Learn more and register for the TD Summer Reading Club
online at brantlibrary.ca/tdsrc
Help stop the summer slide (the loss of skills when
students are not in school) and improve your child's
reading skills by participating in TD Summer Reading
Join in the fun this summer!
Registration opens Tuesday, June 29 at 10:00 am
Join us for a fun and entertaining virtual concert
featuring Paul Fralick, the Lone Rhubarbarian!
County of Brant Public Library Summer 2021
Summer Reading Club Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 29 at 10:30 am
Kick-Off registration begins Saturday, June 12, at

County of Brant Public Library
July 9 - Olympics
July 16 - Under the Sea
July 23 - Sunshine
July 30 - Watermelon Slices
August 6 - Monsters
August 13 - Ice Cream Fun
August 20 - Over the Rainbow
August 27 - Feed the Letter Monster
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays at 11:00 am
Registration for Children's Programs
Registration for summer children's programs begins Saturday, June 12
Registration takes place online at brantlibrary.ca/calendar
All programs are hosted on Zoom, unless otherwise stated
All children's programs are free and are 30 minutes long
How much summer fun can you handle? Enjoy a sizzling theme each week with
stories, interactive activities, rhymes, and songs! Craft kits for programs - the
library will notify parents/caregivers prior to the program date as craft kits
become available. Craft kits are not required for program participation.
Summer Storytimes
July 6 - Summer Fun
July 13 - Ice Cream & Watermelons
July 20 - Bubbles
July 27 - Sandbox Beach Party
August 3 - Hiking
August 10 - Backyard Camping
August 17 - Sports
August 24 - Treasure Hunt
Summertime Storytime
Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Take the family outside and enjoy a picture book as you stroll.
We're setting up Storybook Walks in area parks thanks to our
friends at County of Brant Community Services. Please practice
physical distancing and respect others while you explore!
Outdoor Storybook Walks
For more information, visit us at brantlibrary.ca/storybookwalks
Free online programs for children of all ages; registration is required.
July-August, Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 am
Summer 2021
Bring home a fun and educational craft from the Library
to enjoy with your child! Each month, our kits include
materials you'll need (scissors & glue excluded) to make
something special. Kits are available while supplies last.
FREE! Kids Create Craft Kits
For more information, visit us at brantlibrary.ca/kidscreate
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 10:00 am
Read It Summer Literacy Program
Read It is a free summer literacy program that provides one-on-one
reading practice to children enrolled in Grades 1-5 (as of September 2021).
Sessions are held virtually in July and August 2021 on Zoom and each child
may be registered for one two-week session (45 minutes per day, Monday
to Friday, excluding holidays) as listed here:
Registration will take place online starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at
Session 1: July 5-16
Session 2: July 19-30
Session 3: August 3-13
Session 4: August 16-27
Read It Session Dates
Times available: 10:00 am, 11:00 am,
12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and
4:00 pm.
For full details on our Read It program, visit us at brantlibrary.ca/readit
Questions? Connect with us at childrens.services@brant.ca
County of Brant Public Library
How to register for programs:
Online: brantlibrary.ca/calendar
By phone: 519-442-2433
In person at your local branch
Learn to play D&D! We'll build characters,
learn fifth edition rules, roll some dice, and
HAVE FUN! No experience necessary;
experts and beginners are all welcome!
Registration is limited.
Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Play
Wednesdays, July 7–August 25, 3:30-5:30 pm (for school-aged kids 10+)
Fridays, July 9–August 27, 6:15–8:15 pm (for high school students)
Learn computer science basics with these fun
coding sessions! Themed coding project each
Coding for Kids
For more information and to register, visit us at brantlibrary.ca/calendar
July-August, Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Ages 8-12
Upcoming Coding Projects
July 21 - Dance Party
Try your hand at coding and see if you have the
right dance moves for some dance party fun!
Sign up for one, or all, programs!
July 28 - Frozen Fun
Explore a winter wonderland with Elsa and Anna.
August 4 - I'm an Artist
Discover your inner artist by coding cool pictures and designs!
August 11 - Game Time
Use the characters provided and create your very own game!
Enjoy our super-fun programs each week with stories, interactive activities,
and creative art projects! Craft kits for programs - the library will notify
parents/caregivers prior to the program date as craft kits become available
for pickup. Craft kits are not required for program participation.
School Age Programs
Christmas in July Wednesday, July 7, 11:00 am
Dreaming of icicles and candy canes? Celebrate
with festive stories and make your own nutcracker!
Go Fish! Thursday, July 8, 11:00 am
Big fish and little fish, what do you need to go fish?
Make a fishbowl lantern craft!
