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The Tillsonburg library is gearing up for the Summer Reading Club 2014 and this year’s theme is Eureka!

Join other 'movers and shakers' to invent, create, hack, tinker and innovate! With books and stories and ideas as your inspiration, you can try and fail and fly and fall and fly again. This summer it’s all about connectivity and creativity at the Summer Reading Club, so bring yourself, your family, your friends and spark something great.

Summer Reading Club registration begins on June 16 and runs throughout the summer. All kids from babies to age 12 are welcome to join us! Upon registration they will receive:

* A magazine, full of activities and fun trivia facts to read.

* A notebook where they can record the books they read over the summer, add in a collectible sticker every time they come into the library to tell us about what they’ve read, and also make notes about things they’ve learned, and ideas for things to make and do.

* A pencil to start writing in their notebooks now!

* A calendar of the free weekly programs and special events happening at our branch.

Children can start reporting on their reading on July 2. Last year Tillsonburg kids read 3,895 books, so this year we’re aiming for a collective goal of 4,000!

Also, we will feature a Reader of the Week, we will be creating a massive Lego wall, and more. Free activities will be held every week on Tuesdays (for kids ages 6-12) and Thursdays (for kids up to age 5). We’ll also be hosting some fantastic special events, including Mad Science, an opportunity to meet skunks, and the chance to watch some terrific movies! Check out the calendar of events for a detailed schedule, as special events require registration.

TEENS

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids; there are lots of things for teens to be involved with, too! Summer Book Bingo is an opportunity for teens in Grades 8 through 12 to participate in fun reading-related activities over the summer and the chance to win free books of their choice! There will also be special programs for teens, including an improv session led by acting coaches from London’s Palace Theatre and a visit from author E.K. Johnston, whose debut release has been highly acclaimed.

To wrap up the summer, the library will be hosting a Maker Fair for participants’ age 6-17 years, where we will showcase young peoples’ creations and inventions. This year’s club promises to be exciting for all. See you at registration!

Just a reminder that the last day for the library’s Sunday hours is June 15. Sunday service will resume again in the fall.

And finally, don’t forget that our Monday Film Series for Adults is coming back starting on July 7. Contact the library by phone at 519-842-5571 or visit our website, ocl.net for more information on what’s playing.

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