Pajama Bedtime Stories – Every Tuesday: 6:45 pm (please note: No bedtime stories on August 8) Join us for this fun preschool program where we will help you build early literacy skills with your child by reading, talking, singing and playing together. Wear your pajamas and bring your stuffed animal. Adults must stay for the program. Suitable for ages 18 months – 7

Summer Reading Club – June 17 to August 19: TD Summer Reading Club celebrates Canada 150 this year! Check out books by great Canadian authors, track of your daily reading, receive stickers, and enter for weekly prize draws and a grand prize draw at the end of the summer. Come into the Library and let our staff know about all the great books you read this summer!

Face Painting – Stop by on Thursday before Canada Day and Tuesdays in August for face painting fun!

Explore the Bruce Passports available at all Bruce County Public Library locations.

Kids’ Book Club – Register early for this fun book club for kids age 7-11. Carolyn will read “Clarice Bean Spells Trouble” by Lauren Child aloud followed by a craft/activity to enhance the book. Registrants will be asked to commit to the whole 5 week series as we will read a section of the book each week. Limited to 10 kids.

Illustration Workshop!! – FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 @ 11 AM – TICKETS REQUIRED / SPACE IS LIMITED! “Let’s Make Monsters!” – Artist, Jan Dolby (www.jandolby.com/books) delivers a fully illustrated presentation about creating characters and developing stories. The group will help solve storytelling problems through drawing games, ending with an improv game where the group will generate a never-before-seen monster which Jan will illustrate on the fly! Even a chance to win a autographed
copy of her book “Gabby The Wonder Girl”!

Family Nights – Make sure to stop in for these fun summer evening scavenger hunts with your fam! LEGO Club – Let your imagination run wild with the library’s LEGO collection and build something awesome! Not only is Lego fun, it also develops skills beneficial to your child’s development: spatial reasoning, literacy and communication, problem-solving, organization, planning, creativity and fine motor development. All ages welcome.

Museum Explorer Pass is available with your Library Card! The pass is part of the catalogue at each Bruce County Library branch. It can be used by an individual or a family and is good for one full week and allows the holder to access the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre in Southampton.

Adult Book Club Meeting – Book club is on hiatus until after summer, starting back the last Tuesday of the September @ 2:00. Copies of the club’s September title will be available at the circulation desk beginning in August

Mayor Buckle drop in – Stop by and chat with the Bob Buckle, Mayor of South Bruce on Friday mornings.

Library Headquarters Booksale – July 15 – 8:30am-3pm Join us at 1243 MacKenzie St, Port Elgin for a large collection of booksale items. Rain or shine!

2017 Annual Survey – As part of our Strategic Plan, we have committed to checking in with our communities to see if we’re meeting our goals. We have developed a short survey to measure your impressions as we work to meet our strategic goals. Please complete the survey here: http://library.brucecounty.on.ca/2017-customer-survey/

2016 Annual Report – The 2016 Annual Report is now available. Read about all the amazing things we have accomplished this year based on your recommendations! Download at http://library.brucecounty.on.ca/2016-annual-report/ or pick up a printed copy at any library branch.

Write @ Your Library Teen Creative Writing Contest – This annual Grey and Bruce County libraries contest begins this summer and submissions can be entered until October 13. Short stories and poems can be entered into Junior (grades 7-9) and Senior (grades 10-12) categories. Contact your local library branch for more information.

All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. Donations to your library are gratefully accepted. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult while in the library. Children under the age of 5 attending programs may be supervised by the library staff only during the scheduled time of the program; their caregivers must always remain in the library building. Responsibility for the welfare and the behaviour of children using the library ultimately rests with the parent/guardian or an assigned caregiver. Thank you for your understanding.