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Logo for Read Around Town summer program

Summer Reading Program

July 3 to August 24, 2018

Registration form to download and print (2-sided pdf)

Groups and Times

Rocket ships4-5Tues & Fri9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Locomotives6-8Mon & Thurs9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sailors6-8Mon & Wed1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Big Rigs9 & upWed
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Summer Fees

For the entire summer:    1st child -  $35.00
                                        2nd child - $30.00
                                        Family -     $70.00
1 week - $5.00
Per day (space permitting) - $3.00

Subsidy available, please inquire.

Please note:

Children are grouped according to the age they will be turning in 2018 (eg. 4 in November)

We cannot guarantee requests for siblings to be together. All requests will be noted and put on a waitlist.

Please let the library know any dates your child(ren) cannot attend the program. We have several families on waitlists who are hoping to attend the Summer Reading Program.

Free Drop-in Programs around Town

These are free programs and children do not need to be registered in the in-library summer program to attend. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the program along with their children. Fun for the whole family!

Check the end of the list for some additional day-time drop-ins that have been added.

Wed. July 4
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Mitchell Veterinary Services
243 Ontario Rd
Storytime, a tour and
activity stations
Tues. July 10
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Fire Hall
169 St. David St.
Storytime, a tour and
activity stations
Mon. July 16
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Lion's Park
Picnic pavilion
Froggy fun themed story
and activity stations ****
Mon. July 23
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Farm of Dave & Linda McKay
3777 Road164 (south of 
Mitchell on left)
Storytime, farm tour.
See where milk comes from!
Wed. Aug. 1
6:30 - 7:30 pm
West Perth Wetlands
south end of Wellington St.
Bird-themed story posted
throughout the wetlands,
activity stations ****
Thurs. Aug. 9
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Murphy Bus Lines
15 Arthur St.
Storytime, visit a school bus,
activity stations ****
Tues. Aug. 14
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Lion's Park
Picnic pavilion
Under the sea-themed story
and activity stations ****
Tues. Aug. 21
2-3 pm
LiveWell4Life Gym
3878 Wellington St.
Exercise and story time
(note, this is an afternoon

**** in case of inclement weather, program will be moved to the library

Additional Day-Time Drop-in Programs
Thurs. Jul. 12
10-11 am
Perth County Paramedics
at the Library
See an ambulance
Ask about a paramedic's job
Wed. Jul 18
2-3 pm
OPP Officer Laura Lee Brown
at the Library
Talk to a police officer
See a police car

Weekly Themes

July 3-6: Animal Planet

July 9-13: Community Helpers

July 16-20: Mysteries and Riddles

July 23-27: Food Mania

July 30 - Aug 3: Around the World

August 7-10: Mighty Machines

August 13-17: S.T.E.M. Challenges

August 20-24: Sports Extravaganza

Download the registration form (2-sided pdf) to print, complete and bring to the library.