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Read On

What is the Read On program?

Read On is a tutoring program that helps children improve their reading, math and French skills. Each child is paired with a Read On Literacy Tutor and receives 45 minutes of tutoring daily over the course of a two-week session.

We run multiple sessions throughout the summer. Our tutors are university students who have a special interest in literacy. This program is offered at both the Main Library and St. Paul Avenue Branch.

Is my child eligible?

Children entering grades 2 to 6 in September 2017 are eligible for this program.

All tutors have had considerable experience in working directly with children and receive intensive training before the program begins. However, this program is not designed, nor are the tutors qualified to teach children who have been classified with special needs.

How do I register my child?

Registration is full for Summer 2017. Registration for Summer 2018 will open in early June.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us at 519-756-2220.

Book Buddies

*Registration Required

Struggling readers, Grades 2-6, will be paired with a university student volunteer from the Laurier Students for Literacy Club. A regular meeting time each week will be assigned for this one-on-one session. Please email LSFLclub@gmail.com for more information.

Application forms will be available August 28.

Program runs from September 25 to November 30.

Note: There will be no program October 9 to 13 for University Reading Week.

Homework Help Centre Drop-In (Grades 3 to 8)

Elementary school students, Grades 3-8, can drop-in for homework help with a university student volunteer from the Laurier Students for Literacy Club. For more information, please email: LSFLclub@gmail.com

Program runs from September 25 to November 30.

Monday to Thursday / 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. / Main Branch

Note: The Homework Help Centre will be closed from Octoboer 9 to 13 for University Reading Week.
 

Rendez-Vous For Learning (Grades 1 to 3)

*Registration Required. 

Improve your child’s French reading skills, for Grades 1 to 3, by pairing them with a French Immersion High School student. In partnership with the Canadian Parents for French - Brantford Chapter.
E-mail cpfbrantford@gmail.com for more info or to register your child.

Sundays / October 22 & 29, November 5, 12, 19 & 26, December 3 & 10 / 1:30 p.m.

Homeschoolers

Book small/large group class visits to the Library, book the Digital Lab, drop-in to use the 3D printer, borrow library materials including Curriculum Kits, book a Study Room or drop-in to find a study nook in the Library!

Class Visits and Outreach

 

Class Visits at the Library

Bring your class to the library for an engaging, interactive workshop! All bookings require a minimum of 15 students. To schedule a FREE workshop, use the ‘Book this Workshop’ online form. Visits range from a ½ hour to a ½ day, with some options for customization.

Maker Lab
Innovation is born of curiosity. Your students will have fun experimenting with robots, simple circuits, 3D printing, light cubes, LEGO, creative iPad apps, and more! To book this program, please contact Sheila at swiggins@brantford.library.on.ca.

Library Explorers
Discover the world of possibilities at your local library! Students will take part in a guided tour of the library, an overview of our resources, an introduction to the Digital Media Lab, and an optional iPad Library Scavenger Hunt. To book this program, please contact Sheila at swiggins@brantford.library.on.ca.

Storytime
Make time for stories! Enjoy stories and activities.To book this program, please contact Sheila at swiggins@brantford.library.on.ca.

Class Visits at Your School

Let us come to you with a pop-up workshop designed to be interactive and inspiring! All bookings require a minimum of 15 students. To schedule a FREE workshop, use the Book this Workshop online form. Visits range from a ½ hour to a ½ day, with some options for customization.

Pop-Up Makerspace
Any space is a Makerspace. We’ll bring a selection of our robots, simple circuits, and other learning resources to showcase all of the library’s amazing resources! To book this program, please contact Valeria at vbaxandale@brantford.library.on.ca.

Research Skills Challenge
The world is at your fingertips! We want to help your students build strong research skills so that they know how to search the web, access the library’s academic resources, and evaluate the information and its source. To book this program, please contact Valeria at vbaxandale@brantford.library.on.ca.

Storytime
Make time for stories in your classroom! Ideal for JK – Grade 2 classrooms, your students will enjoy stories, songs, and an activity. To book this program, please contact Valeria at vbaxandale@brantford.library.on.ca.

Outreach

We love being part of the community! From literacy nights to community festivals, we want to personally welcome everyone to the library and let them know about our wonderful programs, services, and collections. Please let us know if you want us to visit your event or organization. To book this program, please contact Valeria at vbaxandale@brantford.library.on.ca.

Curriculum Kits

1. What is a Curriculum Kit?

A curriculum kit is to be used in a classroom. Kits contain a combination of 10-15 items including: books, DVD’s. Playaway views, CD’s, and flashcards to supplement elementary school lessons. Items are chosen by referencing the Ontario Curriculum for the specific grade level. 
Materials in kits are intended for in-class use only and should not be sent home with students.

2. Who can borrow Curriculum Kits?

Kits can be borrowed by anyone with an up to date Brantford Public Library card. For organizations within Brantford who wish to use the Kits, an Institution Card may be issued on behalf of the organization.

3. What subjects are available as a Curriculum Kit?

See the complete list of Curriculum Kits.

4. How can I reserve Curriculum Kits in advance?

Consult the Availability Calendars first to see when your chosen titles are available:
January - August 2017 Availability Calendar

When you have chosen your titles and the available dates, To book a kit, please contact Valeria by e-mailing vbaxandale@brantford.library.on.ca to reserve your selection.

5. Where can I pick up/return Curriculum Kits?

Curriculum Kits will be held behind the check-out desks at the Main Library and St. Paul Avenue Branch. Please specify desired pick-up location when you reserve the Kit. Be advised we require two days notice to prepare bookings. Curriculum kits are to be returned to the circulation desks at either the Main library or the St. Paul branch. Kits MUST NOT be put into the Book Drops.

Kits are returned to the check-out desks at either the Main Library or St. Paul Avenue Branch.
Kits must not be put into the Book Drops.

6. How long may I keep a Curriculum Kit?

The loan period for a Curriculum Kit is 6 weeks. The return date will be set when you reserve your Kit and it must be returned by that date regardless of when you pick it up. 

Kits cannot be renewed in order to ensure that the set is available for use by other organizations.

7. What is the late charge for books in a Curriculum Kit?

The late charge is 5 cents per day per item.

8. What is the charge if one of the items is missing?

The cost varies depending on the item that has gone missing. You will be charged the purchase cost of the specific item.