The Cornwall Public Library’s TD Summer Reading Club is wrapping up its summer reading club activities with a big party at the Cornwall Civic Complex this Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 pm.
The nearly 325 participants aged 0 to 13, read (or were read to) a whopping 4113 books in a period of 6 weeks. Every summer the library offers this program as a means to encourage youngsters to continue their good reading habits while out of school and have a whole lot of fun at the same time. The club also featured several daytime and evening programs which were attended by 799 participants.
The only requirement other than age was a library card offered at no charge to city residents. With a library card, the club members were given free access to Cornwall Transit buses for the full two months of July and August. Accompanying parents and/or friends were allowed to ride for free too. This partnership with Cornwall Transit has been going on for several years now and has proven to be a great benefit for both organizations.
The closing party for members and their families will feature entertainment by Junkyard Symphony. They promote environmental health and awareness through educational and extraordinary entertainment by reusing old ordinary objects that would otherwise be sadly destined for the junkyard. In the show, the performers are the conductors while the audience is the symphony. A radical ride of rapid rhythms, awesome antics, clownish comedy, terrific tricks, magnificent magic, tons of talent, and plenty of participation!
The party begins at 2:00 pm in Salons ABC at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Lamoureux Park.
For more information regarding the program or other children’s services at the library, please contact Lyne Lapalme, Head of Children’s Services at Cornwall Public Library at 613-932-4796 or by email at [email protected]