Check out our 2024 Summer Reading Video

Get your kids excited about our Summer Reading Club. Blast off into summer reading with our out of this world video! Get a sneak peak at some of our treasure box prizes, learn about the grand prizes, and more... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0iIaGxAkw&t=3s

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Join the TD Summer Reading Club

Calling all kids! It's that time of year again. Join our Summer Reading Club to win some awesome prizes on or after June 25th! Each time you cross off three squares on your card, you will earn a prize from our famous epic Treasure Box and a ballot for the Grand Prize draws. Click to find out more!

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Register at: https://CanningtonDQST.eventbrite.ca

Saturday, May 25th Cannington Branch 10:00 a.m. This award-winning family-friendly program showcases stories celebrating diversity and inclusion. Storytime will be followed by musical performances and a variety of fun activities. This program is brought to you in partnership with Durham Children's Aid Society, Youth Pride Durham, and the Durham Region Public Libraries. *DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS EVENT, A BROCK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION*

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Limited Spaces available for PA Day Babysitting Course – June 7th! Registration now open.

Call to register:905-434-7800 Fee:$70 Ages 11-13 Beaverton Branch Friday, June 7th (PA DAY) 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This course through St. John Ambulance is designed to teach babysitting, leadership, safety and basic first aid skills. Learn how to care for infants, toddlers, and older children. Understand what to do in an emergency and much more! The day will be filled with role playing and hands on practice activities. *Please bring a lunch, refreshments, and an infant size doll/teddy bear to your session* REGISTRATIONS AND PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO START DATE .

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Aging Well Series April Topic: Alternative Healing Practices – 3 dates and locations!

Join us for a transformative discussion that will inspire you to cultivate balance, harmony, and vitality in mind, body and spirit. Find self-discovery and healing through practices such as Reiki, reflexology, and Qigong. From the moment we are born, we begin to age. These sessions are for adults of all ages who are interested in making meaningful connections and living an inspired life. Drop into the Sunderland Branch - Saturday, April 13th: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Drop into the Beaverton Branch - Friday, April 19th: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Drop into the Cannington Branch - Tuesday, April 23rd: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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For those who missed our Firefighter Storytime during March Break – We have another April date!

Drop into the Sunderland Library Branch at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th for FireFighter Storytime. Meet a firefighter, learn how firefighters help the community and practice being a firefighter! In partnership with Brock Libraries, the Brock Township Fire Department is pleased to bring firefighter storytime to Sunderland. You may even get a chance to see a firetruck up close!

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Teen Volunteers Needed

ATTENTION TEENS! If you.... Like working with kids... Need volunteer hours for school... Want to gain experience for your resume... Download the volunteer application below. Fill it out and send it to info@brocklibraries.ca Volunteer Application (1)Download

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New Online Resource – CBC Corner

CBC Corner - Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more Brock Libraries is very happy to announce that we've added a new digital resource to our website! Developed especially for public libraries, CBC Corner is a digital portal that brings CBC's audio, video and news content together in one place for a more streamlined experience. Have a few minutes? Not sure what you are looking for or just want to browse around? With trusted news, local stories and radio shows, entertaining TV shows, documentaries, movies, award-winning podcasts, latest sports news and special reports, and much more, CBC Corner has something for everyone and every taste! Do you have children? CBC Corner has tons of safe, educational and entertaining content for children and youth of all ages including tv shows, free online games, fun quizzes and activities as well as news articles made by kids for kids. As a parent, you will also…

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Decodable Books at Brock Libraries!

As the grateful recipients of a mini-grant from the International Dyslexia Association, Ontario, Brock Libraries is pleased to showcase our newly purchased decodable book collection! Decodable books are written in a format that builds reading skills and confidence in all readers, but especially struggling readers and those with Dyslexia. This is accomplished by encouraging learners to read ordered books while they increase their knowledge of letter and sound combinations building on what they already know. While the whole language approach to reading has students learn whole words through context (often using pictures to decipher or guess at unknown words and/or memorize common words by sight), decodable books offer learners a more structured approach to reading by learning letter and sound combinations (phonics). Find these items by typing decodable in the search bar of our library catalogue or look for the red decodable spine label amongst the shelves. A sampling of titles to explore:

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