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TD Summer Reading Club Online

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Welcome to our TD Summer Reading Club Online! 

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Weekly Challenges

Every week, we will issue a new challenge related to our weekly theme. On Mondays, we will release a post on our Facebook page outlining the challenge. On Fridays, we will make a special post where you can send us your photos or videos of how you complete the challenge. Participating in these weekly challenges will give you an opportunity to win a ballot for the Grand Prize.

Reading Challenges

The TD Summer Reading Club is all about just that, READING! Join us each week in our themed reading challenge. Read as many books as you can by Friday and wait for our special post to tell us how many books you read, then enter the number and your name to receive a ballot for your chance to win our Summer Reading Club prize.

Need some recommendations? Check out our weekly themed reading lists:

You can also find more books to read on the eBooks page of the TD Summer Reading Club website. 

Weekly Events

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How do I participate in the Weekly Events?

The weekly events can be accessed on our GSPL Facebook page

If you can't make the event at the time listed, not a problem. The videos will still be available on our Facebook page for you to enjoy after the scheduled times.

Check our Facebook page often for bonus themed videos and activities from our programming department.

Week One: Upcycling/Recycling

Entertainer Kobbler Jay
Tuesday July 7th @ 10:30 AM
Facebook Live Story Time on the Trails! (Langdon Park: Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel)

Wednesday July 8th @ 10:30 AM
TD SRC presents: Kung Fu Master with Marty Chan!

Thursday July 9th @ 10:30 AM
Live presentation with Professional Street Performer Kobbler Jay!

Friday July 10th @ 10:30 AM
CLETD prèsente: La magie de Delfouine avec Valérie Fontaine! 

Week Two: Video Games

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Monday July 13th @ 2:30 PM
Special Guest speaker Sam Maggs talks about writing Video Games and Comics!

Tuesday July 14th @ 10:30 AM
It's Pac-Man's 40th Anniversary! Join us and the CGS Museums for a Pac-Man craft!

Wednesday July 15th @ 10:30 AM
TD SRC presents: Comics with CTON with Claton Hanmer!

Wednesday July 15th @ 1:30 PM
Live tool crafting as part of our Animal Crossing Real Life Nook Challenge!

Friday July 17th @ 10:30 AM
TD SRC presents: Character Design with Dave Whamond!

Week Three: STEM Week

Let's talk Science presenters
Monday July 20th @ 9:30 AM
Make a balancing robot with Let's Talk Science live on Facebook!

Tuesday July 21st @ 1:00 PM
Build your own Paper Climbers Racing Game with GSPL staff!

Wednesday July 22nd @ 10:30 AM
CLETD présente: Yves Bourgelas sous la loupe

Week Four: Board Games

Monday July 27th to the July 31st
What is D&D? Learn about Dungeons  & Dungeons through staff led tutorials all week long!

Wednesday July 29th @ 10:30 AM
TD SRC presents: Ashley Spires' Creative Mistakes

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Thursday July 30th - To be determined
Changing D&D with Gabe Barett of Board Game Design Lab!

Friday July 31st @ 10:30 AM
CLETD présente: Lecture avec Geneviève Guibault pour les fans de Ti-Guy La Puck

Week Five: Puzzles!

Tuesday August 4th @ 10:30 AM
Story Time on the Trails Online! (Kivi Park: Samuel's Most Important Message by Frank Glew)

Wednesday August 5th @ 10:30 AM
TD SRC presents: Creating Characters with Kean Soo!

Special Puzzled Activity!
Puzzled Escape Rooms join the GSPL to celebrate Puzzle Week!

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Week Six: Indoor/Outdoor Games

Tuesday August 11th @ 10:30 AM
Join GSPL staff as we show you how to make a Chinese Jump Rope and explore some Retro game tutorials such as: hopscotch, skipping, jacks, marbles, hand game rhymes, and more!

Wednesday August 12th @ 10:30 AM
TD SRC presents: John Corr Presents Eight Times Up!

Thursday August 13th @ 10:30 AM
Join us for a special online performance by special guest Mystic Drumz World Safari Music Adventures!

Week Seven: Sports!

A gopher hitting a baseball.
Tuesday August 18th @ 10:30 AM
Story Time on the Trails Online! (Rotary Park: Melissa's Magnificent Message by Frank Glew)

Wednesday August 19th @ 10:30 AM
TD SRC presents: Author & Illustrator Kevin Sylvester on Basketballogy!

Mystery Guest! Who Could It Be?
We have a special mystery guest for Sports Week. Keep an eye out for some clues!

TD Summer Reading Club On the GO Kits are now available!

To reserve a TD Summer Reading Club On the GO Kit we ask patrons to call the closest branch of the 6 that are open for curbside to arrange a pickup time with library staff.

Curbside Pickup available by appointment only.

Please call your closest branch:

  • Main Public Library: 705-673-1155
  • Chelmsford Public Library and Citizen Service Centre: 705-688-3963
  • Lively Public Library and Citizen Service Centre: 705-688-3959
  • New Sudbury Public Library: 705-688-3952
  • South End Public Library: 705-688-3950
  • Valley East Public Library and Citizen Service Centre: 705-688-3961

A mouse skateboarding down an elephant's trunkEvery week, 10 bilingual kits will be available at each one of the six curbside pickup locations.

Week 1 and 2 are now ready for pick up.

NOTE: The TD Summer Reading Club On the GO Kits are limited to one per family and are on a first come first serve basis. Pickup times are also limited.

Picking up a TD Summer Reading Club On the GO Kit also enters your kids in our end of summer prize draw.

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