Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

14/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

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Activities with the letter V

02/09/2020

Activities with the Letter V 

Hi, everyone! Here are some fun low-tech activities for your family to try together at home. Perhaps you can include this list of activities in your morning routine, or in your afternoon routine following nap time. Please note that we are compiling family literacy ideas for each letter of the alphabet -meaning that you'll have 26 days worth of songs, yoga postures, tongue twisters and more to have fun with! Enjoy :)

 

Vest Fun! 

Dress up – Fashion a vest with paper – cut a hole in the centre of a rectangle of paper syou can poke your head through. The rectangle would ideally be long enough to cover your back and chest and as wide as your shoulders. And voilà! 

Before you wear your vest, you could make designs on the paper with vegetable stamps. 

Save some clean bits from the veggies for your snack! 

 

V Guessing Game        

Play a word guessing game. All the words you guess should begin with the letter “V.” 

  1. I like ice cream. My favorite flavor is ________. 
  2. When we moved, our furniture went in a moving ________. 
  3. Pumpkins grow on a _________. 
  4. Peas, carrots and corn are __________. 
  5. When mother cleans the carpet, she uses a _________. 

Can you make more questions that have “V” answers? 

Answers a. vanilla ; b. van ; c. vine ; d. vegetables ; e. vacuum cleaner 

 

Value your Vision by protecting your eyes with a Visor  

This website shows you how to make a paper or cardboard visor. 

 

"I Love To Make The Letter V" Song 

Sing along with us, to the tune of “Pop! Goes the Weasel”. 

Form V with 2 fingers and wave your V as you sing 

I love to make the letter V 

For everyone to see. 

V is for vinegar, V is for van, 

And V is for victory! 

 

Vinegar Volcanoes 

This website shows you how to make an easy science experiment with vinegar and baking soda, called “vinegar volcanoes”. Have fun! 

 

Valentines! 

Every day is a good day to say “I love you”! Make and deliver valentines to everyone in your circle.  

Do you have velcroPerhap you could make a heart sandwich – two hearts joined by velcro. Give one half to someone you love, keep half with you. When you are together, you can join your hearts. 

 

Tongue Twister 

Vincent vrooms in his vivid violet vehicle. 

“Victor’s friend Vladimir rinsed his vests in vinegar.” 

Vivacious Vivian loved to voice vigorous verses vociferously. 

 

Blog post contributed by Sarah from the Main Branch, Kristina from the Alta Vista Branch and Sherri from the Rosemount Branch. 

 

Interested in the other blog posts in this series? Click here to see activities for the rest of the alphabet!