By Dave Milani
(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children. The 2014 theme is EUREKA! with all of the fun officially kicking-off on Thursday, July 3 at 1:00 pm at the Central Library at 850 Ouellette Avenue.
The kick-off will include a performance from Mad Science and a performance from local magician, Brad Toulouse. Various activities will be taking place throughout the system, relating to the theme of Eureka. Paper planes/flying machines, grass people, Little Scientists and Little Palaeontologists are a few of the activities; and as always books and reading will be featured.
“Each year, several thousand Windsor Children participate in WPL Summer Programs, which are designed to acquaint them with all the resources the library offers – free of charge,” said WPL Acting CEO Chris Woodrow.
Woodrow also reminds parents and children to drop in to any neighbourhood Windsor Public Library location and pick up a free TD Summer Reading Club kit which contains stickers and an activity book. This reading club inspires children to keep reading all summer long, through regular visits to their public libraries. Last year approximately 5,000 area children participated in the summer programs.
Staff is also busy arranging the first Lego League, which will visit various branches to demonstrate to local children and others about working with Lego and innovating with Lego Robotics. There will also be other opportunities to offer programming with library partners, such as Hackforge, which is a shared space where creative technological minds come together to make things happen.
Go online for more information on all summer programs and to download a print-friendly guide. Or visit your local library branch and pick up a free program guide.