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Library celebrates end of season with summer party for all


The Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library said goodbye to summer with its fifth annual end-of-summer party.

The celebration, which also marked the end of the read-for-beads program, was held at the community garden behind the library on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Almost 100 children signed up for the summer reading program, said Kasia Dupuis, the children’s library services associate.

“So this is kind of a thank-you and ‘awesome job, everybody’ (party), crafting your beads and making some activities,” Dupuis said.

Power Off and Play activities were set up for children. There was also pizza and a cupcake-decorating table because, “You can’t have a party without a cake,” Dupuis said.

Heather Grealy, who came to the party with four children, said it was great to be outdoors as the kids could enjoy doing different activities.

Her daughter Ellie said she enjoyed reading during the summer, while her son Braden said he liked the unicorn party and the space party.

The summer reading program launched on June 22 and runs until the end of August.

Children who participated in the program received a necklace and a passport with questions and summer tasks inside. For every book read and for completing the tasks, they received different beads.

Then at the party, children had a chance to decorate their necklaces with personalized tags and beads.

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