Kids Programs

Special Kids Programs

Ontario Public Library Week

OCTOBER 14 – 20, 2018

OPLW2018-FBpicALL WEEK IN BOTH BRANCHES
▪ Free coffee & treats from our Friends of the Library committees as a thank you for using the library!
▪ I SPY – Find all the book characters hiding in the library to get a sticker

CODING DAY
Tues, Oct 16th from 2 to 6 PM | Drop-in at the Spencerville branch
Come and code with our robot Dash and with Awbie on our education OSMO game.

CHILDREN’S TEA PARTY
Sat, Oct 20th, from 10 to 11 AM |  Drop-in at the Cardinal branch
Dress up and join us for juice, cookies and a story!

Holidays

HALLOWEEN 
Sat, Oct 27th from 10AM to 1:30PM at the Spencerville branch
Mon, Oct 29th from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Cardinal branch
Drop-in and join us for a Halloween story, treats, I SPY & costumes! All ages welcome.

REMEMBRANCE DAY
Sat, Nov 10th from 10 to 11AM at the Cardinal branch
We are launching 2 special bear bags in partnership with the Spencerville and Cardinal Legions. Join us for a special story about the poppy and make a poppy craft during this special commemorative program.

CHRISTMAS
Christmas Card Making
Wed, Nov 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Cardinal branch
This is a free program for children age 8+. The best gifts are the homemade ones! Come and make beautiful home-made Christmas cards with the talented Joyce Morris.Christmas fir tree and christmas sock with decoration on a wooden board

Christmas Story & Craft
Sat, Dec 15th, 10 AM to 1:30 PM at the Spencerville branch
Wed, Dec 19th, 6 to 7 PM at the Cardinal branch
Join us for a Christmas story & craft! All ages welcome.

 

Read to Every Kid Every Day

Open Contest – Oct 1st, 2018 to Jan 18th, 2019
Read the books and vote! Read to Every Kid Every Day is a counties-wide family literacy initiative that supports the importance of daily reading to children through an annual campaign to determine Leeds-Grenville’s favourite children’s book. Books are available to check out at both library branches.
For additional information see:
www.everykid.on.ca 
www.facebook.com/ReadToEveryKidEveryDay/

Fall Kids Programs

BABYTIME

Thursdays, Spencerville branch, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Starts Oct 4, 2018 – Ends Dec 20, 2018

Continuing from our previous program, we will be offering half an hour of songs and rhymes to help your baby’s pre-literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome. A second half hour will be social time for parents and children. Max. 15 adults per program.

BEDTIME STORYTIME 

Wednesdays, Cardinal branch, 6:30 – 7 PM

Starts Oct 10, 2018 – Ends Dec 19, 2018

Come in for half an hour of books and songs to help your child develop pre-literacy skills, get ready for kindergarten and foster a love of learning. Drop-ins welcome – bring the whole family!

CREATIVE WRITING

Every 3rd Monday, Cardinal branch, 6 – 7 PM

Starts Sep 17, 2018 – Ends Dec 17, 2018

Each month we work with a theme, explore a writing concept and discuss our current project. People aged 13 to 25 are encouraged to share their short stories during this creative writing session.

LEGO STOP-MOTION CLUB

Thursdays, Spencerville branch, 4 – 5 PM

Starts Sep 17, 2018 – Ends Dec 17, 2018

Each month we work with a theme, explore a writing concept and discuss our current project. People aged 13 to 25 are encouraged to share their short stories during this creative writing session.

FAMILY LEGO® 

Spencerville Branch: 3rd Saturday of the month

Cardinal Branch: 4th Saturday of the month

The library has bins and bins of LEGO® available so come on in and build whatever you can dream of! Note: this program is not run by staff so parental supervision is required.

PROGRAM-TO-GO BAGS

Our Program-to-Go (P2G) bags are a storytime to go! Each bag contains 6 books, at least 2 activities, 1 craft and all the supplies (except scissors) that you’ll need to have a storytime anywhere!

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There are 20 different themes including:

  • Pete the Cat
  • Hockey
  • Dinosaurs
  • Manners
  • Family
  • Food
  • Trucks & Vehicles
  • I Spy
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • ABCs
  • Counting & Numbers

Reserve yours today!