The Place to be this Summer: Your Local Library!

The Place to be this Summer: Your Local Library!
By Angela Reynolds

The Valley will be bustling with activity this summer and as usual, Valley libraries will be bustling too.

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library once again will be featuring a performer tour. We will be hosting Mi’kmaw dancer Trevor Gould, and Rhys Bevan-John will bring us his one-man theatre show using mime, puppets, masks, and “good ole tom-foolery.” Symphony Nova Scotia will offer a family version of their Munchkins program, featuring two musicians. Well-known storyteller Shauntay Grant will be sharing stories for the whole family, and author- illustrator Emma FitzGerald will be holding two drawing workshops for kids aged 10 to 16.

If that’s not enough, there will be loads of tech labs featuring Ozobots, Snap Circuits, Cubelets, and more! You can get into Mad Science, attend 3D printer demonstrations, art workshops, storytimes, and the always-popular Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo will be back. Keeping with the critters theme, AVRL is again partnering with Oaklawn Farm Zoo to offer two Zoo Days, when kids up to age 18 can get in free when they show their library card. Plus, the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is on until August 18. You could win passes to Upper Clements Parks, t-shirts, and much more.

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Community Sport & Recreation Division, you can also borrow bicyces in Berwick or Wolfville. Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are due back the same day, no later than 30 minutes before the library closes.

All of this, and so much more, make your library a go-to destination for summer events. Check our website,, for a complete rundown of events. And, the best part is it’s all FREE!!