Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Fun!

Do you have any big plans this summer? No? Looking for some fun things to do - that are local? Our WebWatch for the month of April was on local events and it has lots of good sites to check out. Haven't heard of WebWatch? It's our monthly electronic newsletter that reviews websites on a certain topic and also shares that month's upcoming library events.  To subscribe, send a message to

Here's the links shared in the Arpil newsletter again (with one addition - oops - missed a good one!)

Welcome to Stratford
Visit the official site for the Stratford Tourism Alliance. This site contains information not only for visitors to Stratford, but also for residents as well. Read about the various things to see and do, the various upcoming festivals and be sure to read up on the Stratford Chocolate Trail... yum!
City of Stratford: Things to Do
Why not explore a new bike trail? A new park? Visit a new church? Or check out the local pool schedule. The City of Stratford's Recreation Division is also now on Facebook, "Like" them to be updated on upcoming events.
SNAP Perth
Have you noticed the new local publication called SNAP Perth? This publication covers local happenings in Perth County from the previous month with lots of pictures (print copies available at the library). I bet you will recognize more than one person in this paper. You can also visit the SNAP Perth website and see what's upcoming this month. You will be amazed with all that is happening in Perth County on a daily basis.
Kids Play Perth
There are lots of great programs and organizations that focus on children and families in Perth County. Kids Play Perth brings them all together in one website. Kids Play Perth is also quite active on Facebook and Twitter so be sure to follow them to keep up to date.
Perth Arts Connect
Stratford and area has a wealth of cultural and historical events happening all the time. 
Stratford Public Library
And of course there are all the events the Stratford Public Library offers! Check our events page, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and you can even add our Google Calendar to your Google Calendar page for easy access. If you are not using these social sites, you can always check the bulletin board at the entrance to the library for upcoming library and community events.
Visit Perth County
So many great day trip adventures are available to be had in Perth County. Follow the Epicurean Trek, Ride the Counties Motorcycle Route map, or follow the Shakespeare to the Shoreline driving tour - and that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Celebrate the seasonal activities around Ontario! Find out what, where and when from this site.
Southern Ontario Tourism
The natural beauty of Southern Ontario comes to life at popular tourist destinations like Point Pelee National Park, Wasaga Beach and Niagara Falls. We have a wealth of attractions within a couple of hours drive within Southern Ontario - Explore!
Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance
Stratford and area has an ever growing reputation as a culinary destination. Visit the OCTA site to find out not only what is happening in Stratford, but also in the rest of Ontario. There are dinners, farmer's markets, festivals and tastings to explore.
Ontario Parks
Are you planning on going camping this summer? Be sure to book your campsite early as campgrounds can fill up quickly. Besides camping, explore the trails, rivers, fishing sites, and wildlife viewing in Ontario's parks.

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