Beat the heat with literacy

Beat the heat with literacy

LGL traveling with books.

Crédit photo : Courtesy Little Green Library

Emily Southwood –

The Little Green Library’s season of bilingual, free summer activities for kids kicks off this July and the region’s budding readers are invited to participate.
Additional activities will appear on the schedule throughout the summer, including board games for 8 year-olds and older, afternoon cinema for the entire family, and an introduction to reading with a tablet or e-reader for children.
The TD Summer Book Club is a completely bilingual program, the goal of which is to transmit the pleasure of reading to children during the summer. Starting on July 2nd, at 6:30 pm and every subsequent Monday, members will meet at the library to discuss what they have read and participate in an amusing activity related to this year’s theme “Pursue your passions”. Club members will also receive a booklet to fill in, with the chance to win prizes. The club will wrap up with a party on August 13th.
Story Hour returns again this summer, sometimes held in pyjamas, and sometimes with a focus on fathers and grandparents, it’s a great activity for children 3 years-old and up. Saturday morning and early evening story hours will take place all summer-long. In another community effort, the LGL’s books will travel this summer, wherein an activity leader will travel to several public places with a book filled backpack. Leaders will read stories for the little ones and older children can read a book themselves. Locations and dates for both of these activities can be found online.
Last but not least, The Little Green Library will welcome children from the Huntingdon Day Camp on Friday mornings (from July 6 to August 17) for fun activities involving books and reading. Stay tuned to LGL’s website or the library’s Facebook page for summer-long additions, times, and dates.
Volunteers needed for September 2018:
The Little Green Library is looking for volunteers who would like to participate in the mobile library service, from September to June, taking books to the children in family day-care centers in the Haut-Saint Laurent. The Little Green Library has been offering this service for several years thanks to a team of three volunteers. They now seek three more volunteers in order to offer the service to new centers. The ideal volunteer enjoys connecting with young children, has a vehicle to go to the centers, and can offer approximately seven hours each month. Those interested must obtain a proof of lack of impediment from the Sureté du Québec, which takes several weeks. Applicants please contact the library by telephone at 450 264-4872 or by email at

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