Emma Wanless says registration is open for the North Grenville Public Library’s summer programming for kids, and prep is underway for its first week.
Wanless, who is coordinating the kids’ programs this year, says activities are being prepared for a wide range of ages, including infants and kids as old as 12, with no fees to take part.
“It is completely free,” she says, “and for any of the sessions that are running that require materials, all the materials are provided by the library, so all you need to bring is yourself.”
The programs include outdoor reading in Riverside Park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Tuesday evening “bedtime stories” in the library, for kids ages 7 and younger.
Two other programs are also available for older kids: an “hour of STEM” to teach kids ages 5 to 12 about things like coding and robotics on Wednesdays, and Monday afternoon arts and crafts sessions for children ages 5 to 10.
According to Wanless, you need to register in advance for all the programs except for the bedtime stories, and only 25 kids can take part in the hour of STEM or arts and crafts sessions every week.
“We do have a capacity limit, just for the indoor events, because of the space that we have at the library,” Wanless says.
“It is a limited space for these specific sessions, and just for, you know, correct distancing with COVID, as well as making sure that everyone gets the required materials, we are capping it at 25.
The outdoor reading program is already running, and the others begin next week. They’ll all go until the end of August.
If you’re interested in signing up for any of the programs, or learning more, Wanless says you can find more details on the North Grenville Public Library website.