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Champlain Library kicks off its Summer Reading Club with Kids Kindness Garden

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities.  This summer, Champlain Library will encourage kids to explore what fires their spirits, excites their mind and influences their choices.

Through books, programs such as crafts, movies, workshops and conversations, TD Summer Reading Club kids can dive into areas that already fascinate them, dabble in other for new inspiration and discover that their passions have the potential to transform them, their friends and their world.

“This year we decided to celebrate Garden Days at our big kick off.” says head librarian Cynthia Martin.Garden Days is Canada’s country-wide celebration of the vital role of gardens and gardening in our communities and in our lives.  On Saturday, June 23, families are invited to come to the library to register for SRC and to help create a kindness garden. This garden has one simple goal, to promote random acts of kindness in the shape of painted rocks with inspirational words!

Not only is it fun to design and create these gorgeous rocks, participants also learn the powerful skill of using words to inspire and motivate both themselves and others around them!  It is a great way to help kids feel good about themselves and to engage with their community.

Also new this year, the library has partnered with local attractions to create a passport for each child in the club.

“We want the families to get out and explore what is in their own backyard.” says Martin “our region has so much to offer”.

The Summer Reading Club runs from June 23 to August 24.  Registration and activities are free. If you are not a member of the library, now is the time to sign up! Call 613-678-2216 or check out the Champlain Library’s Facebook page or website for more information.

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