Unicorn Magic Wednesday, July 14, 11:00 am
Celebrate the magic of these legendary creatures
and make your own paper plate unicorn.
Treehouse Fun Thursday, July 15, 11:00 am
Do you dream about having a summer treehouse?
Build your own mini sugar cookie treehouse!
A Camping We Will Go! Wednesday, July 21, 11:00 am
Bring the outdoors in, enjoy some fireside stories,
and make your own s'mores!
Night Sky Stargazing Thursday, July 22, 11:00 am
Let's explore the summer night sky together and learn about
the moon and stars. Create a paper tube telescope.
The Circus Comes to Town! Wednesday, July 28, 11:00 am
Explore all the amazing things under the Big Top and
make a clown headband.
STEAM Chalk Challenge Thursday, July 29, 11:00 am
Create your own driveway chalk maze for a unique
summer adventure!
Teddy Bear Picnic Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 am
Celebrate beloved teddies and make your own
moveable teddy bear.
Pete's a Pizza! Thursday, August 5, 11:00 am
What are your favourite toppings? Let's make a
colossal pizza with all the fixings.
County of Brant Public Library Summer 2021
County of Brant Public Library
How to Register
Online: brantlibrary.ca/calendar
By phone: 519-442-2433
In person at your local branch
Dinosaur Stomp Wednesday, August 11, 11:00 am
Travel back in time, explore with some amazing
dinosaurs, and make a dinosaur mask.
Dragon Fire Thursday, August 12, 11:00 am
Discover the 10 friendship skills every kid needs to
know when their best friend is a dragon.
Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt Wednesday, August 18, 11:00 am
Travel through the looking glass into magical worlds. Share in
some well-loved stories, play interactive games, and make
your own magic mirror!
Monkey Mania Thursday, August 19, 11:00 am
Stop monkeying around and enjoy summer with a mischievous
monkey headband and a few good jokes.
Llama, Llama Red Pajama Fun Wednesday, August 25, 11:00 am
Everyone loves Llama Llama! Share stories, games, and make
your own Llama Llama!
Fairy Science Thursday, August 26, 11:00 am
Fizzing potions and magic fairy dust combine for a
morning of fun!
County of Brant Public Library Summer 2021
Free online programs for school age children; registration is required.
Kids Trivia
Grab your friends and compete in a round of online trivia just
for kids! To play, go to brantlibrary.ca/triviakids prior to
game time to login! Appropriate for kids of all ages!
July 5-August 23, Mondays* at 11:00 am
*No trivia on August 2 (Civic Holiday)
Whether you're at the cottage or relaxing at home, join us for our annual
Adult Summer Reading Club. Choose between two reading challenge
formats (Summer Book Bingo or register online via Beanstack), track your
progress, and win prizes!
Adult Summer Reading Club
Summer Book Bingo (print)
Beginning Tuesday, June 22, Summer Book Bingo cards will be
available to pick up from your local branch or to download
from our website at brantlibrary.ca/bookbingo!
County of Brant Public Library Summer 2021
Running June 22 to September 6
Summer Reading Challenge (online)
Take the Adult Summer Reading Challenge using Beanstack (an online
alternative to Summer Book Bingo). Use your device to track your reading
progress, complete reading challenges, and earn badges and prizes!
For all Adult Summer Reading Club information and to register, visit
us at brantlibrary.ca/bookbingo
County of Brant Public Library
Registration is required for all adult programs
All programs are hosted on Zoom, unless otherwise stated
All adult programs are free and 1 hour long, unless otherwise stated
Registration takes place online at brantlibrary.ca/calendar, by phone
(519-442-2433), or in-person at your local branch
Sign up for telephone chats with other seniors on a
wide range of topics. Learn from experts, get a free
take-home kit, and meet new people!
Registration for Adult Programs
Call & Connect
June - Birdwatching (phone-in programs June 9 and 23)
July - Health and Wellness (phone-in programs July 14 and 28)
August - Writing (phone-in programs August 11 and 25)
Monthly, June 2021 to February 2022
Participants bring home a kit on each month's topic of discussion. Two
telephone-based chats take place on two Wednesdays every month at 10:00 am.
Upcoming Programs
Summer Book Club - July & August
Last Tuesday of the month, online at 2:00 PM
A great way to connect over some great summer reads.
We're keeping our books and conversation light and can't
wait to connect with all those looking to pick up something
fun and breezy to read this summer.
Visit us at brantlibrary.ca/callandconnect to learn more!
