Bob Prittie Metrotown Events

Thursdays, June 26 – July 24
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, June 26 to July 24
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, for babies and the adults who love them!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Monday, June 30 to Wednesday, August 27
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Teen Summer Reading ClubThe Teen Summer Reading Club is back! Starting June 30, visit any BPL branch to register and submit weekly reading cards for great prizes, including the grand prize: an iPod Touch!  This program is for teens entering grades 8 to 12.

This year we're trying something new: teens have a chance to win additional prizes by also signing up online at www.teenrc.ca. Connect with other B.C. teens by writing reviews, participate in contests, chat with authors, and more!  Participation in this online component is optional.

This summer's theme is A Road Trip Through Time, so be sure to check out the time travel booklists in your local library and online! We also have oodles of summer programs, check out Teen Events & Programs for listings.

Visit the Teen Summer Reading Club program page for more details!

Questions? Contact Teen Services Librarians Kelsey (604-297-4803) or Rachel (604-297-4809), or email us.

Tuesdays, July 8 to August 5
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading — perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Tuesdays, July 8 to August 5
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading — perfect for active young children! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Tuesdays, July 8 to August 26
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LEGO at the Library

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. No registration required.

Mondays, July 14 to August 25 (6 sessions - no session August 4)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the library.  Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. There will be no session on August 4. This is a free, drop-in program with no registration required.

Thursdays, July 10 to July 31
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

July 17: The Muppet Movie

July 24: Enchanted

July 31: Despicable Me

Bring the whole family to watch fun movies in our Program Room. Caregivers must attend with children under 10. No registration required, but space is limited.

Fridays, July 18 to August 16
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Do you like to read?
Do you like helping kids?

Contribute to your community!
Sign up to be a Reading Buddy at the Metrotown Branch Library.

Reading Buddies is a leadership program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading.

Interested teens must have strong English-language skills,
lots of patience and enthusiasm,
and a desire to play an active role in the community

Interested teens must be available:

Fridays, July 18 to August 15
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Avenue

This program is open to Burnaby residents entering grade 10, 11 or 12 in September 2014.

Click here for an application form.

Reading Buddies will also take place at the McGill Branch. Click here if you are interested in participating in the McGill Reading Buddies Program.

Fridays, July 18 - August 15
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

 

What is Reading Buddies?

Reading Buddies is a reading program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Younger children will gain practice reading with a caring teen mentor. Teens will develop leadership experience and community involvement.

How do I sign up?

Sign up in person at Metrotown Library or by phone at 604-436-5420 starting May 30th.

Questions? Please contact the Children's Library at the Metrotown Branch Library at 604-436-5420 for more information, or email Jon Scop at jon.scop@bpl.bc.ca.

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