Solstice Celebrations

The summer solstice occurs on Monday, June 20th.

Follow the links below to learn about two Canadian celebrations connected to the summer solstice.

National Aboriginal Day, June 21st: 

“Catch the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day on June 21! Come celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.”

La Fête Nationale Du Québec, June 24th:






Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day.  Here are some great ideas to show Dads how much we appreciate them. There is also a song about families and some inquiry activities around the question “What makes a family?”.

Book Trailer: Gator Dad by Brian Lies (released in May, 2016)

Gator Dad Activity kit

Activities: (From a post on  Wonderopolis)

“How will you celebrate Father’s Day? Here are some fun activities you can explore with a friend or family member:

  • Does your dad like to golf? Challenge him to a fun game that’s just a little different than what he might be used to. Play Frisbee Golf! (There is a course at Centennial Park in Mission!)
  • Think about all the fun times you’ve had with your dad over the years. Make your own homemade Father’s Day card to show him how much he means to you. Include special memories of the most special times you’ve spent together. Have fun reminiscing about the good ol’ days!
  • Treat dear old Dad to a special day of relaxation in the backyard. Get him a comfy chair, offer to do a few chores, fix him a nice lunch, grab him a refreshing drink, and then after he’s had a nice nap, play some fun backyard games together! Enjoy the day celebrating the special father figures in your life!”

What Makes a Family?  Watch and listen to the song and try the activities from Wonderopolis below.

Read/listen to another Wonder-of-the-day:  “What Makes a Family?”  Try some of  the family activities (and look at a very cute photo of a meerkat family).

Summer Reading Club

It’s that time of year again!  This year, the theme for the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) Reading Club is “Book a Trip”.

Mission Public Library:  Summer Reading Club Kick-Off

Saturday, June 25, 2016 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

“Book a Trip and travel with your imagination as you read throughout the summer! Join us for games, refreshments, and fun. It’s a one-stop shop to sign up for all of our Summer Reading Clubs, including preschoolers, kids, teens and adults.”

Here is some information from the FVRL Summer Reading website:

Grab your compass and get ready to travel the world! Book a trip to the library and join the Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! Visit your favourite FVRL location to join. Sign-up starts mid-June and continues throughout the summer.

Read To Me (0 to Preschool)

Little ones get stickers, prizes and a medal. Keep track of the reading you do with your child.

Kids (grades K to 6)

Join the SRC and get an awesome reading record designed by BC illustrator Lee Edward Fodi. Win prizes, see great shows, and earn a medal. Just read every day!

Teens (grades 7 to 12)

Pick up a reading record. Read. Enter to win prizes. Repeat. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Teens @ FVRL on FVRL’s Facebook page. You will find book reviews, trailers, quizzes, and more.

Adults (everyone else)

Reading isn’t just for kids! Read and enter draws for every seven days of reading. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

Travel A to Z this summer. Join the summer reading club and discover amazing places far and near. Sign up starts in June and continues throughout the summer.