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 PATIO BOOK CLUB JULY 20 / 6:30 PM Fifteen Dogs, by Andre Alexis Discussion led by Rachelle McGuire of McNally House. SEE PAGE 8.

Library News


Playaway Views are at the GPL Playaway View was designed with young families in mind. The Playaway View is an innovative digital product that allows kids to WATCH their favourite stories come alive on a handy, portable device. With popular titles like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Robert Munsch Classics, Hi! Fly Guy, Paddington Bear, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Click, Clack, Moo, your child has the opportunity to develop their literacy skills in a whole new way! Each device can be checked out for 7 days, and there is a 2 item limit per card. Look for Playaway Views in the children’s section, on top of the picture book shelf.

Inside this issue: Kids’ Reading Clubs..….……..2

Drop off GBF Food Bank Donations! The Grimsby Public Library & Art Gallery are proud to provide a permanent drop-off location for the Grimsby Benevolent Fund Food Bank. With this new initiative, we aim to raise awareness about hunger in Grimsby, while providing those in need with essential resources. We’ll officially launch this new program on Friday, June 10 during our Phelps Homes Building Literacy Fair from 2 – 4 pm. During this event, community members are invited to help decorate the Food Bank box!

Family Fun…………..………….4 For Teens & Tweens………….6 For Adults……………………....8 Information & Hours………….9 Grimsby Author Series……..12

For Kids Thank you sponsors:

Alkema Greenhouses Bird Kingdom Boston Pizza Canada Summer Jobs Dairy Queen/Orange Julius Durham Automotive Embroidery & Designs Plus Fun School of Music Gardiner Family Chiropractic Giant Tiger Grimsby Animal Hospital Grimsby Dental Hygiene Grimsby Ford Gulati Apartments Ontario Science Centre Kinsmen Club of Grimsby Phelps Homes Ltd. Royal Ontario Museum Saunders Book Company Subaru of Hamilton & Niagara Running Series Tim Hortons TD Bank Whitehots Young Canada Works

The GPL has lots of summer fun for kids 2 - 12 years old. It takes just minutes to share a bit about the story they’ve read or heard with staff, get a small prize for each book, and enter our weekly raffle. Summer Reading Clubs are drop in activities where kids can see friends, share great books, and try activities like our Puppet Theatre, Magformers, or Mystery Box. Pssst! Reading Clubs help reduce summer literacy loss, too!

Dino-Mite Reading Preschool Summer Reading Club Many thanks to Tim Hortons for their generous sponsorship of the Dino-Mite Reading program. This activity is for non-readers and emerging readers aged 2 - 6. Dino-Mite Reading booklets can be picked up at the GPL as of July 4, or printed from the Preschool tab on the website. Each page has a different focus, such as: letters, shapes, counting, or patterns. Kids listen to a story at home and then make a picture about it in their Dino-Mite Reading booklet. Use stories from the Library, or favourite books from your home.

When children visit the Library during the hours below, they’ll show their pictures to Library staff. For each page shown, they’ll get a small prize, like a tattoo, pencil, or sticker. They’ll also be entered in our weekly raffle for even more prizes every time they present a completed page to staff. Kids can complete and show their booklet pages to staff in any order and may show a maximum of two pages per visit. Dino-Mite Reading is easy to do! Kids who finish their 10 pages will also get a certificate and a Dairy Queen coupon. Yum!

July 4 - August 27 / Monday - Saturday / 10:00 - 4:30 PM Tuesday and Thursday evenings / 6:00 - 7:30 PM The Library’s one-on-one READ program continues to grow in popularity as more families learn about this opportunity for free literacy support. Using games, paired reading, and other activities, our Summer Literacy student will help kids entering grades 2 - 6 maintain reading levels during a weekly session. Even better, children registered with READ can use the books they’ve read as part of the TD Summer Reading Club. Parents can learn more about the READ program by choosing Kids under the Programs & Events tab of the GPL website. 2

This program is made available thanks to funding from Young Canada Works.

What are you WILD about reading? While participating, children ages 6 - 12:    

Read books at their own level. Most children will have finished grade one. May report on up to 5 non-fiction books. May report on a maximum of 2 graphic novels. May report on up to three bonus books. A bonus book is a juvenile or YP fictional book with more than 150 pages of text (not graphic novels). Each bonus book counts as two regular titles. May share their books with staff during the hours noted in the orange box on page 2.

