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Explore a garbage truck, snow plow, heavy equipment and a transit bus at the library this summer

Lindsay Transit bus parked outside City Hall

Lindsay Transit bus parked outside City Hall

Kawartha Lakes – Kawartha Lakes Public Library invites the community to come out to the library to explore a variety of large trucks and heavy equipment with some of the municipality’s Public Works and Waste Management staff this summer.

While the events will be geared towards children and families, all community members are welcome to come out to these Touch-A-Truck events this summer.

Mark your calendars, we’ll be coming to a branch near you soon:

Touch A Truck: Explore a Garbage Truck

Ever wondered what it’s like inside a garbage truck? You can find out at the library this summer! Meet local Waste Management staff and learn all about the lifecycle of garbage and recycling with fun activities.

  • Bobcaygeon branch: Friday July 26 at 11am
  • Fenelon Falls branch: Friday August 16 at 11am

Touch A Truck: Explore Heavy Equipment

View a Kawartha Lakes snow plow and other heavy equipment up close and personal this summer at the library! Meet the staff who operate these machines and keep our roads clean and safe for travelling. 

  • Kirkfield branch: Tuesday July 9, 10am to 12pm
  • Little Britain branch: Thursday July 18, 1pm to 3pm
  • Norland branch: Thursday August 1, 2pm to 4pm
  • Bobcaygeon branch: Wednesday August 21, 1pm to 3pm

Wheels On The Bus Story Time

Join library staff as Lindsay Transit is taking us for a special bus ride as we enjoy stories and songs about things that go! Contact the Lindsay branch to register as seats are limited.

  • Lindsay branch: Thursday July 25 at 5:30pm
  • Lindsay branch: Friday August 2 at 10:30am

What else is happening at the library this summer?

Looking for ideas to keep your kids and family busy this summer? Look no further! The Kawartha Lakes Public Library Events Calendar is stacked with plenty of free or low-cost activities for community members to enjoy this summer.

For a quick summary of everything that’s happening at our library branches this summer, be sure to read the Summer at the Library news release.

Don’t forget to register for the Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club programs will be held at all 14 branches. This year’s theme is outer space with kids, their families and caregivers are invited to embark on a journey through galaxies far, far away with an array of captivating books, engaging activities, and cosmic events. From thrilling space adventures to fascinating tales of alien encounters, events and activities planned this summer offer something for every budding astronaut, explorer, and stargazer. Check the library’s Events Calendar for more details and program times.

Online registration for the Summer Reading Club is now open. Residents are welcome to register in-person at their local branch as well. Registrants will get a goody bag with treats and program information.

For more information on these and other library programs visit the Kawartha Lakes Public Library website or contact your local library branch. 

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