Our TD Summer Reading Club Workshop at Amesbury Park, A Bittersweet Farewell to Joe Lasko, and an Update from Our Storymaking App Team

Thank you to everyone who came out to our open house on Thursday night and placed bids on our auction items. The night was a huge success!

If you weren’t able to attend our open house, click this link to make a donation and help us get closer to our fundraising goal. Every little bit helps!

TD Story Reading Club Series Event at Amesbury Park
This Saturday, we’re hosting a FREE workshop for kids aged 7-12 at the Amesbury Park branch of the Toronto Public Library as a part of the TD Summer Reading Club series.

Together, the kids will brainstorm, write, and illustrate a unique story and watch it come to life with the help of a typist and professional artist. At the end of the workshop, everyone who helped write the story will leave with a copy of his or her very own story in book form!

Registration is required for this workshop. Contact us at info@storyplanet.ca to sign up!

A Bittersweet Goodbye to Our Program Coordinator, Joe Lasko

IMG_2535Friends, followers, students, and extraterrestrials, we have a bittersweet announcement to make. Joe Lasko, program coordinator extraordinaire will be blasting off from Story Planet this week to pursue a teaching career. You’ll probably see him around your school from time to time but, after this week, he will no longer be working full-time for Story Planet.

Joe, since you started here, you’ve been an inspiration to our students, an occasional character in our stories, a great friend to many, and an out-of-this-world member of our team. Thanks for everything you’ve done for us, best of luck, and make sure to visit very soon!

An Update from Our Storymaking App Team
Over the next few weeks, our storymaking app team (their official team name is TBA) will be creating an app that’ll help kids like them create and share their stories.

Last week, our app builders tested out some already existing storymaking apps to figure out what they liked, what they didn’t, and what kind of features they could include in their app to make it even better. This week, they had their first official training session, learning about the design process, prototyping, and how to test a prototype for bugs and other problems. It’s early yet, but we’ll keep you posted on their progress. We can’t wait to try it out!