Events & Programs

TD Summer Reading Club
Activity Days

Join us this summer for our TD Summer Reading Club Activity Days!

Where:
The Red Rock Public Library
When:
Wednesdays from 3-4 pm

Wednesday July 10 – Wednesday August 14

Join us for fun social activities and some cool treats!  All are welcome! 
Children aged 4 and under must attend with a caregiver.

And be sure to bring your TD Summer Reading Club notebook
to track your reading progress, get stickers, and win prizes!


K-12 Virtual Author Presentations

This July we are featuring FOUR amazing K-12 authors in our Virtual Author Presentation series!  While these books are written for a K-12 audience, these talks are for the whole family.

Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will take us to Deckawoo Drive with everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson!
New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier will talk to us about The Last Kids on Earth, both the book series and the animated series on Netflix.
Elizabeth Acevedo will be teaching us about the power of poetry in an exciting conversation about her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X.
We will close out the month with this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels.

Each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration! Read on for details on how to register for these and other upcoming talks.  

Please note that these presentations are intended for home viewing. The Red Rock Public Library will not be broadcasting sessions at the library during the summer!

Registering to watch from home is simple! 
1. Visit: https://libraryc.org/rrocklib/ 
2. Click “See More and Register” on the event you’re interested in.
3. Click “Register”
4. Enter your name and email address 
5. You will receive an email with the subject line “You are Registered for the Author Talk” 
6. Click the link in the email that says “Join Webinar” at the specified time!

Hot tip!  If there is a presentation you would like to attend but cannot- you can still register for the event and submit your questions to the author to be answered during the presentation, and watch the pre-recorded session at a later time!

Questions about these presentations?  Visit our FAQ page here:  https://help.libraryc.org/patron-faq/frequently-asked-questions/

This program is proudly sponsored by The Friends of The Red Rock Public Library and bmiGroup


TD Summer Reading Club 2024

The TD Summer Reading Club is here! 
Sign up at The Red Rock Public Library from now until August 13th!! 

This free reading program is available for children of all ages, interests and abilities. 
Pick up your free notebook when you register so you can track your reading progress and receive prizes for reading!
And be sure to remember to visit the library to report your reading progress and receive stickers for your notebook! 
Reporting deadline is August 14th at our wind up party- where the grand prize draw will take place!  

And make sure to check out the TD Summer Reading Club website for lots of fun activities to try out!  There’s something for everyone, including kids with print disabilities, and preschoolers and their families.
https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca


A Superior Adventure

In collaboration with the Nipigon, Dorion and Red Rock Public Libraries, A Superior Adventure is back with new challenges, new ways to participate, and new chances to share all the ways you appreciate the amazing outdoors!  

From May 1st through August 31st, show us your love of adventure in your communities of Dorion/Hurkett, Red Rock, Nipigon and Lake Helen!

And don’t forget- participation = prizes!

Submit your photos for participating in challenges to RockingLibraries@gmail.com for your chance to win prizes, generously sponsored by community businesses.

1 entry per person per challenge please!

Disclaimer: Participation in this contest is at your own risk. Entering the contest means that you agree to the use of your photo by the libraries and their municipalities without any financial compensation.

Check the library’s social media feeds for information on monthly challenges, prizes, and sponsors!  And have fun!

Community Participation Challenge
A Superior Adventure

Starting Monday May 1st through August 31st, be sure to participate in as many A Superior Adventure challenges as you can, because at the end of the summer we want to see which community was the most active!

Show your hometown pride by getting outdoors and getting involved!

The winning community will be tallied and announced in September!

Only 1 entry per person per challenge please!

June Steps Challenge
A Superior Adventure

Track your weekly steps in June!

Starting on June 2nd, submit your weekly step count for 4 separate challenge weeks:
June 2-8
June 9-15
June 16-22
June 23-29
Submit to: RockingLibraries@gmail.com and be sure to include your name, phone number, and number of steps completed for the week!
Submissions are due the Monday of each following week:
June 10, 17, 24 & July 1

Only 1 entry per person per challenge week please!

Weekly winners announced in July!

Making A Difference Challenge
A Superior Adventure

May-August

Take a picture of yourself doing something to help out in your community!  It could be: picking up garbage, planting in a local garden, assisting the elderly or small children, etc! 
Try thinking outside the box.

Send photos to: RockingLibraries@gmail.com May 1-August 31st.  Be sure to include your name, phone number, and the photo location.
Random draw winner announced in September!

One entry per person please!

Adventure Photo Challenge
A Superior Adventure

May-August

Take a picture of yourself doing something gutsy!  It could be anything- cliff jumping, kayaking on Superior, rock climbing, camping with small children- if it feels adventurous to you, we want to see you in action!

Send photos to: RockingLibraries@gmail.com May 1-August 31st.  Be sure to include your name, phone number, and the photo location.

One entry per person please!

Random draw winner announced in September!

Nature As Art Photo Challenge
A Superior Adventure

Try examining your surroundings through a new lense!

May-August

Email a picture taken outdoors of something that looks like art to you to RockingLibraries@gmail.com May 1-August 31st.  Be sure to include your name, phone number, and the photo location.

One entry per person please!

Random draw winner announced in September!


Growing Contest

This growing season we want to see how your garden grows!

Send us a photo of your BEST (biggest, brightest, most beautiful) homegrown flower or vegetable at the end of this season to be entered into a random prize draw!

Send your photo to RockingLibraries@gmail.com by Friday September 20th! 

Winner will be announced September 25th!

Good luck and have fun!


Seed Library

Want to be a part of The Red Rock Public Library’s Seed Library?
It’s easy!

Borrow up to 5 packets of seeds from our Seed Library
Plant the seeds in your garden and watch them grow
Save seeds from your harvest and share with friends or bring them to the library

This program is in partnership with Nipigon & Dorion Public Libraries, as well as The Nipigon-Red Rock Horticultural Society.


“24 in 2024” Book Bingo

“24 in 2024” Book Bingo has begun!

Pick up your 24 in 2024 Book Bingo card from your local library and get started!

To play:
Read and then write your titles in the category squares on your bingo card 
Books, magazines, audiobooks- all formats! (No kids titles please)
Fill out 1 line or a full blackout for a chance to win a prize!
One entry per person (either 1 line or blackout)

Deadline is October 25th, 2024

Please note- we will only be accepting paper copy submissions in person
(not by email or messenger) 

Random prizes to be drawn during Ontario Public Library Week in October!

Contact the library for more details!

This program is for adults and young adults, local residents only.

This program is brought to you by Nipigon, Dorion and Red Rock Public Libraries.


Northshore 1,000 Books Before Age 6

Come in to the library to sign up your child(ren) for our
1,000 Books Before Age 6 reading program!
In conjunction with EarlyOn, The Red Rock Public Library is proud to offer this exciting ongoing challenge.

It’s very simple:
Keep track of the books read with our paper logs provided at registration
Go to the library to receive an award for every 100 book milestone!
When your little reader reaches 1,000 books, they will receive a diploma and an award!

1 book per day for 3 years = 1,095
10 books per week for 2 years = 1,040
3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095
Any age appropriate book counts, no matter where you get it or how many times you read it!
You may count the same title for each child entered!


Questions?
email rrocklib@gmail.com, or call 886-2558