Library Book Club Blog
Canada One eRead 2021
Join One eRead Canada, the first national, bilingual (English and French) digital eBook club featuring the celebrated novel Vi by Kim Thuy. This January, more than 600 public libraries, including the SSRPL will be taking part in this simultaneous reading party.
From January 1st to 31st 2021, the SSRPL will offer free, unlimited access to Vi by Kim Thuy in eBook and eAudiobook formats. The book will be available in English and French- without holds or waitlists- on Overdrive, available through the Online Catalogue tab on our website; masseylibrary.ca.
The author will participate in a live Q&A on Facebook on January 19th in English, and January 20th in French at 7pm. In the meantime, you can start connecting with readers across the country right away by joining the One eRead Canada Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/587015915117183/) , by using the hashtag #1eReadCanada.
TD SUMMER READRING CLUB 2020!
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s largest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, and all abilities. The Club proudly celebrates Canadians authors, while we inspires kids to explore the exciting fun of reading.
Kids will be able to come and register and participate in fun reading activities online through the TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC) website which will launch on June 15th, 2020.
Coronavirus: A Book for Children is a free downloadable picture book that helps answer the questions kids ages 4-10 are asking during this difficult time. In an NHS-endorsed project, Jenner, Wilson, and Roberts start with what we know right now about this virus, why it matters, how it is spread, what children can do, and how they can help. This book touches everything from being kind to siblings also stuck at home, understanding that parents may not be available if they are working from home, that isolation is necessary, and that it may come with sadness and worry. Then the authors offer advice for what a child can do with this fear.
Zoos and Aquariums
The Georgia zoo keeps a “Panda Cam” livestream on its website.
Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium’s live cam.
There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo’s live cam, but we highly recommend watching the playful elephants.
San Diego Zoo:
With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.