Penhold & District Public Library has won the 2021 TD Summer Reading Club Award.

The jury was unanimous that Penhold went above and beyond to assure their patrons could continue to develop their literacy skills during the summer months even with all the COVID restrictions. Their mobile Summer Reading program once a week had a coordinator go to the front lawns of families to bring a library program directly to them. This included story time and games related to the TD Summer Reading Club Theme “Game On”.

In addition, each child was given a mystery craft. Penhold Library also provided a one-on-one reading program for children twice a week aged 6 -11 which included helping them pick out age-appropriate books of interest.

“We are very proud of our Penhold & District Library team and their ability to find creative ways to continue providing a service when the facility was shut down during COVID. Their commitment to providing its Summer Reading Program saw them create a mobile reading program to fill its goal of connecting with the community, encouraging literacy, and promoting lifelong learning that is fun for the whole family,” said Mayor Mike Yargeau.

“This team of young ladies, with the support of the Library Manager created lesson plans that focused on a different theme every week and included story time, activity, and crafts. 33 of our families signed up for this creative program, and if the smiles could write a story, there would be no space in our library,” added Yargeau.

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