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Get ready for Summer Reading Club 2015 kids! We’ve got great activities planned this year, scavenger hunts, crafts, movies and a crazy circus show at the end of the summer! It all kicks off this week. Check our Summer Reading Club page for more details!

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New 1Photos from our Seed Library

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astronomyCome join us for a grand tour of the cosmos.  Our adventure continues on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 pm at the Champlain Public Library in Vankleek Hill.  From telescopes to the Big Bang and beyond, there is so much to see and learn about our vast universe.  For the astronomy enthusiast, the passion for the heavens can last a lifetime.  Young and old alike, the sky above you will not disappoint.  So fasten your seat belts, and  discover a part of yourself and our connection with the stars.  But beware, stargazing can be addicting. Please register here.

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pot gardensThe Seed Library!

Pick up a few seeds and start sowing! We have both flower and vegetable seeds available. Fill out the sign out sheet with your library card number and the seed varieties you have taken. At the end of the growing season take photos of your garden and e-mail them to us so we can post them on Facebook and on our web site.

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Looking to do something creative this summer?
Join our ATC Club!

ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards
An artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. The only rule is it must be 2.5×3.5 inches or 64×89 mm. They can be any style or medium, whatever you feel like creating! Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 7th from 4-5p.m. Then we will meet a couple of times (July 28 and Aug 11) over the summer. You can create here or at home! Open to kids 10 + up. Registration is required. Click here to register.

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 Reading Challenge 2015

It’s time for our Reading Resolution Challenge. Each month we post a theme on our Facebook page, you can pick a book to read related to that theme. Of course if you can’t find a book, we’d be happy to help!

For this month’s theme pick a book that you own but have never read. So spring clean those bookshelves, dust off that book, and enjoy!!

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knitted owls

Fiber Friends Club

For kids and teens!

This group will meet every 2nd Thursday from 4:30-5:30.

Kids from 6 to 16 years of age will get a chance to experiment with knitting, crochet, and needlework.  If you’re just starting out or have some skill, come and meet friends who share your interests! Some supplies can be provided by the Champlain Library

We have now stopped for the summer but will start up again in September. Have a good summer!

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storytime

All children from newborn to 5 years of age are invited to join in the fun every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 11 am. (Moms, Dads and caregivers are also welcome.

Join Diane and Lorraine as they read 2 stories, one in English and one in French. They will then lead the children in a craft time and then will offer the children a snack of juice and crackers.

According to experts who work in the field it is important for children as young as infants to hear the words and see the pictures in books to aid in their language and literacy skills as they get older.

After Story Time, caregivers and children are invited to choose some books that can be read to the children at home.

Every Tuesday : 10 am to 11 am

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Sony ereaderOur Sony e-reader is ready to be loaned out to patrons. We have both French and English books already loaded. It’s a great way to try out an e-reader and see what it’s like to read an e-book. There is a $10 refundable deposit and you may borrow the e-reader for 3 weeks (no renewals). Call to reserve it today – 678-2216

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book donationsDonations

We welcome donations of books published in the past 5 years (2010 or later) and in good condition. Because of space limitations we may not be able to accept every donation. Thank you.

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Board roomBoard Members

We are currently looking for new Board Members. We meet 10 times a year on a Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. If you are interested and would like more information, call Lynda at 613-678-2216 or e-mail her at lpoyser@bc-cl.ca.