Once Upon a Time in Mississauga… experience the magic of books and stories!

“Book me In!” Spend your Summer Reading, Playing and Learning at the Library

Mississauga Library is the place to be this summer, with hundreds of free in-person programs, activities and live performances happening all season long. Whether you want to settle into a comfy chair with a newspaper, pick out books and movies as a family, tinker in the library makerspaces, or meet new people, you’re invited to rediscover your love for the library.

“Mississauga Library is a hub for community-building, learning and opportunity. They are inclusive and inviting places where you can spend time connecting with others or diving deeper into your own hobbies and interests,” said Rona O’Banion, Director, Mississauga Library. “Every week, you and your family can head to a local library for storytimes, LEGO clubs, robotics clubs, book clubs, conversation circles, family board games, game tournaments and more. Residents can also plan ahead for some of the library’s special programs, which include magic shows, bike safety and repair workshops, puppet shows, drumming workshops and reptile and animal shows.”

In addition, the library continues to offer a variety of free virtual events and programs. Whether it’s from your local park or your own living room, you can join in and enjoy virtual storytimes, online book clubs, newcomer programs and English conversation circles.

O’Banion added, “During the pandemic, the library was able to increase our offerings of virtual programs and activities. This summer, during July and August, we’re offering more than 30 free virtual programs that residents of all ages can enjoy. Providing in-person as well as virtual options allows residents to connect with the library and with others in the way that is most comfortable and enjoyable to them.”

Summer at the Library
Choose from over 650 programs available this summer, including the TD Summer Reading Club for kids and the Summer Library Challenge for teens and adults.

TD Summer Reading Club
The TD Summer Reading Club is the largest bilingual summer reading program for kids. The club helps kids build their confidence and discover the joy of reading while introducing them to Canadian authors and illustrators. All summer long, visit your local library location for stories, songs, crafts, games and activities in celebration of the TD Summer Reading Club theme, Once Upon a Time. Kids who visit the library at least three times throughout the summer to share their progress will be entered into the grand prize draw. Prizes include a Mini Adventure set (ages three to five), a scooter (ages six to eight) and an Instax Camera (ages nine to 12).

Summer Library Challenge
Looking to turn up the heat on your summer reading? Enter the Summer Library Challenge! Complete three of the activities below by August 31, 2022 for a chance to win one of 10 $100 Indigo gift cards:

All of Mississauga’s library locations are open and offering in-person programs and activities, with the exception of the Hazel McCallion Central Library and Port Credit Library which remain closed. Pop up libraries at the Living Arts Centre and the Port Credit Memorial Arena continue to be open.

For a full list of summer programs, visit mississaugalibrary.ca/summer

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