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Summer Reading Stories: Encouraging Individuality

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  • Nadia Shiloh and Eli

Isabel and Mya at Hespeler | July 30, 2018

A library is a place full of fascination, curiosity, and imagination. It’s easy to become lost in your passions and for one family at Idea Exchange Hespeler, that’s exactly what happened today. Brought together through their love of reading, each child has found their own diverse interests while exploring the shelves.

Nadia, 11, is the oldest of her siblings. She can often be found in the baking section, scoping out new recipes to try; she loved our baking program, requesting that the library do another one soon. Creative and considerate, Nadia loves to learn and desperately wants a dog, preferably a golden retriever. Her favourite author is Dan Gutman, creator of the My Weird School and Genius Files series.

Shiloh, 8, prides herself on being funny and creative. She adores LEGO and is full of adventure, spreading her love of exploration wherever she goes. Shiloh is also a gymnast, proudly displaying her strength and flexibility whenever the occasion occurs. Constantly contemplating the future, Shiloh wishes she could go into the future to see what kind of person she will become and what she will do with her life. Her favourite book is Word of Mouse by James Patterson.

Last but definitely not least, Eli, 7, is the sportiest of the 3. Heavily competitive, Eli channels his athletic nature into playing soccer, something he has done over the past couple of years. Eli wants to be an NHL player when he grows up, despite the fact that he has never played hockey. He plans to start very soon. When it comes to library programs, Eli liked our Short Movies Night, especially the one with the cat, and he hopes that there will be another one in the future. His favourite books are the Weird But True series.

Since the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Club centres around ‘finding your passion’ it’s suiting that these siblings have managed to simultaneously pursue and discover what they love while spending time at the library, a past time that they all enjoy. Keep reaching for the stars, guys!