Exchange program with Seba Beach, AB library planned

Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

Summer is here, and the library’s children and youth services co-ordinator Mallory has been busy putting together an exciting summer schedule to keep children and their families reading and entertained.

The TD Summer Reading club returns , and you’re invited to join! Register at any branch of the library. Experience the magic of a good book, check out online activities and trivia, and tell your local librarian what you’ve been reading for a chance to win prizes throughout the summer. All reading counts – books, comics, magazines, audiobooks, and beyond.

We are excited to have a sister library in Seba Beach, Alberta this year. We’ll be exchanging postcards with them to share a little about life in Prince Edward County and will learn a little about Alberta from them. The complete schedule for programs with all the details including times, specific ages, and how to register is on the library website at and available in print at any branch of the library.

There will be three week-long, half day camps.

First is a STEAM camp exploring science and technology at the Wellington Branch Library from July 12-15.

Camping 101 returns to the Ameliasburgh Branch Library from July 19-23.

Learn to play ukulele with the mythical musicians camp from August 9-12 at the Milford Branch Library.

We’re taking storytime on the Millennium Trail! The entire family is invited to bike along with Mallory and stop for stories along the way. There are several rides planned, starting in Consecon, Bloomfield, Wellington and Fawcetteville – if you have not yet explored the trail and need directions, please contact Mallory.

Coding develops problem solving and thinking skills, and it can also be a lot of fun! Code Club is a one-day coding session – experiment with block coding platform Scratch.

Build a virtual habitat for a Canadian animal on Friday August 5 at the Picton Branch Library, and discover the book “Nibi’s Water Song” on Tuesday August 23 at the Wellington Branch. You can also join these sessions online if you prefer.

You’ll also be able to find the pop-up library at the Mustang Drive in’s Trunk Show on Sundays: July 10, 24, August 7, and 24!

Note that due to construction at the Picton Library, washrooms and the elevator remain. unavailable. If there is a program at the Picton Branch and accessibility issues would prohibit you from attending, please get in touch with Mallory.

There are more programs coming this summer than we can fit in this column, so do check out the library website at, or drop into the library and pick up the print schedule.

-Liz Zylstra