Tales and Trails Summer Learning

Summer is Here!

Middlesex County Library is excited to introduce our 2021 Summer Learning program: Tales & Trails.  Tales & Trails is about celebrating our love of reading and our love of the outdoors.  Our hope is to help you rediscover the simple pleasures of both a good book and the wonders of nature, with our recommended reads and programs for all ages.

Who is Tales & Trails for?

Tales & Trails is for anyone and everyone!  We will be offering programs suitable for children as young as two, as well as many options for school-aged children, teens and adults.  

Is Tales & Trails virtual?

While many of our programs and special events will be virtual, we are also offering activities that can be done independently outdoors. Middlesex County Library hopes to offer more activities outdoors when it is safe to do so and permitted by provincial and local guidelines.

How do I Learn about Programs and Activities?

The best way to learn about all of the Tales & Trails programs and activities is to subscribe to our email newsletters.  There are four email lists you can subscribe to, each focusing on a different age group:

Explorers for ages 2-6

Adventurers for ages 7-11

Rangers for ages 12-17

Trail Blazers for Adults

Subscribe now!

Book lists & reading logs

Discover new books and record your reading for July.  Send in your reading log at the end of July to be entered in a prize draw!

Explorers! book list & reading log

Adventurers! book list reading log

Rangers! book list & reading log

Trail Blazers! book list & reading challenge

What if I've missed a newsletter?

We will be posting links to each newsletter here after they have been sent:

View the Welcome to Tales & Trails letter for all age groups from June 16

For Explorers (2-6)

View the Welcome Explorers! letter from June 23

View the Get Ready to Start Exploring letter from June 30

View the Explorers Update letter from July 21

For Adventurers (7-11)

View the Welcome Adventurers! letter from June 23

View the Ready to Start Your Adventure? letter from June 30

View the Adventurers Update letter from July 21

For Rangers (12-17)

View the Welcome Rangers! letter from June 23

View the Ranging Out letter from June 30

View the Rangers Update from July 21

For Trail Blazers (Adults)

View the Welcome Trail Blazers letter

View the Trail Blazing into Summer letter from June 30

View the Trail Blazers Update letter from July 21

I am not able to get the email newsletters, how else can I find the information?

In addition to posting all of the newsletters on this page, we will be making printed copies available at all of our curbside pickup locations

More information will also be shared on our social media pages; you can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

You are welcome to contact us by email at programming@middlesex.ca or by phone at 519-245-8237 if you have additional questions.