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June 17 2019

Read for the Love of It at MPL this Summer Saturday, June 22, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Summer is around the corner and Milton Public Library is once again welcoming children and their families to ‘read for the love of it’ by registering for the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s largest summer reading program for kids of all ages and abilities. Join in on the fun Saturday, June 22 from 1:30 – 3:30pm at the Main Library.

Beginning Saturday, June 22 and throughout the summer, children are encouraged to register free-of-charge for the TD Summer Reading Club at either library location. Participants will receive a notebook to track their reading and are encouraged to check in with MPL staff to earn ballots for prize draws for each full hour of completed reading. Festivities at Main Library, 1010 Main Street East, include fun with bubbles, slime, contests, prizes, science experiments with Mad Science™ and so much more!

“Milton Public Library is once again delighted to participate in the annual Summer Reading Club in partnership with TD Bank. In doing so, we’re able to support the ongoing literacy development of participants in a way that continues to emphasize reading as a fun activity,” shares Chief Librarian Mark Williams.

Milton Public Library is one of more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada participating in the TD Summer Reading Club, helping to increase youth literacy. Various studies show children who participate in summer reading clubs maintain their reading level, whereas children who do not read over the summer may suffer from what’s called “summer slide”. Summer slide is the term given to the loss of academic skills and knowledge that can occur over the course of the summer holidays. This loss is cumulative and children who do not read throughout the summer can be up to two years behind by the time they reach Grade 6. The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep children reading and on the path to learning.

Also taking place on June 22, Milton Public Library and Milton Transit are kicking off the Read and Ride program at Main Library with Mayor Krantz at 2:00 pm. Children and teens, 16 years of age and younger, are encouraged to travel to and from the Library for summer reading programs and materials and all around town using environmentally-friendly conventional Milton Transit. The Read and Ride Program runs from July 2 to August 31, 2019; participants ride for free by showing their Library card with a valid Read and Ride sticker on it.  Stickers are available at the Main Library and Beaty Branch beginning June 22.

Visit Milton Public Library in-person or online at www.mpl.on.ca and Be Inspired today.  
A Visit Will Get You Thinking.

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