Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club registration begins July 3rd.  Children receive one brag tag and chain to start, and can collect all 8 with weekly book reporting and program attendance.  All events are free.  See our full schedule below:








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Active Day

July 3rd to 7th


HOLIDAY Imagine Your Summer Come out to hear a wacky summer adventure. Then   create your own! Chromatography    Butterflies               Design your own butterflies  that will show us who you are!


Dish soap bubbles Join us in making a bubble maker out of socks!
July 9th to 14th



Clay Day                 This activity will show you the fun in math. Come out and play with wiki sticks!



Math Detective         Have you always wanted to be a detective? Here is your chance. Join us in finding out how we can solve    mysteries using math! Marshmallow Geometry Jump on board and make 3D shapes with pretzels and  marshmallows! Math Fit                   Come out and solve math problems using your own  body!
July 16th to 21st

Sports/Outdoor Play

Basketball Cup           Be a part of the team and build your own basketball net that you can use any place! Invent a Sport             Do you wish there were more sports? Don’t wait, develop a new one! Floating Ball            Making balls float with only your breath! Obstacle Course Tackle our outdoor obstacle course. Test your limits and see how fast you can go!
July 23rd to 28th


All About Me Phone  Make your own iPhone from scratch that’s all about you and your interests.


iPad Fun                Come out and play fun literacy  games on the iPad!


Create your Own           Animation                   Participate in making your own stick figure movie without a camera! Dance, Dance, Dance Get your dancing shoes on and dance, dance, dance!
July 30th to       August 4th


Hand Puppets          Create your very own       puppet! Play Creation             Create a play starring your Summer Reading Club friends! Actors Call             Join us in performing plays   written by our own Summer      Reading Club! Community Theater   Develop your acting skills with the Thorold Community Theater!
August 6th to 11th


Slime                      Jump on the slime mobile and make see-through slime! Filter Alternative Words Come out to find out what words are bigger and better with a science experiment! Bubble Painting   Make bubbles stay on paper! Mad Sciences              Join the Mad Sciences’ crew for the last day of Summer Reading Club!


Healthy Kids Programs

Garden Club

Garden Club allows children an opportunity to plant, weed and water our Community Garden for Kids.  In addition to growing their own produce, kids participate in fun and educational environmentally-friendly activities such as nature crafts and learning green living basics such as how to compost.  Registration is required.  Please contact the library for more details.

Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Retro Games Days

Teams of 2-6 participate in friendly competitions such as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and tire obstacle course.  Small prizes/awards are up for grabs.  Register your team  today.

Friday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Pop Up at the Park

This summer we will be holding pop-up libraries at parks throughout the city. Visit us to report your Summer Reading Club books, get a library card, or check out one of our titles.  We’ll be at the following locations on these dates.

McAdam Park Pavilion, Thorold South

Tuesdays from July 3 to August 14, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Port Robinson Park, Port Robinson

Thursdays from July 5 to August 16, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Comic Book Club

Explore our new comic book collection, exchange recommended reads, watch big screen adaptations and participate in other fun comic related activities.  Participants receive one free comic book while supplies last.

The third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Meeting: August 21

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Children can participate in a range of activities from 3D printing and green screen photography to robotics, coding, and creative pursuits such as computerized sewing.  Please contact the library to register.

Makerspace Mondays (6:00 p.m.)

July 23: Button Making

July 30: Gizmos & Gadgets

August 13: Magnets

August 20: Looms

August 27: Robotics & Coding

3D Printing Sessions

Optional 15 minute lesson followed by independent work.  $3 per class

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Enjoy stories, songs and finger puppets with your two or three year old. Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Therapy Tails

Therapy Tails visit the Thorold Public Library on the first Saturday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the children’s reading circle.  Animal reading buddies foster basic social skills and confidence in young readers. The unconditional support of a canine companion allows for a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which children get excited about learning and grow their love of reading.  There is no cost to participate in this program.

Family Film Fridays (at 2:00 p.m.)

July 27: Sherlock Gnomes

August 24: The Swap