Power Off and Play! at the Grimsby Public Library this summer. We're partnering with Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Niagara to bring you oodles of programming that encourages kids to turn off their screens and get active through a variety of physical and creative activities.
From our energetic launch concert with Sonshine and Broccoli on July 5, to our Summer Reading Clubs where kids can win Grimsby Public Art Gallery art coupons and Town of Grimsby swim/skate passes, to Yoga Story Times with Yoga Truly, and so very much more, be sure to check out all the awesome stuff we have on offer. Get out and get active at the Library this summer!
Sonshine & Broccoli Concert:
Thursday, July 5
Drop-in / 10:30 am / ages 2 – 10 / Free
The Grimsby Public Library is officially launching Power Off and Play! with a drop-in concert. Best friends and musical partners Sonshine and Broccoli will share their enthusiasm and energetic pop-rock songs to get families singing and dancing along.
Story Walks at the Library
Energetic kids can enjoy a story and move around at the same time. The Library will be installing 3 different StoryWalk titles from May to October. See them pop-up intermittently at the Library, the Farmer’s Market, or the park throughout the dates below.
*Please note that Story Walks will not be set up continuously at the Library. Please check social media using the #GPLStoryWalks hashtag when and where to find them!
If You Plant a Seed
May 22-June 9
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
June 12-July 5
July 31-August 24
September 18-October 12
Brought to you in partnership with Niagara Falls Public Library. Visit my.nflibrary.ca/StoryWalks for more information about StoryWalks!
Yoga for Kids with Yoga Truly:
Thursdays / July 12; July 19; August 2; August 9
Drop-in / 2 pm / Free
Kids 3+ can s-t-r-e-t-c-h it out with Yoga Truly at the Library at these Thursday afternoon sessions. Each visit starts with a yoga inspired story.
Play Project Parkour:
Friday, June 8 / 2 – 4 pm / Free
Jump, climb or stretch through a kids’ parkour course at the Phelps Homes Building Literacy Fair. Play Project Parkour is provided by Power Off and Play!
Giant Board Games:
Mondays and Fridays / July and August / 2 – 4 pm / Drop in / Free
Kids can try out the Library’s new Giant Board Games: Snakes & Ladders and Get Knotted. They’re so big that kids become the playing pieces!
Available during open hours at the Library
They may look like ordinary interlocking blocks, but they’re huge! Kids can get creative with these large scale building blocks.
Parachute & Puppet Backpacks:
4 sets available to borrow as of June 1, 2018.
Each backpack contains a 6’ parachute, 4 puppets, and 2 picture books on a common theme. Borrow Community Helpers, The Farm, Fairy Tales or Zoo Animals for a three week loan and play, play, play!
Power Off and Play! Summer Reading Club prizes:
TD SRC kids and the Wild About Reading kids, sponsored by the evening Rotary Club of Grimsby, will have a chance to win a skate/swim pass for two through Power Off and Play!
TD SRC kids will also have a chance to win a $20 coupon for a children’s art class at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, thanks to Power Off and Play!