Summer Reading Club

Welcome to the Summer Reading Club! (for ALL ages) 

2 July - 14 August

The good news? We have an awesome summer reading club this year! 

The better news? It’s all online & can be done entirely at home! 

Register online for the Summer Reading Program (registration opens 15th June) and keep track of your reading to be entered for weekly prizes!

The more you read, the more chance you have to win!

How the Summer Reading Club Works:

  • Register online for the Summer Reading Program (registration opens 15 June). Can't register online? No problem give us a call at 780-962-4423 ext.0 or stop by the library in-person and our staff will be happy to register you.
  • Download your reading challenge logs (All Ages), or try the bingo sheets for bonus entries (13+ years, including adults). You can also pick up your Summer Reading Club registration pack in-person at the Spruce Grove Public Library.
  • Keep track of your reading progress, to complete your log sheet there is a required amount of reading!
  • Send us a photo of your completed reading challenge log/bingo sheet to asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca to be entered in the weekly prize draws throughout the summer. You can also drop it off at the library front desk (don't forget your name, age and contact info).
  • Each completed sheet is an entry for that week's prize draw throughout the summer! The more log sheets you complete, the more chances you have to win!
  • Prizes will be randomly drawn for three age groups each week (0-6 years, 7-12 years and 13+ years). Maximum one prize per individual.


Local Programs: 2 July - 14 August

*Program registrations begins Tuesday, 15 June

Summer Programs & Special Events: Brochure

Program and Special Event Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

These programs are for everyone! Online programs will be captioned. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact the Programming Team at asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca or call us at 780-962-4423 ext. 0.  To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.


Name         

Description

Day/Time   

Ages***

Other Info      

Local Hero Storytime**
Listen to our weekly special guests who live or have lived locally read stories throughout the summer. Tune in for storytimes on our Facebook page.
(videos available for up to 4 weeks after the initial event to watch at your leisure, search our videos on Facebook)
Mondays
July 5 - August 9
2-6 years, All Ages

FREE, Online
Drop-in
Facebook


Stories in the Sun Take a moment to sit and relax outdoors at this in-person weekly preschool storytime. Have fun at local parks with your children through songs, stories, movement and craft.
Tuesdays
6 July - 10 August

Thursdays
8 July - 12 August

10:30am-11:00am
2-6 years with caregivers (siblings are welcome) FREE, In-person
Registered*

Outdoors, Space is limited
Locations:
Tuesdays: Central Park
Thursdays: various local parks, starting with 8 July Central Park
Please be mindful of physical distancing guidelines

Weather permitting
Biblio-Cinema Come and watch a movie with us here at the library. Pick up your snack kits at the library before the showing. Register early as space is limited!

Note: Movies may have a PG rating and may not be suitable for all children.
Tuesdays
6 July - 10 August

2-4pm
All Ages FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Tech Bowl Take a splash into our Tech Bowl this summer! Play with some of your favorite tech such as the OSMO, OZOBOTS, iPads, video game consoles and classics such as the typewriter and our retro tech.
Wednesdays
7 July - 11 August

3-5pm
(20 min slots)

All Ages (children under 12 must have caregiver on premises)

FREE, In-person
Drop in.

Space is limited

Community Craft Let's do a fun summer craft together.
Pick up your craft kit at the library ahead of time and join us on Zoom for a virtual Makerspace session!
Thursdays
2-3pm

8 July - 12 August

All Ages FREE, Online
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

PROGRAM FULL
Special Events

Join us for fun family-friendly crafts and activities at these special events outside at the library.

Fridays
2-3pm

July 9: Full STEAM Ahead!
July 23: Fun in the Sun - Summertime Nostalgia
August 6: Pompom Party - Family Crafternoon
All Ages FREE, In-person
Registered*

Outdoors, Space is limited

Please be mindful of physical distancing guidelines
Kids Coding Workshops
Learn the tips and tricks of coding with Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) this summer.
Wednesday 21 July: Canadian Animals

Wednesday 11 August: Space Burps

1-3pm
8-12 years
FREE, Online
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Kids Writing Camp

Calling all authors and poets, reporters and screen writers, graphic novelists and storytellers...this just might be the “write” camp for you to get started down your literary path. Join us for our writing camp held in-person at the library.
Wednesday 28 July - Friday 30 July

3-day series
2-3pm daily

7-12 years

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423


Steps for the Story Take a (Story)Walk and get a breath of fresh air. Enjoy our new storywalk along the walking path across from the library when you come and visit the library.
All summer  All Ages FREE, Drop-in
Outside
Virtual Reading Club
Adult Edition

SGPL invites you to be part of our virtual reading community where you can connect with other readers online and discuss diverse literary discoveries.
July - August 18+ years FREE, Online
Drop-in
SGPL Website

*Program registrations begins Tuesday, 15 June

**These videos are reserved for the education of Library patrons only. SGPL receives no commercial gain from these recordings. No unauthorized further dissemination of these works is permitted.

***Program age recommendations are simply a guideline for content. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age or ability!

Try a virtual jigsaw puzzle or two to kick off the summer fun!

Kids and their families can create an online notebook, read eBooks, vote in Battle of the Books, review books, write stories, read original comics, view author/illustrator readings and workshops and so much more...at TD Summer Reading Club.

Does your child have trouble reading print because of a physical, visual or learning disability? The TD Summer Reading Club is accessible for kids of all abilities, no matter how they read! Find out more about accessibility here.


Did you attend our programs? Let us know how we did.

Have a great summer!