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Emerald Plaza Gets Ready for Summer Reading Club


Staff at Emerald Plaza are eagerly getting ready for the TD Summer Reading Club.  We are visiting local schools to promote this national initiative that encourages kids to read all summer.  The free kits are ready to go for the June 16 2018 launch and we just finished the LEGO I Spy display.

There are tons of things to do at Emerald Plaza this summer.

1. Register for the TD Summer Reading Club then visit the library to share your reading.  Fill out a leaf to add to our Summer Reading Tree.  Last year the kids at Emerald Plaza read over 10,000 books and we are looking to beat that record in 2018.

2. Participate in our LEGO I Spy display.  Each week there will be a new challenge to find a specific visitor in the display.  Entries will be added to a weekly prize draw.

3. Join library staff for summer programming.  There are free programs for all ages.  Some of them require registration though so please see the library website for more details.

Want a sneak peak at the LEGO display?  Check out the pictures below.

LEGO Agents

LEGO Agents Display 

LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Star Wars display

LEGO Harry Potter

LEGO Harry Potter display 

LEGO Lord of the Rings

 LEGO Lord of the Rings display