Every time readers tell staff about a book they’ve read, they’ll get a ballot for our weekly raffle. Plus, while supplies last, they’ll receive the prizes listed as they present their books. Kids can find more fun online at:

It’s WILD how many raffle prizes will be given away over the summer. Alexis St. George is one lucky winner.

Go WILD at the GPL green screen! Strike a pose and pick a background to match. Yikes! Will these boys escape???

1 book: Go BANANAS with a booklet, a bookmark, and a badger sticker. 2 books: Go CRAZY with a caribou sticker; get FRENZIED with a frog sticker, feel TEMPESTUOUS with a tattoo. 3 books: Go WILD with a wolf sticker. Soar with a Bird Kingdom buy-one-get-one free card and a bird sticker. 4 books: Go FERAL with a fox sticker. Be MADCAP with a mood pencil. 5 books: Be ANIMATED with an animal eraser and RIDICULOUS with a raccoon sticker. 6 books: Get GIDDY with a gecko and BOISTEROUS with a bovine sticker. 7 books: SINK YOUR TEETH into reading with glow-in-the-dark fangs. They’re fang-tastic! Speaking of sharp and pointy, get a porcupine sticker, too. Ouch! 8 books: Go OVERBOARD with an owl mask sticker, plus a mask for you to wear. 9 books: Go double BANANAS with 2 bear stickers. 10 books or equivalent: WILD applause for you! Get a wildcard prize, a Boston Pizza coupon, a certificate, and a Dairy Queen coupon. Plus, be part of a final raffle just for kids who finish the TD Summer Reading Club. You can do it! Just get moooving…


Family Fun

It’s time for the Phelps Homes Building Literacy Fair Friday, June 10 / 2 - 4 PM / Free family fun, thanks to Phelps Homes Ltd. There’s so much to do at the fourth Phelps Homes Ltd. Building Literacy Fair, that we can’t even show it all here. Play together, build literacy skills into your family life, and learn about Summer Reading Clubs for kids aged two years and up.

Match the words below to the activities shown. Can you put the words into alphabetical order, too?           

Bouncer Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course Raffle Prizes Touch a Truck Face Painting Balloons Play Dough Green Screen Fun Tape Track Therapy Tails Dogs Kids can read stories to the Therapy Tails dogs most Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. This is a free drop-in program, thanks to the volunteers of Therapy Tails Ontario and their beautiful dogs. Come share a good book with a tail-wagging pup.


Summer Drop-in Programs

Snap Circuits / Kids 8+

Lego & Tinker Space / Studio / Free /June: 3:45 - 4:45 PM July & August: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursdays / 6:30-7:30 PM

Parents are asked to remain in the building while their children are participating in programs and to initial their children in and out of the Studio for Lego Club and Tinker Space.

Lego Club / Kids 6+

Tinker Space / Kids 6+

Share Lego fun with friends at this drop-in program. Meet in the Studio on these dates: June 1 & 15; July 6 & 20; and August 3 & 17. Play Lego in the summer!

What makes things go? If you’re curious, then Tinker Space is for you. Drop into the Studio on these dates: June 8 & 22; July 13 & 27; August 10 & 24.

Magformers / 3+ / GPL Magformers are available any time. If they are not set out, please ask for them.

Mad Science: Wednesday, July 13 10 AM / Free This show teaches kids how to fly! Children will be amazed at the awesome properties of air pressure and what can be done with a roll of toilet paper. Families can enjoy this free 45-minute program thanks to the generous sponsorship of our local Tim Hortons.

IncrediBrent: Comedy & Magic Wednesday, August 10 / 10 AM / Free

Fall Registration for Early Literacy

IncrediBrent offers a high energy, interactive show. Brent's original blend of comedy magic has entertained all over Canada, on television and on Disney Cruise Line. Wait! Don’t book a cruise; now you can see IncrediBrent at the GPL. Thanks to Grimsby Ford for kindly sponsoring this event.

