keep handy!)

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Book Reporting Tracker

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Storytime

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Quiet Time Sing Along

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

  • On your Own!
    • Where will you adventure to this week on your own? Maybe there’s a princess in Mushroom Kingdom that needs help? Does Hyrule need saving (again)? Is there a planet that’s calling your name?
    • This week we challenge you to show us the most interesting, far off, and wonderful place you’ve visited in your video games! Snap a pic or video and send it to info@clarington-library.on.ca by Thursday, July 16th at midnight. Happy adventuring!

 

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Shout Out!

When you book report, you can choose to have your name, and your favourite book or character from that week "shouted out" in a weekly online video! 

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Epic Experiences: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue & Backyard Games

  • Game On! The Games Animals Play!
    • Special Guest: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue Centre
    • The Library is excited to be partnering with Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue to showcase how their animals play, and how their markings and tracks can help in a game of Hide and Seek! We’ve also got our own backyard games to share, made especially for humans!
  • Backyard Games
    • Check out some of our favourite games you can make at home and enjoy in your backyard, at a local park, or even inside! An Ice Cube Challenge, DIY Bean Bag Toss, Cup-Bucket Relay Race, DIY Ring Toss, Giant Tic-Tac-Toe, and a Mini-Golf Course!
       

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Activity Sheet

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Recommended Reads

  • Stories to Share: for those just starting to read (or who might want a story read to them!)
  • Read as a Team: for our independent readers who need a bit of help sometimes
  • Olympian Readers: for those reading on their own and devouring books!
     

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Book Reporting Tracker

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Storytime

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Quiet Time Sing Along

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French Storytime

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Video Game Challenge

  • In the Yard
    • Think outside the box! Recreate your backyard in the video game of your choice (we’re thinking this one is for you, Minecrafters, Mario Makers, and Simulators!) Or, you can recreate your favourite video game... in your backyard!
    • When you’re happy with your creation, send a picture, screenshot, or video to info@clarington-library.on.ca by Thursday, July 9th at midnight.

 

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Celebrate the start of summer fun with the TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party! Enjoy exclusive videos, fun activities, and the very special AbraCADAZZLE! magical game show with Peter Mennie, the fabulous and family-friendly magician!

Act fast though, Launch Party content will only be around for a limited time only! Visit the Launch Party page for more!

 


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