Special Summer Programs

Now that school's out for summer, Milton Public Library is excited to share our amazing line-up of children's programs and activities.

Register online today!



Scientists in School: Candy Science

For children 5 -12 years of age.

Aug 6, 10-11 am

OR

Aug 14, 10:30-11:30 am

(please register for one time slot only)

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Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles. Explore solubility, buoyancy, reactivity and investigate the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is! This program is brought to you by Scientists in School. For kids ages 5-12. One registration per household please (but please note that siblings are welcome to share in the experience). This is an incredible hands-on, interactive science experience, led by a professional, that participants can enjoy from the comforts of their own home. Please make sure your email address is correct. We will be emailing all registered participants, closer to the start date, with information regarding how to access this class.



Scientists in School: Sticky Science

For children 5 -12 years of age.

Aug 12, 2-3 pm

OR

Aug 28, 10:30-11:30 am 

(please register for one time slot only)

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Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty! Brought to you by Scientists in School. For kids ages 5-12. One registration per household please (but please note that siblings are welcome to share in the experience)This is an incredible hands-on, interactive science experience, led by a professional, that participants can enjoy from the comforts of their own home.



What's Up with Fads & Trends? with author Kira Vermond & illustrator Clayton Hanmer

For children 8 - 13 years of age.

August 17th, 1:30-2:15 pm

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Would you ever swallow a live goldfish? Pour a bucket of ice water over your head? Wear seriously ugly shoes? Who would do that? And — more importantly — why? Trends may seem trivial on the surface, but they have the power to make regular people do pretty irregular things! Jump into the frenzied world of viral videos and songs, faddish food and clothes, and even dangerous crazes! Coming together online, Trending: How and Why Stuff Gets Popular (Owlkids, 2020) author Kira Vermond and illustrator Clayton Hanmer tell (and draw!) stories about how fads take off and spread, how they can be crafted to lure you in — and how to recognize bandwagon behaviour the minute you see it. (The COVID toilet paper craze, anyone?)



Hands on Exotics

For children of all ages!

August 19, 10:30-11:30 am

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Experience the magic with Hands on Exotics this summer from the comforts of your own home! Join us for an informative session online, and learn about twelve different animals including birds, reptiles, and unique animals from other countries too. If you joined us for our program in July, please know that all of the animals featured during this program will be different! Fun for all ages!



Scientists in School: Mix It Up!

For children 5 - 12 years of age.

August 18, 10:30-11:30 am

OR

August 24, 1:30-2:30 pm

(please register for one time slot only)

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Experience the magic with Hands on Exotics this summer from the comforts of your own home! Join us for an informative session online, and learn about twelve different animals including birds, reptiles, and unique animals from other countries too. Fun for all ages!



Scientists in School: Up and Down and All Around

For children 5 - 12 years of age.

August 21, 10-11 am

OR

August 26, 12:30-1:30 pm

(please register for one time slot only)

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Explore how things move! Discover the science behind a magic trick, defy gravity by creating a balancing bird, and engineer an elastic racer to chase down Newton's Laws. We'll be on the move! Brought to you by Scientists in School. For kids ages 5-12. One registration per household please (but please note that siblings are welcome to share in the experience). This is an incredible hands-on, interactive science experience, led by a professional, that participants can enjoy from the comforts of their own home.


Take and Make Kits

Sign up for our Special Summer Take and Make programs and bring all the fun of Milton Public Library wherever you go!

Take and Make: Design and Play Steam Cars Kit

Want to try your hand at engineering your own car? Pick up a kit from us to take home, and you can create and customize your very own balloon-powered car! Once you’ve built the car it will be ready to put into action. Test it and see how far it goes. Registrants will receive additional information on how to pick up the kits, as well as how to participate in our virtual car race! Registrants must be available to pick up their kit on Thursday, August 13. Click here to register.

Take and Make: Design and Play Steam Paperbots Kits 2.0

Pick up a kit from us to take home and design your own paper robot with eyes that light up using LEDs, conductive tape, and a coin cell battery. Registrants will receive additional information on how to pick up the kits, Registrants must be available to pick up their kit on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 26. Click here to register.

Take and Make: Design and Play Steam Planes Kit

Want to try your hand at engineering your own plane? Pick up a kit from us to take home, and you can create and customize your very own fast-flying glider! Once you’ve built the plane it will be ready to put into action. Test it and see how far it goes. Registrants will receive additional information on how to pick up the kits, as well as how to participate in our virtual plane contest! Registrants must be available to pick up their kit on Thursday, August 27. Click here to register.

Special Summer Contests

We've got some Super Special Contests on our social media channels for you to win cool prizes all summer long!

  • Read and Draw Challenge: July 27-August 2

    Can you create the picture the instructions are telling you? We look forward to seeing everyone’s interpretations. Please send photos of your child’s completed drawings to beanstack@beinspired.ca using the subject line “Read & Draw Challenge, or share it in the comments below. One lucky winner will receive a $25 Indigo e-gift card. Please note: One winner will be selected by random draw. Contest is open to children 12 and under. Please be sure to include the artists name and age with your submitted photo.

  • Kids Photography Contest: Aug 3-9

    Are you a budding photographer? Do you see the beauty in everything? This week we’re challenging you to look at things through a different lens. Snap some photos and send us your favourite (no faces please). Share your photo with us on Facebook or email us at beanstack@beinspired.ca using the subject line “Summer Photo Contest”. One lucky winner will receive a $25 Indigo e-gift card.  Please note the winner will be selected by random draw; contest is open to children 6-12 years; please be sure to include the artists name and age with your submitted photo(s). 

  • Kids Short Story Contest: Aug 10-16

    Do you love to read AND write? Children 8-12 years old are invited to write a short story about how much they love reading and/or visiting the library. The story should be no more than 1500 words in length. Please email your submissions to beanstack@beinspired.ca using the subject line “Kids Short Story Contest” by 11:59 pm on August 16. One lucky winner will receive a$25 Indigo e-gift card. Please note the winner will be selected by a panel of staff members; contest is open to children 8-12 years. Please be sure to include the artists name and age with your submission(s).

  • Book Face Contest: Aug 17-23

    Have you ever heard of the term Bookface? Bookface involves strategically lining up your face (or another body part) alongside a book cover so that there appears a melding of life and art. On Instagram, you can find people posting these with the hashtag #BookFaceFriday. Take a look at some examples and give it a try. One lucky winner will receive a $25 Indigo e-gift card. Share your photos with us on Facebook or via email at beanstack@beinspired.ca using the subject line "Bookface Contest". Please note that one winner will be selected by random draw; contest is open to children 12 and under; please be sure to include the artists name and age with your submitted photo(s).

  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt: Aug 24-30

    Our library scavenger hunts have always been very popular with our youngest customers. This week, we’re challenging kids 3-12 with a scavenger hunt around their house! Check out the list of items on our Facebook page and take pictures of everything you find. Email them to us at beanstack@beinspired.ca, using the subject line “Indoor Scavenger Hunt” for your chance to win! One lucky winner will receive a$25 Indigo e-gift card. Please note that one winner will be selected by random draw; contest is open to children 3-12 years; please be sure to include the child’s name and age with your submitted photo(s).