What do you call a long-haired Chihuahua in the summer? A hot dog! Why did it get hot after the soccer game? Because all the fans left!
Toronto's riding a serious heat wave. TPL Kids poll results show that some of you would go to Mars to beat the heat! The library's much closer to home, though. Cooling down at your local branch? If it's one of the following locations, you can pop outside and take a short StoryWalk®. Make sure you're wearing a hat and sunscreen!
North York Central Library
A StoryWalk® is when the pages of a book are put up like signs, so you can take a stroll and read at the same time! This bilingual activity featuring The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires is part of our TD Summer Reading Club events.
Here's a group of friends enjoying the walk at Albion Branch:
A nice day for a visit to Hillcrest Branch:
The view outside Jane/Sheppard Branch:
Remember to be smart about outdoor fun! Wear loose and light-coloured clothing and exercise during the cooler parts of the day. Hot weather can make you sick. Here are more tips to beat the heat:
Drink plenty of cool water (no, soda and slushies don't count)
To stay cool at home, keep blinds or curtains closed to block out the sun during the day
Unplug electronics and turn off lights when not in use
Check that pets and older relatives are doing okay
Tell an adult if you see a person or pet locked inside a parked car
More information for grown-ups can be found at toronto.ca/keepcool.