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wades wiggly antlers

Wade's Wiggly Antlers by Louise Bradford

Hi Everyone! Its rascal with a new review! I just read an amazing book called “Wade’s Wiggly Antlers”. This book is about a moose named Wade whose antlers are loose! he doesn’t want them to fall out, but Wwhen he tells his mom about it she comforts him and reminds him that losing your antlers is part of growing up and new, bigger ones will grow back in the fall. Wade decides he doesn’t want to lose his antlers and does everything he can to keep them! He doesn’t play hockey, or jump rope, or dance with his friend to try and keep them from falling out. He even spends an entire day at home! He decides he is okay with losing them and tries to help them come out; he jiggles, and bounces, and jumps to try and make them fall out but they stay put! He loses them tobogganing with his friends. As his mom told him, they do grow back bigger than before in the fall and he is happier than ever! Raccoons lose their baby teeth and new ones grow in bigger and stronger, we take good care of our teeth. Always brush your teeth and keep your paws clean!

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Summer Children's Programs

Summer programs are offered July & August

Readopoly, TD Summer Reading Club, weekly movies, Canadian themed crafts, family story hour, gaming and more.

Summer Program schedule

Monday Movies

Special Guests

Friday August 25 at 1:30-4:30pm - Science North. Registration required. Interactive Build It! workshops 1:30-3:30 followed by a show with the Bluecoat scientists at 3:30pm.

science north

Wednesday August 30 at 1:30pm - Team T and J. Registration required.

science north

Last summer program will be Canadian Crafts on Tuesday August 29 at 1:30pm. Last day to play Readopoly is Thursday July 31!


summer 2017 programs

Programs & Activities - PRESCHOOL

The Fall Preschool Session begins the week of September 11th. Registration will take place at the first program.

Preschool Programs

  • Intended to encourage and develop a love of reading
  • Free with limited space, registration required

Preschool Resources

Preschool storytime
  • Board books for babies and toddlers
  • Up-to-date parenting books
  • Great selection of picture books
  • Videos, DVDs and Music

wobble and play Thursday at 9:30-10:15 am

  • Enjoy listening to music, playing with toys, colouring and making friends.
  • Active children 6 to 24 months with a parent or grandparent are welcome to register!

tales for twos Tuesdays at 10:30-11:15 am

  • Enjoy singing songs, rhymes, feltboard stories and short stories.
  • Children 6 to 24 months with a parent or grandparent are welcome to register!

Story Hour Wednesday or Thursday at 10:30-11:15 am

  • Enjoy a collection of stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and activities
  • Program is for children 3 to 5 years old

Programs & Activities - ELEMENTARY

Programs for kids

  • Intended to develop the habit of reading for a lifetime
  • No fee and registration is not required

Resources for kids

  • Chapter books for all levels of reading
  • Easy read books to encourage new young readers
  • Extensive non-fiction books for leisure reading and school research
  • Comprehensive juvenile reference books
  • Electronic resources and online databases
  • Videos, DVDs and Music
  • Public computer with access to the Internet (parental permission required)

Read to Succeed

  • Grade four students participate in class visits, a library tour and book talks.
  • Registration for library card, incentives for reading books, participants are encouraged to use library on their own time.


  • Library version of the popular board game Monopoly
  • Self-paced game that encourages children to read books on a wide variety of subjects

Forest of Reading

  • This program is in partnership with the Ontario Library Association and showcases great Canadian authors and illustrators.
  • The Library offers Blue Spruce for grades K-2, Silver Birch Express for grades 3-4

After School Programs

After School programs are offered until Thursday May 25, 2017

  • CRAZY COLOURING on Mondays 3:30 - 4:30pm for students in grades K-8
  • Create with different mediums and detailed images. Everything from glitter crayons to watercolour pencils.
  • LEGO BUILD on Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm for students in grades K-8
  • We have the tools to build a car, a pirate ship or the ultimate fortress. Possiblities are endless. Bring your imagination!
  • BOARD GAMES on Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm for students in grades K-8
  • A variety of board games including Jenga, Snakes and Ladders, Scrabble and other retro favourites.
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