Summer Reading Program

Step 1: Get Started

Our adventure begins on Monday, July 4

Visit the library and pick up your reading log at the library to begin your summer reading adventure!

We will have a scavenger hunt inside the library all week. Be sure to check it out while you are here.

Each week includes a new adventure. Refer to the program schedule on the back of your reading log.

Step 2: Get Going

Track your Reading

Start tracking your reading on Monday, July 4 - minutes read or submitted before that day don't count!

  • For every 15 minutes read, colour in a square
  • Each section has 10 squares = 150 minutes
  • When you complete one section, enter minutes for your team
  • Challenge yourself to go as far on the path as you can 

Update your reading minutes as often as you want by going to my-mcl.info/submitminutes.

Step 3: Get Prizes

Reading Prizes

Get prizes for reading! Find out more when you visit us after reaching each checkpoint in your reading log.

As well as reading for yourself, you are also reading for your team.

Submit your minutes online or at the library, and watch your team's live progress!

Every 15 minutes you read gets you more chances to win a prize at the end of the summer.

We also have special prizes for:

  • Reading participation (draw prize)
  • Members of the winning team
  • Top readers of each age category
    • Preschool - under 6
    • Elementary - ages 6-11
    • Teen - ages 12-17
    • Adult - ages 18 and up

Submit all your minutes at my-mcl.info/submitminutes by Sunday August 14, 11:59 pm for more chances to win!

 

Photo Prizes

If you do one of our crafts, share it with us (photos are optional, but appreciated!) by submitting at my-mcl.info/srpcraftshare or by emailing programming@morinvillelibrary.ca.

For each craft you complete, you'll be entered for an end-of-summer draw to get one of two $50 gift certificates to Michael's!

Craft Sharing

 

Team Progress

When you get your reading log, you also get a team:  Hearts,  Spades,  Diamonds and Clubs.

Every time you submit your reading minutes, either online or at the library, you are helping your team to victory!

Follow your team progress (and if you need to get reading to help them along)!

 

 

Submit Minutes



All minutes can be submitted up to 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 14, 2022

 

Schedule

Every week is an Alice in Wonderland inspired theme. All weekly activities are drop-in with times noted in the table below. Only the Mad Hatter's Tea Party requires registration. 

Activities take place on Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Please note: Although drop-ins are welcome and encouraged, all participants will need a permission form signed by a parent or guardian before participating in activities.

 

The program room is open for anyone to update their reading minutes in person, take home some crafts and visit our awesome programming staff! Our hours are:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

(closed from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

(closed from noon - 1:00 pm)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Closed

 

Week 1

July 4-10

 

Activity

Craft

Down the

Rabbit Hole

Scavenger Hunt in the library all week.

Pick up your
reading log package.

Week 2

July 11-17

Card Soldier

Shuffle

Learn some card games, build your own card house, and create a hat to wear throughout the summer.

Make your own
card soldier.

Week 3

July 18-24

Mad Hatter’s

Tea Party

July 21

1pm-3pm

Attend a tea party with some of your favourite Alice in Wonderland characters! Come dressed in a costume or your favourite outfit.

Tea and snacks will be served.

Registration required.

Grow your own
edible plant in a Mad Hatter magic tea cup.

Week 4

July 25-29

Cheshire Cat’s

Camouflage

Challenge

Find items that the Cheshire Cat has mischievously hidden around the library.

Make your own
disappearing
Cheshire Cat mobile.

Week 5

August 2-7

Queen of Hearts

Tournament

Old fashioned games day! Come and learn to play some classic games including jacks and checkers.

Make a tabletop
croquet set to play with your friends
and family.

Week 6

August 8-14

Magic Potion

Mayhem

Create some magic potions (and slime!) while learning about chemical reactions.

Make an Alice in Wonderland inspired scrapbook page.

 

 

Video Viewing

Every Monday, we’ll post a video on Facebook and Youtube showing you how to make the craft. 

The videos will stay up all summer and we'll keep some extra craft kits around, so if you miss a week, you can always catch back up!

 

Watch the Videos

 

A big thank you to our generous sponsor, Morinville Boston Pizza

Your help allows us to keep programs like this barrier-free.