Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunday June 16th, 2013 June

June can be a perfectly beautiful month with warmer days and longer evenings. The sixth month of the year not only has the first full day of summer but also more daylight hours than any other month. Many noteworthy events have occurred in the month of June, one of which was the D-Day landings by Allied forces in Normandy on June 6, 1944. There are also events that recur each year including Trooping the Colour (a Military celebration of the Monarch's Official Birthday) held in London on the second Saturday of every June. June is also bike month in many cities across Canada, and June twenty-first is an annual holiday called Skateboarding Day, celebrated by millions of skaters around the world.

Exciting things happen in June at the Thunder Bay Public Library as well. June 19 is Registration Day for the TD Summer Reading Club. It is a free and inclusive program that strives to engage children in the fun of reading over the summer months. Children who register for this program at the library receive free interactive print materials and stickers just for reading any books of their choice over the holidays.

Then there is the Big Boreal Adventure. You can register for this city-wide, nature-based quest at any branch of the Library where you may pick up a map and guidebook to get started. The booklet lists thirty different sites where you can enjoy the world of nature and have fun outside with friends and family. You may also sign out a nature kit to add to the experience.

Perhaps you would like to explore a little farther afield. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL PARKS OF CANADA with a Foreword by Alan Latourelle showcases some of Canada’s beautiful National Parks from BC’s Pacific Rim to Newfoundland's Gros Morne to the Arctic landscape of Aulavik National Park in the Northwest Territories, complete with stunning photographs and one-of-a-kind maps.

100 COUNTRIES, 5000 IDEAS: WHERE TO GO – WHEN TO GO – WHAT TO SEE – WHAT TO DO, prepared by the Book Division, National Geographic Society. In a large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner, this travel companion showcases one hundred of the world's fascinating countries and is packed with colorful images and original, detailed maps. Whether you are interested in a three week vacation, a long weekend or something in between, it will help you plan the perfect summer trip.

As you seek new adventures this summer, remember the Library is only a click away. Learn about other programs and events being held at the Thunder Bay Public Library this June, and all year, on our web site Our online databases are available 24/7. Just log on to My Giant Search with your library card number and PIN and you will find information for all ages to peruse at your leisure.

Wherever your inclinations check out any of these fine TBPL resources and may June be the beginning of a beautiful summer.

Caron E Naysmith

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