Gearing up for summer – Youth Programming Teaser!!

Not that we’d know it from the weather we’re having, but summer is almost upon us!  Switching out wardrobes and jackets, heading out for more walks, dusting off the bicycles and – yes – making plans for how to keep kids and teens busy during 2 months of lazy, hazy days.

Here at Winnipeg Public Library we’re thinking about that last one a lot (so hopefully you can think about it a bit less!).  Our July/August @ the Library newsletter will hit our website later this month (hardcopies just after that) and I can tell you that the Teen, Tween (ages 9-12), and Children’s sections are jam-packed with programming options.

goAt the heart of our programming for children (ages 0-12) is all the fun that goes along with our roll-out of the TD Summer Reading Club (registration begins June 24th).  Have a look at the national site for a taste of the theme (Go!) for this year’s programming and a peek at the great artwork created by artist Matt James. (Check out I Know Here by Laurel Croza to see some of Matt’s illustration work.)

For teens (ages 13-17) we have something designed by us especially for them:  Teen SRC – a completely on-line summer reading club experience comes complete with chances for teens to win a ton of great prizes by showing off their creative talents.  Last year over 200 teens across the city registered and checked in with us throughout the summer and we’re looking to reach even more this year.

Early bird registration for Teen SRC is open right now.  Teens that register by June 28 will be entered in a prize draw.

Stay tuned to this space later this month for the complete low-down on summer programming and great tips for preventing summer learning loss.  “See” you then!

– Monique

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