Online Programs for Summer 2020
We hope that all of our patrons are doing well and keeping safe! The Library is now open for Stage 3 Services and we hope to see you soon, but to keep everyone safe we have decided to continue with our successful online programs until the Fall. Here is the line-up for the rest of the summer:
Tea & Books Live Stream
You asked and we answered! We will be hosting Tea & Books on Facebook Live every month. Come discover a new author or find out more about the titles creating a buzz as we discuss our latest fiction and non-fiction picks. Note: You are responsible for your own tea. Tune in on August 6th at 2pm at:

If you can't make it, you can catch up with the recorded version later on our Facebook Page or our YouTube Channel.
TD Summer Reading

Although we can't offer in-person programming this summer, we have revamped our Summer Reading program to offer innovative ways to encourage kids to read all summer long!

Read & Bead: Our popular reading incentive is back, and this year we’re providing parents and caregivers with a Read & Bead Track Pack so you can encourage kids to keep reading all summer by rewarding a bead for every 15 minutes of reading. The Track Pack contains: a ‘brag tag’, necklace or keychain, and a supply of beads.

Beanstack: We are now using this online platform for kids to record their reading time, leave book reviews for other readers, and earn virtual badges for time spent reading. Beanstack can be accessed at or just download the Beanstack app and select Scugog Memorial Public Library from the list of available libraries!

Live Stream Summer Reading Club Programs: Beth, our Summer Reading Club Coordinator for the past two years is back this summer and is delivering the same great programming that kids loved, but she has taken it online this year! Join her on the library’s Facebook Live page every weekday at 10 am and 2 pm for stories, crafts & fun.
If you miss any, don't worry, you can catch up with the recorded version on our Facebook Page or check out our Virtual Summer Reading Club Playlist on YouTube to watch them over and over again!
Online LEGO Engineering Contest
The Scugog Public Library’s 9th Annual Lego Engineering Contest will be held entirely on-line this year.

There are two age categories this year: KIDS (for contestants aged 9 and under) and YOUTH (for contestants aged 10 and up).
  1. Build your LEGO sculpture(s). You can enter up to two (2) sculptures. You can use any type of building bricks that are made by LEGO or other compatible blocks, like Mega Blocks, Mega Construx, or Kre-O. You can use hinges, movable parts, bendable parts, light-up blocks, motorized blocks, Du-plo, Minifigs, etc. Your creation should be original. Please do not enter a sculpture that follows building instructions of an already existing LEGO kit.
  2. Send us an email at Your email should include:
  • One really clear photo of your LEGO sculpture (JPEG if possible)
  • The name of your LEGO creation
  • Your Name & Age
  • Your Library Card Number
  • Include a description of your creation. Is there a story behind it? What is it? What does it do?
  • (OPTIONAL) A clear photo of the proud artist with their work.

Your email entry must be sent to us before 12:00 pm on Friday, August 14th, 2020.

Watch for your sculpture to be displayed on the library’s Facebook Page and Instagram feed starting August 14th, 2020. Like and Share with your family and friends.
Scientists in School Virtual Workshops

Join a presenter from Scientists in School for these fun & interactive Virtual Workshops.
Pre-register and then drop by the library to pick up your materials kit ( available after August 4th). Suitable for ages 4-12 & limited to 15 participants. The presenter will deliver the workshop online using Zoom. Call the Information Desk at 905-985-7686 x101 to register.

Mix It Up! Learning chemistry is fun when it’s all about food. Investigate solu-bility, explore dilutions and have fun making a suspension you can mold. Wel-come to the wonderful world of food science. August 11th at 11 am

Sticky Science! Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty! August 18th at 11 am
Join Miss Julie Anne from home on Facebook Live for a gentle Babytime for babies and their caregivers. Tune in every Thursday at 11:00 am at:

If you miss it, don't worry, you can catch up with the recorded version on our Facebook Page or check out our Babytime Playlist on YouTube to watch them over and over again!
Storytime for 2 to 5
Join Miss Julie Anne from home for a fun Storytime for children ages 2 thru 5 and their friends! Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30 am at:

If you miss it, don't worry, you can catch up with the recorded version on our Facebook Page or check out our Storytime Playlist on YouTube to watch them over and over again!
We're here for you. If you have any questions for us, feel free to send an email to or call the library at 905-985-7686 during operating hours.

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