Registration for all Fall Early Literacy Programs begins on Tuesday, September 6. Please check the website for details. 5

Teens &Tweens Teen Chess on the Patio Thursdays / ages 10 - 18 June 30 - September 1 6:30 - 7:45 PM

Whether you already know the game or are curious to learn more, this free drop-in activity for youths aged 10-18 is for you. The GPL will have a number of chess boards available out in the warm summer air on the patio and a volunteer teen chess enthusiast to help you practice your strategy.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge July 4 - August 27 / 12 - 19 / Free The Library is holding a summer-long reading challenge for teen readers. For every book you read, just submit a ballot in person at the Library, or online through the Programs and Events-Teens tab of the GPL website. We’ll be raffling off Chapters/Indigo gift cards throughout the summer, and each ballot you enter increases your chances of taking home a prize. Why not give it a try?

Roleplaying in the Teen Space Wednesdays / 3:45 - 5:30 PM / ages 12 - 17

Volunteering at the Library School’s out, but volunteer opportunities continue. If you need to satisfy your community service hours, or you’d like to increase your community involvement, find an application form on the GPL website under the About Us tab. Or, pick up a form at the Library.


Become a character in an ongoing quest filled with monsters and magic, in the creative story-telling game of Dungeons and Dragons. The teen roleplaying club is always open to new members interested in the game. To register, call 905.945.5142, or just drop by to check out the action.

Lego Maker Week July 4 - July 8 / 1:30 - 4 PM / Ages 8 - 13 / $20

Take your love of Lego to the next level with a whole week of Lego Maker projects. Join the many artists around the world who have used Lego for its wide range of creative possibilities. Activities will include Lego sculpture and Lego stop-motion animation. Register now for this partnered program through the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Call 905.945.3246 or visit the Gallery to sign up. If possible, please bring a digital camera to Lego Maker week. The GPL has lots of Lego, but you are welcome to bring some along.

Babysitting Course Saturday, June 25 / 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM $45 / Ages 11 - 15 / limit of 15 participants Youth 11 - 15 can qualify as trained baby-sitters through this respected Red Cross program. Participants must score a minimum of 75% on the written exam to pass. Registration through the Red Cross is now underway. Visit Select First Aid under the Program list, then pick Babysitting from the Category list. Or, call the Red Cross at 905.680.4099, ext. 7251 to register by phone.

Home Alone Saturday, August 13 / Studio 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM / $65 Registration begins June 1.

This St. John Ambulance course has been created for nine and ten year olds whose parents feel they are mature enough to be left alone for short periods. Fifteen students will learn how to identify and respond to an emergency, how to make good snack choices, the value of routines, and more! Hands-on practice, an activity book, and role-playing will help build confidence and teach skills. With practice, parents and kids can feel comfortable having children spend short periods of time home alone. Call the SJA at 905.469.9325 to register or visit Choose Oakville-Milton-Halton when registering online.


For Adults Modesta Tonan

Patio Book Club

Thursday June 2 7 PM / Free / Lounge

Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / Free What better way to enjoy those long summer nights than discussing great books with fellow book lovers? The Patio Book Club will meet on the GPL Patio on the Wednesdays below. In case of rain, the Book Club moves indoors to the Lounge. June 29 / A Walk Across the Sun, by Corban Addison; registration opens Monday, May 30. July 20 / Fifteen Dogs, by Andre Alexis; registration opens Monday, June 20.

Modesta takes readers on a journey of self discovery through beautiful Northern Italy. Modesta was born in the picturesque mountains of Southern Italy and now makes her home with her husband and three children in Niagara’s Wine Country. Tonan is getting ready to publish her next novel, I Love You Still, the sequel to I Belong to You.

August 31 / All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr; registration opens Tuesday, August 2.

Writing Through Grief: Personal Narrative & Poetry Writing Workshop with Jacob Scheier Thursday, June 9 / 5:30 - 8:30 PM / Free / Lounge Writing Through Grief is a three-hour creative writing prose and poetry workshop exploring personal experiences of loss and grief. In the first half of the workshop, participants will look at excerpts from published personal narratives in which authors have articulated their journey of pain and self-discovery. Participants will then do a writing exercise in personal narrative to share with the group. In the second half of the workshop, registrants will examine several poems expressing grief and loss and will focus on the imagery used to effectively evoke thought and stir emotion. Participants will then engage in a poetry writing exercise which they may read to the group. Please register in advance at the Library or call 905.945.5142. A craft activity will be provided at the GPL by Crock A Doodle for children of parents attending this workshop. Please indicate at registration if you are bringing a child and provide the child’s name and age.


