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Summer Reading Program

July 2 to August 23, 2019


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

Groups and Times


ProgramAgesDaysTimes
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
Fri
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

Please make cheques payable to West Perth Public LIbrary.
Subsidy available, please inquire.

Please note:

Children are grouped according to the age they will be turning in 2019 (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 welcome and encouraged to participate in the program along with their children. Fun for the whole family!

Wed. July 3
6:30-7:30 pm
Mitchell Veterinary Services
243 Ontario Rd.
Storytime, tour, learn to
care for a horse
Tues. July 9
6:30-7:30 pm
Scott's Greenhouse
160 Huron Rd.
Storytime, pot a plant,
scavenger hunt
Tues. July 16
6:30-7:30 pm
Mitchell Paramedic Base
16 Napier St.
Storytime, tour,
meet a paramedic
Mon. July 22
5:30-6:30 pm
West Perth Lion's Park
and Pool
Storytime at the pavilion,
receive free swim pass to use
for family swim until 6:30 pm;
Lion's Pool rules apply
(Raindate - Wed. July 24)***
Tues. July 30
6:30-7:30 pm
JNB Heavy Haul
216 Cooper St.
Storytime, visit heavy
equipment and machinery
(Raindate - Thurs. Aug. 1)***
Wed. Aug. 7
6:30-7:30 pm
STEM Outdoors @
West Perth Lion's Park
Design, create and test your
ideas
(Raindate - Thurs. Aug 8)***
Tues. Aug. 13
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Demonstration Forest
Arthur St. at Ontario Rd.
Storytime, tour, games
(Raindate - Thurs. Aug. 15)***
Mon. Aug. 19
6:30-7:30 pm
Animal Park (in Lion's
Park)
Meet Bill French and the animals
(Raindate - Wed. Aug. 21)***

*** if in doubt whether rain date is being implemented, please call the Library at 519-348-9234 to confirm

Weekly Themes

July 2-5: Aloha Summer

July 8-12: Spy Kids

July 15-19: Lifesize Games

July 22-26: Food Frenzy (edible crafts)

July 29-Aug 2: Eco Explorers

August 6-9: Sports Mania

August 12-16: S.T.E.A.M. Challenges

August 19-23: Oh The Places You'll Go

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