Summer 2021
Keep an eye on our social media channels for another series of art
workshops! Registration for supplies opens at 12:00 pm one week prior
to the release of the art workshop on YouTube. Although supplies are
available on a first-come, first-served basis, all are welcome to access
the How-To video once it premieres.
Art Exploration Series - YouTube Workshops
Bi-weekly, from Wednesday June 2 to August 25
June 16 - Rose Wreath
June 30 - Happy Canada Day
June Workshops
July 14 - Change Can Be Good
July 28 - Copper Weaving on Wooden Box
July Workshops
August 11 - Let the Monarchs Fly
August 25 - Flower Press
August Workshops
Descriptions of each art project can be found at
brantlibrary.ca/calendar. How-To video release dates are as follows:
Join us for a week's worth of special tea-related activities. Activities include a
professional tea information session, top 10 lists of tea and tea-related things,
and an interactive, very 'posh' High Tea Social over Zoom. Discover something
new about tea and celebrate one of the oldest drinks in history!
August 10 to 15
International High Tea Week
Learn how to support our LGBTQ2S+ community and join us
online for an evening of inclusivity training and Pride Month
trivia! All are welcome; visit us at brantlibrary.ca/safespaces
to register!
County of Brant Public Library
How to register for programs:
Online: brantlibrary.ca/calendar
By phone: 519-442-2433
In person at your local branch
Historical Scavenger Hunt
Running June 22 to September 6
Pick up a map and information package from your local branch any time after
Tuesday, June 22, and discover the County of Brant's incredible history! Complete
the scavenger hunt by Tuesday, September 6, and be entered to win a prize pack.
Borrow a Board Game
Bring a board game to the cottage!
Family time and rainy days at the cottage just got
better! We have a great selection of board games to
choose from. For more information and to place a hold,
visit us at brantlibrary.ca/games.
Safe Spaces 101 & LGBTQ2S+ Trivia
Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Perfect for a full day’s outing or to spread throughout the summer months!
Storm Chasing Tuesday, July 13
Join us virtually on Tuesday evenings to create or learn something new!
Free online programs; registration is required.
Summer Fun with the Library - 18+
Popsicles, Freezies, & Frozen Treats Tuesday, July 6
Learn fun, unique, and perfectly refreshing recipes in a lively recipe-revealing
event! Explore new ways to make frozen favourites, sure to be a hit with family
and friends this summer. Recipe cards and frozen treat bags will be available
to those who register.
County of Brant Public Library Summer 2021
Tuesdays online at 7:00 pm, from July 6 to August 31
Gems & Crystals Tuesday, July 20
This event examines the history and geography of gems and crystals. Meet
with Natalie of Wabi Sabi and learn about beautiful and natural stones and
how people have sought and used them throughout history.
Cake Decorating Tuesday, July 27
This fun and interactive event is sure to be a treat! Join
Kat Crystal from Cake and Crumb in Paris and learn
how you to decorate cakes for special events and
decorating techniques to impress family and friends.
Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms with this
exciting and educational presentation. Watch an Ontario
supercell tornado from start to finish as it cuts a path through
the countryside near Arthur, Ontario, as well as two other
tornadoes to hit our province.
Who's a Good Doggy? Tuesday, August 10
Celebrate 'National Spoil Your Dog Day' and learn how to
make homemade dog treats from scratch! A great way
to spoil your fur babies and celebrate all that your pet
means to you. A fun and interactive event for dogs and
their humans!
County of Brant Public Library
How to Register
Online: brantlibrary.ca/calendar
By phone: 519-442-2433
In person at your local branch
County of Brant Public Library Summer 2021
Free online programs for adults; registration is required.
Literary Bingo
Join us for an evening of literary bingo! Learn about local
writers, famous literary quotes, neat author trivia, and more!
Perfect for book lovers and game players alike, or anyone
looking to have a laugh or itching to yell BINGO! A fun
evening for everyone.
Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 pm
Resin Art Tuesday, August 17
Resin art is a popular trend for creating jewellery, home decor,
pictures, or even sculptures. No two works of art are the same!
This program will teach the basics of working with resin and allow
you to create your own resin bookmark. Register early as supplies
are limited!
Upcycle & Make New Tuesday, August 24
One person's junk can equal a whole lot of treasure! Join us as we
take old junk, recycled tins, boxes, cardboard, and more and
discover fun and creative ways to give that junk new life. Work
through unique projects, share some of your own ideas, and see
examples of ways people have taken old and forgotten materials
and made something new!
Paper-Making Tuesday, August 31
Feeling crafty? A great way to jazz up your notes, make
personalized cards, or create something truly unique with your
own custom marbled paper. This messy, yet surprisingly simple,
activity will leave you with great new skills and impressive
homemade paper.