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Summer Programs & Reading Club 2022

July 4th - August 18th

Ages 2-12


Welcome to Belleville Public Library Summer Programs for 2022! This year's theme is Myth, Magic & Wonder. We will be offering children's programming every day except for Fridays and Sundays. Please see the calendar below to find out what the daily programs are. Brochures are available at the Children's, Youth & Readers' Advisory desk to provide specific details of each program.

Please note that most of our summer events are drop-in. However, some events have a firm registration limit due to the supplies and technology needed. For these events, we please ask that you preregister. We still accept drop-ins for these programs, but we will not be able to guarantee space for those who do not preregister.

The following events must be preregistered to guarantee a spot:

  • Puppet Play (3 week program)
  • 3D Printing Play
  • Cricut T-Shirt Making
  • Scratch Coding
  • Honest Frankie the Frog's Shoreline Review
  • Magic Mel's Amazing Magic Show

To register for these programs, please click here.

Program Calendar

Program Brochure

Special Performances

Paddling Puppeteers - Honest Frankie the Frog's Shoreline Review Show

Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | all ages | register here

This interactive musical show will take children on a ride through the history of Ontario's waterways. A First Nations character along with a voyageur, lumberjack, a cottage developer and a host of critters must band together to save the shoreline for future generations! Featuring sing-a-long songs, colourful puppets, string stories and more!

About Paddling Puppeteers: For the past 20 years The Padding Puppeteers have been touring Canada with their nature and history based musical puppet shows. https://www.philandglen.com/paddling-puppeteers

Magic Mel's Amazing Magic Show

Tuesday, July 26, 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | all ages | register here

This fantastic 45-minute magic show will teach children to discover the magic inside, as they embark on a journey to become official magicians. All children will receive an Official Magician Certificate card.

About Magic Mel: Magic Mel is an enthusiastic and experienced children's performer, located in the Greater Toronto Area. Mel's Family Magic shows are all about self-empowerment - allowing children to discover the magic inside of them. https://www.magicmel.ca/

TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.

When your child registers for the TD Summer Reading Club, they will receive a free notebook and stickers to track their reading, a team character for our window race, and a web access code. Visit tdsummerreadingclub.ca for fun games and activities and to use your access code.

We hope you find reading rewarding in itself, but to give you a little extra incentive, you will also have a chance to win prizes! All you have to do is track your reading and then tell us about it.

How to Register

You must register for the TD Summer Reading Club in person at the Children's, Youth & Readers' Advisory Desk located on the first floor. Registration begins June 20th.

Tell Us What You're Reading

Using your TD Summer Reading Club notebook, record what you've been reading. Visit the Children's, Youth & Readers' Advisory desk each week from July 4th to August 18th and tell the library staff at the desk what you've been reading to be entered into the draw for a weekly prize. One entry per person per week. You will also be entered into the draw for the end of the summer prizes, which will be given away at our Summer Party on August 18th! There are seven weeks of summer programs: so, if you tell us what you've been reading each week, you'll be entered into the end of the summer prizes seven times!

Window Race

It's a race to the finish! When you sign up for our Summer Reading Club, you will be given a package with your team character. Each week when you visit the Children's, Youth & Readers' Advisory desk to tell us what you're reading, you will be given a picture of your character to put on the window. This will help your team get further in the race! You can see the race track in the window of our children's area.

Are you a teen aged 13+? Check out our Teen Summer Reading Challenge! Find all the details here