Welcome To Your Library Your Grimsby Public Library card is free if you are a resident of the Town of Grimsby, work or attend school in Grimsby, or if you pay residential or business taxes to the Town of Grimsby. All you need to get a card is one piece of identification with your name and current address. When you sign your Library card, you agree to return all items borrowed, pay for any overdue materials and pay replacement and processing costs for lost or damaged items. If you lose your Library card, there is a $2.00 replacement fee.

Hours & Location Grimsby Public Library 18 Carnegie Lane Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1 905.945.5142 Monday to Thursday till June 23 / 9 AM - 9 PM Monday to Thursday / June 27 - August 27 / 9 AM - 8 PM Friday & Saturday / 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday / May 17 - September 6 / CLOSED

Holiday Hours Friday, July 1 / Canada Day / CLOSED Monday, August 1 / Civic Holiday / CLOSED Monday, September 5/ Labour Day / CLOSED The Book Drop is always open! All borrowed materials may be returned 24/7 via the drop slot in the west wall of the Library, off Carnegie Lane. You can visit our website 24/7, too. Access databases & ebooks when you like.

With your card you have access to over 50,000 items. You can borrow books, magazines, DVDs, Audiobooks, Express Reads and Overdrive downloadable eAudiobooks and eBooks. Most materials can be borrowed for 21 days. Most DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days, while Family, Series and Non-fiction DVDs can be borrowed for 7 days. Express Reads and our new Playaway Views are 7-day loans, with no holds or renewals. You must have your Library card to check out and renew items. Unless specified, items can be renewed 5 times as long as the item hasn’t been requested by someone else. Library items can be renewed at the Library, by telephone or from the Library’s website. Items must be returned to the Grimsby Public Library, not a neighbouring library system.


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Reflexology Foot Massage Monday, June 20 6 - 8 PM / Studio / Free If you are stressed, experiencing physical pain, or just need to relax, you won’t want to miss a 15 minute mini Reflexology treatment from Patricia of Avachi Touch Inc. Spaces are limited, so please register in advance at the GPL, or by calling 905-945-5142.

The Library is here to help answer your tech and gadget questions. From social media to 3D printing, we’ve got you covered. Book an appointment on your next visit, by calling 905.945.5142, or fill out a tech help form at:

Archive Your Family History with Free VHS Tape Digitization and Slide & Negative Scanning As technologies such as VCRs, slide projectors and negative film development fade into the past, the Library would like to help transfer your family history to digital media. Our VHS/DVD recorder allows direct dubbing from VHS tapes to DVDR or DVDRW, and our Epson v500 scanner can scan your slides and negatives in high resolution.

Nutrition Movie Night at the GPL Tuesday, August 2 6 - 8 PM / Studio / Free Join Grimsby Medical Associates’ in-house dietitian, Monika Urbanski, for a fascinating and eye-opening exploration of sugar in today’s modern diet. We will begin the evening with a viewing of the 2014 documentary Sugar Coated, followed by insightful conversation. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Book an introduction to these services on your next visit, call 905-945-5142, or fill out a tech help form on the GPL homepage at

Cholesterol Workshop Tuesday, July 12 / 6 - 7 PM / Lounge / Free High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Learn how to understand your cholesterol numbers. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be ready to set goals, generate strategies, and make dietary choices that work best for you. This informative session is presented by Leanne Campbell, Registered Nurse, and Monika Urbanski, Registered Dietician. Leanne and Monika are team members of Grimsby Medical Associates. Please register at the Service Desk or by calling 905-945-5142.


