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Tween and Teen Programs

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July Tween Programs

Get ready to get soaked at this summer’s Tween Water Balloon Fight! Invite your friends and show up for a watery showdown. Bring your own towel and (optional) squirt gun.

When: Friday, July 19th| 2pm *Rain date: Friday, July 26th
Age: 8 - 12 years
Location: St. James Anglican Church Side Yard
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Summer Trade School 

Are you interested in a career in the trades? Explore a new skilled trade every week! Each session will feature a fun, hands-on project sponsored by local industry experts, and an engaging lesson outlining the basics of the trade. From HVAC to plumbing, tiling to electrical, you can unlock your future career this summer at GPL.

Discover the artistic side of tiling at this week’s Summer Trade School session! Create your own mosaic masterpiece perfect for any garden while learning about a career in tiling and stone work.

When: Monday, July 22nd | 2pm
Ages: 6 - 12 years
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Sponsor: Slabtown Tile & Stone Inc

Explore the explosive world of plumbing at this week’s Summer Trade School session. Kids will explore the natural laws of plumbing and test their skills by building their very own water rocket!

When: Monday, July 29th | 2pm 
Ages: 8 - 12 years
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Sponsor: Apple Plumbing Inc.

Get an eye for design as you build and decorate your own house at this week's Summer Trade School.  Kids will learn the basics of interior and exterior design and make their own playhouse to take home.

When: Monday, August 12th | 2pm
Ages: 6-10 years
Registration Required
Sponsor: Kelsey Gliddon Real Estate

Make your own mini excavator and learn all about monster machines at our final Summer Trade School session of the season!  Participants will learn all about construction vehicles and heavy duty hydraulics, and leave with a working mini excavator model! 

When: Monday, August 19th | 2pm
Ages: 6-12 Years
Registration Required
Sponsor:  EZXcavation and E-Z storage

August Tween Programs

Listen to your favourite songs while you get your artist on at GPL's Music and Masterpiece Tween Time!

When: Friday, August 2nd | 2pm
Age: 8-12 Years
Registration Required

Fairy tales, fates, and fun will come together in this epic adventure style game perfect for kids!  Become a naughty gnome, evil elf, jolly giant, fabulous fighter, or wicked wizard... and save the world!

When: Friday, August 16th | 2pm
Age: 8-12 Years
Registration Required

August Teen Program

Join us for an evening filled with jump scares, arcade games, and of course, pizza from Pizza Pizza Gravenhurst!  

When: Wednesday, August 7th | 6:30pm
Age: 13-18 Years
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Sponsor: Pizza Pizza Gravenhurst

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Parents/Guardians: Please be aware that children under the age of 10 years old must have a parent or guardian present in the Library. Parents or guardians need to be present in the library at all times during programs and be readily available to supervise their child’s breaks, or early dismissal from programs. Children over the age of 10 are allowed to be in the Library without a parent or guardian present, but will not be supervised by Library staff and are free to leave the program room and the Library at their own discretion. 

Contact Us

Gravenhurst Public Library
180 Sharpe St W Gravenhurst, ON

Monday: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday:10 am- 4 pm

T. 705-687-3382


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