Kids Programs

Special Kids Programs

Ontario Public Library Week

Join us from October 15th to 22nd for coffee, tea and treats in both our library branches all week!

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Come play with our robots Dash n’ Dot or try your hand at a game on our Makey Makey!

Monday, October 16th from 5 to 8 p.m. in Cardinal

Tuesday, October 17th from 2 to 6 p.m. in Spencerville

Puppet Show

Saturday, October 21st at 10 a.m. in Cardinal


Halloween Storytime & Treats

Take part in a spooky Halloween story and get a head start on your trick or treating! (Costumes optional but encouraged).

Saturday, October 28th at 10 a.m. in Cardinal

Saturday, October 28th at 11 a.m. in Spencerville


Read To Every Kid Every Day

RTEKED has launched their 9th literacy challenge. Enjoy reading the 10 picture books with a child and vote for your favourite! This project promotes the importance of reading to children through a counties-wide collaborative initiative. Come in to either library branch to checkout the books, read them and vote.



Fall Kids Programs

Programs start the first week of October and end December 16th.

Babytime – Spencerville Branch

Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

October 5th, 2017 to December 14th, 2017

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. Sign up  to save your spot by e-mailing


Storytime – Cardinal Branch

Thursdays 2 – 2:30 p.m.

October 5th, 2017 to December 14th, 2017

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. Our focus will be the Read To Every Kid Every Day books. Drop-ins welcome!


Storytime with Ontario Early Years Centre – Cardinal

Join Cathy for storytioeyclargeme with the Ontario Early Years Center’s “Pop Up Play”. Our children’s programmer will be there for special storytimes Friday September 22nd, October 13th, November 10th and December 8th.

Drop-in every Friday to explore and create with a variety of materials from boxes and fabric to wood of all shapes and sizes! Unleash your imagination at our new Pop-up Play. For parents/caregivers and their children birth to 6 years. Free. For more information: Call OEYC 1-866-433-8933, ext. 2374

Sept. 15 – Dec. 15 (Fridays) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ingredion Centre, 4050 Dishaw St., Cardinal


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!


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!


Family LEGO® at the Library

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.