Meet the GPL Board: Gordana Mosher, Board Chair The Grimsby Public Library is governed by a ten-member Town Council-appointed Board operating under the authority of the Ontario Public Libraries Act. Other members include: Joanne Gaulton - Vice-Chair, Cathy Bliss, Pierre Giroux, John Hickson, William (Bill) Lloyd, Don Matheson, Norman Opperman, Alderman Joanne Johnston, Alderman Michelle Seaborn, and Kathryn Drury CEO/Chief Librarian. Living in Grimsby for close to 20 years, I have seen many changes in our community, from new developments and residences to the changing landscape of our Town. With all these changes, what has remained consistent in our community is the Library, making me proud to be part of it as a board member. I love coming to the Library to work on projects; there are some great quiet spaces for me to escape to and focus on the task. I am eager to try some of the new technology available that GPL has to offer too! The resources available are endless and the staff is always friendly and welcoming. My time as a volunteer at GPL has been fantastic. I’ve met some incredible people and developed wonderful relationships. Grimsby is the hidden gem that is perfectly nestled in the Niagara Region. The Grimsby Public Library remains a valuable resource that is a core service in our community; for me, the GPL is evolving with our community.

Grimsby Grows Seed Library: Pick Up Some Seeds & Start Growing! The Grimsby Grows Seed Library is a free community seed project that is committed to helping people grow delicious, fresh food! We’d like to help you grow your own vegetables and try some new varieties. Borrow from our collection of seeds and help us sustain this project by returning or donating your own seeds. Saving seeds from heirloom vegetables is an economical and satisfying method to ensure you're able to keep enjoying the fresh vegetables you love. Pick up a seed saving envelope at the library and donate, knowing that your seeds will be put to good use in the community. For more information, please call 905.945.5142 or ask Library staff. Over the summer, we’ll be growing different vegetables, including 10 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, in our patio garden to add to the seed library next year. Besides watching our vegetables grow, the patio is also a great space to enjoy the warm weather, read a book, or meet with friends. Enjoy the season!

Celebrate Seniors’ Month at the GPL Thursday, June 16 2 - 3 PM / Patio / Free This June marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ month in Ontario. Recognizing the important role that seniors play in their communities, the theme for 2016 is Seniors Making a Difference. Join us on the Patio from 2 – 3 PM on Thursday June 16th for treats, refreshments and discussion. We need your input to design programs, collections and services to help seniors continue to make a difference in Grimsby. There’s no registration required …just drop in!


Author Series 2016-17 Season News Anticipation is building around the release of tickets for the 2016 -17 season. Ticket sales will open on Thursday, August 11 at 9 am, with tickets ready for pick up when purchased. There’s no need to return later to pick up your tickets. Buyers will be able to choose all 6 evenings at $120, or select a Fall or Winter mini-series of 3 evenings for $60. Single evening purchases will be possible only if tickets remain available as a reading approaches. Not able to make it to the Library on August 11th? No worries. A total of 50 full series tickets are available for early bird purchase via a mail-in request. Requests must be postmarked no earlier than Monday, July 18 and received by mail prior to 5 PM on Friday, July 29. In person drop-offs will not be accepted. Please include the number of packages you wish to purchase along with cheque payment of $120 per package requested. Cheques should be made payable to the Grimsby Public Library. Postdated cheques will not be accepted. Tickets will be allotted by random draw. Library staff will contact all those who submitted a request regarding the outcome of the draw prior to the regular sale date of August 11 and cheques will be returned to those whose requests were unsuccessful. Please include a phone number where you can be reached during regular business hours. Requests should be mailed to: Grimsby Public Library Attention: Author Series Tickets 18 Carnegie Lane Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1

Series Sneak Peek The Grimsby Author Series hosts outstanding authors and this year is no exception. Attendees will enjoy hearing some of Canada’s most celebrated writers. The following dates and authors are still subject to change but here’s a sneak peek at the 2016 -17 lineup so far:

Fall Monday, September 26, 2016 - Emma Donoghue and Steven Price Monday, October 24, 2016 - Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Kevin Patterson Monday, November 14, 2016 - Craig Davidson and Ami McKay

Winter Monday, January 9, 2017 - Cordelia Strube and William Thomas Monday, February 13, 2017 - Amy Stuart and Andrew Westoll Monday, March 20, 2017 - Lynne Kutsukake and TBD 12

GPL Newsletter - Summer 2016  

View all library events and programs for the 2016 summer season.

GPL Newsletter - Summer 2016  

View all library events and programs for the 2016 summer season.