Summer Reading Club 2018: Motion Commotion

Let the wild rumpus begin! This year’s Summer Reading Club will set your imagination in motion and keep it rolling through seven weeks of FREE programs from book clubs to fast-paced workshops.

Registration is now open for all of our Summer Reading Club programs. Just fill out a FORM and drop it off at the library service desk or send by email to the address below. Want to know more about our summer programs? Read on!

SRC Kick-off: Percussive Parade 
ALL AGES |10:00-1:00pm JULY 3 | FIRST CREDIT COMMUNITY ROOM & LIBRARY PATIO
Register for Battle of the Books as well as the rest of our programs below! Design your own banners and noisemakers, invent some raucous rhythms and chants, and raise a ruckus with Women’s Punk Rock Choir leader and parade guru Jennye.

Battle of the Books Reading Competition 
ALL AGES |JULY 3- AUG. 13

Sign up for our annual at-home summer reading competition and track your progress in one (or more!) of our Motion Commotion booklets to win prizes. Need advice on choice reads? Pick up one of our Summer Reading Club lists to get started!

Motion Commotion Sr. Bookclub 
GR 4 – GR 7 | 10:30-NOON JULY 11,18,25, AUG.1,8,15 | ANNE WOZNOW CHILDREN’S ROOM
After the death of his mother, Peter rescues a baby fox from the cold and rears it as a pet and friend. When his father enlists in a war, Peter is sent to live with his grandfather and Pax is sent into the wild. This year’s Senior Book Club pick, Sara Pennypacker’s Pax, is told through alternating chapters, with one strand following 12-year-old Peter and the other Pax, as each grows wilder and tougher as they try to return to one another against all odds.

Motion Commotion Jr. Bookclub
GR 1+ | 10:30-NOON JULY 10,17,24,31, AUG. 7,14 | ANNE WOZNOW CHILDREN’S ROOM
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is—but she knows she needs to survive. The Wild Robot by award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown is a heartwarming, action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Kinetic Keva
ALL AGES | 10:30-NOON JULY 6, 13, 20, 27, AUG. 3 | ANNE WOZNOW CHILDREN’S ROOM
Build ramps, chutes, funnels, tunnels, drops, mazes and games with deceptively simple Keva planks. Every Friday we’ll set you a new challenge, from tower races to Kevacoasters. Five Fridays, five missions, five miracles of construction executed plank by plank.

Tetrahedral Kites
AGES 7-12 | 10:30-NOON JULY 5 | FIRST CREDIT COMMUNITY ROOM
Make your own multidimensional wind-powered flying machine with Teen Services Coordinator Megan Cole.

Exquisite Robots
ALL AGES | 10:30-NOON JULY 12 | ANNE WOZNOW CHILDREN’S ROOM
Get inventive in this blown-up futuristic twist on the parlour game where each player draws a separate part of a body without seeing the other players’ drawings until the very end. Using larger-than-human paper and jumbo brushes, the resulting Franken-Robots will be big, bright, and beyond your wildest imaginings.

Hoop de Loop!
AGES 7-12 | 10:30-NOON JULY 19 | FIRST CREDIT COMMUNITY ROOM
Just as a sphere is endless so too are the possibilities of a hula hoop. Professional hooper Kelly Von Bargen will give a demo and teach you some loopy tricks in this energetic workshop that’s guaranteed to take you for a spin.

Inventor’s Club: Wild Transportation
ALL AGES | 10:30-NOON JULY 26 | ANNE WOZNOW CHILDREN’S ROOM
Using nature as your inspiration, design a vehicle for land, water or air from doodles, to blueprints to cardboard models with moving parts. Grown-up design and building professionals will be on-location to help you along the way!

Flip Out with Rabideye
AGES 8+| 10:30-NOON AUG. 2 | FIRST CREDIT COMMUNITY ROOM
Draw fast and furious with animation expert Giovanni Spezzacatena, a.k.a. Rabideye. Warm up with animation blitzes then set your ink in motion with collaborative flip books. Boom!

The Last Straw Egg Drop Challenge 
ALL AGES | 10:30-NOON AUG. 9 | FIRST CREDIT COMMUNITY ROOM
Kids and caregivers are invited to team up to thwart the forces of gravity and momentum in this delicate and potentially eggsplosive engineering challenge. Build a force-deflecting cage for your egg using only hockey tape and paper straws and test its effectiveness from two heights in the Library’s entrance atrium!

Summer Reading Club Finale and Medal Ceremony
ALL AGES | 11-NOON AUG. 16 | ANNE WOZNOW CHILDREN’S ROOM
Visit with friends, compare reading booklets, and receive your prizes! Refreshments will be served.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Story Theatre Off the Shelf 3PM JULY 25 | FIRST CREDIT COMMUNITY ROOM Story Theatre’s performers bring classic tales & fables to life in an action-packed presentation full of ideas, excitement and fun. No registration. Just show up!

Please note:
  • All Summer Reading Club programs are FREE!
  • Children seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Return your registration form to the Library or email it to cneedham@prpl.ca

For more information, please contact Cole or Sonia at 604-485-4796