COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Play is key word at libraries this summer

Opinion Jun 04, 2015 by Lita Barrie Hamilton Mountain News

The annual TD Summer Reading Club is offered across all 22 Hamilton Public Library branches, including our two bookmobiles and the literacy camp satellites.

Thousands of children up to 18 years of age are invited to join the club to read, watch, listen and earn prizes.

The club provides incentives and rewards for both motivated and reluctant readers.  

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Club is play! Registration is easy — just drop by your local library branch.

The program is designed to be fun and flexible to fit into your busy summer. Here’s how it works:

• Drop by your local library branch and register for an official TD Summer Reading Club badge anytime.

• Register badges online at hpl.ca/kids to set goals and track reading progress. The online Reading Tracker goes live June 29.

• Each time you track your reading, you are automatically entered into a draw to earn more prizes.

• Every badge has six detachable tabs that can be redeemed for a prize, and activities on the back you can complete for more prizes.

Use these summer months to create a reading habit with your whole family. Look for the What’s Happening Summer 2015 Program Guide at your local library branch and online for full details about the programs we offer for all ages.

Summer Reading is all about nurturing and the love of reading for pleasure. Research around leisure reading shows kids and teens who read for fun have an easier time at school. Pleasure reading develops empathy, reduces stress and is a determinant of health.

We don’t want to leave adults out of the fun. Join us at the Dundas Branch on June 22 for an Evening for Book Lovers where we will be announcing this year’s Hamilton Reads title.

This summer, accept the summer reading challenge. Whatever the format, whichever platform you choose, invite print into your house. Visit the Hamilton Public Library and bring home books, magazines, and graphic novels.  You can also download eBooks, audio books, videos and music from hpl.ca. All for free!

Lita Barrie is Director of Digital Technology and Youth Services, Hamilton Public Library. If you would like to write in this space, call editor Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Play is key word at libraries this summer

The annual TD Summer Reading Club is offered across all 22 Hamilton Public Library branches, including our two bookmobiles and the literacy camp satellites

Opinion Jun 04, 2015 by Lita Barrie Hamilton Mountain News

The annual TD Summer Reading Club is offered across all 22 Hamilton Public Library branches, including our two bookmobiles and the literacy camp satellites.

Thousands of children up to 18 years of age are invited to join the club to read, watch, listen and earn prizes.

The club provides incentives and rewards for both motivated and reluctant readers.  

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Club is play! Registration is easy — just drop by your local library branch.

Use these summer months to create a reading habit with your whole family.

The program is designed to be fun and flexible to fit into your busy summer. Here’s how it works:

• Drop by your local library branch and register for an official TD Summer Reading Club badge anytime.

• Register badges online at hpl.ca/kids to set goals and track reading progress. The online Reading Tracker goes live June 29.

• Each time you track your reading, you are automatically entered into a draw to earn more prizes.

• Every badge has six detachable tabs that can be redeemed for a prize, and activities on the back you can complete for more prizes.

Use these summer months to create a reading habit with your whole family. Look for the What’s Happening Summer 2015 Program Guide at your local library branch and online for full details about the programs we offer for all ages.

Summer Reading is all about nurturing and the love of reading for pleasure. Research around leisure reading shows kids and teens who read for fun have an easier time at school. Pleasure reading develops empathy, reduces stress and is a determinant of health.

We don’t want to leave adults out of the fun. Join us at the Dundas Branch on June 22 for an Evening for Book Lovers where we will be announcing this year’s Hamilton Reads title.

This summer, accept the summer reading challenge. Whatever the format, whichever platform you choose, invite print into your house. Visit the Hamilton Public Library and bring home books, magazines, and graphic novels.  You can also download eBooks, audio books, videos and music from hpl.ca. All for free!

Lita Barrie is Director of Digital Technology and Youth Services, Hamilton Public Library. If you would like to write in this space, call editor Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Play is key word at libraries this summer

The annual TD Summer Reading Club is offered across all 22 Hamilton Public Library branches, including our two bookmobiles and the literacy camp satellites

Opinion Jun 04, 2015 by Lita Barrie Hamilton Mountain News

The annual TD Summer Reading Club is offered across all 22 Hamilton Public Library branches, including our two bookmobiles and the literacy camp satellites.

Thousands of children up to 18 years of age are invited to join the club to read, watch, listen and earn prizes.

The club provides incentives and rewards for both motivated and reluctant readers.  

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Club is play! Registration is easy — just drop by your local library branch.

Use these summer months to create a reading habit with your whole family.

The program is designed to be fun and flexible to fit into your busy summer. Here’s how it works:

• Drop by your local library branch and register for an official TD Summer Reading Club badge anytime.

• Register badges online at hpl.ca/kids to set goals and track reading progress. The online Reading Tracker goes live June 29.

• Each time you track your reading, you are automatically entered into a draw to earn more prizes.

• Every badge has six detachable tabs that can be redeemed for a prize, and activities on the back you can complete for more prizes.

Use these summer months to create a reading habit with your whole family. Look for the What’s Happening Summer 2015 Program Guide at your local library branch and online for full details about the programs we offer for all ages.

Summer Reading is all about nurturing and the love of reading for pleasure. Research around leisure reading shows kids and teens who read for fun have an easier time at school. Pleasure reading develops empathy, reduces stress and is a determinant of health.

We don’t want to leave adults out of the fun. Join us at the Dundas Branch on June 22 for an Evening for Book Lovers where we will be announcing this year’s Hamilton Reads title.

This summer, accept the summer reading challenge. Whatever the format, whichever platform you choose, invite print into your house. Visit the Hamilton Public Library and bring home books, magazines, and graphic novels.  You can also download eBooks, audio books, videos and music from hpl.ca. All for free!

Lita Barrie is Director of Digital Technology and Youth Services, Hamilton Public Library. If you would like to write in this space, call editor Gord Bowes at 905-664-8800 ext. 335.