Phillips and Dafoe provide NHPL summer program updates

Exciting things are happening at the North Hastings Public Library over the summer and beyond. Natalie Phillips, the events coordinator, and Emma Dafoe, their summer experience program student, discuss the great initiatives they have going at the NHPL through July and August and into the fall. These include; author Sharon Joffey’s booking reading on Instagram, Trivia Tuesdays, their new Indigenous book collection, their Virtual Yard Sale, the STEAM program, Bev’s Book Choice and the TD Summer Reading Club.

Author Sharon Joffey will be doing a reading and Q and A on Instagram at 10 a.m. on July 23 of her new book called “Madelyn’s Exciting Beach Adventure,” according to Dafoe. Joffey’s first children’s book, published early this year, is about a little girl’s day at the beach that prompts her to clean up her environment.

“She reached out to the library and it looked like a wonderful book, so we contacted her to see if she’d want to do a reading on Instagram and we worked it all out,” she says.

Phillips says that they usually get authors both contacting them or they contact the authors in question, to do a reading of their work.

“We’d like to continue with that, and we’d actually like to get some local authors too,” she says.
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