WEB ONLY: Young detectives wanted to solve the mystery of the missing letters

Hillsburgh – On July 11 between 1 and 3pm, young detectives are needed at the Hillsburgh branch library to investigate the mysterious disappearance of certain letters of the alphabet.

Whole sections of the al­pha­bet are missing. Well, that is, authors whose names start with certain letters of the alphabet are missing. Where can they be?

On hand to help young de­tectives will be the Paws for Literacy team from Spirit Ridge K9 Training & Rescue.  Koukla and her K9 pals (Matisse, Behr, Chance, Jack­son and Ryder) are eager to listen to the children read, read, read; after all, dogs are great listeners. Attentive and intent on every word, dogs never criticize or laugh at the reader. All they ask in return for their efforts is a scratch on the head and perhaps a cookie.

Young detectives (children who have completed grade 1 and up) are asked to sign up for a 20-minute reading session with one of the Paws pals.

At the end of the reading session, the Paws pal will give each child a clue so that they can help solve the mystery of the missing letters.  

For more information about registering a young detective for the adventure, phone the Hillsburgh Branch, Wellington County Library at 519-855-4010 or visit the library at 98B Trafalgar Street, Hillsburgh.

The Paws For Literacy program is one of many for youngsters this summer at the Hillsburgh branch.

Young detectives will be making their own disguises (July 8 and 9), exploring the mystery of colour by tie-dying T-shirts (July 15 and 16), Diggin’ Dinosaurs (July 22) and  unravelling the many sec­rets of UFOs (July 29 and 30). To register, contact the library at 519-855-4010.

Watch for more mysteries to unravel in August.