Kids News & Events
Our Spring Calendar ends June 11.
New Early Literacy (Discovery) Station installed
at the Keswick Branch.
The new Discovery Station comes loaded with all brand new games. Come in and play!
May 14 - May 17: Purple Up!
As part of our Get Carded campaign, we want you to get your own library card.
So, we are celebrating, during the week of May 14 to May 17, by wearing purple, reading purple, singing purple, and playing purple.
You can come dressed in purple. We love purple!
Arthur Has a Library Card--You Can Too!
You can get a library card no matter what age you are.
It's free and super easy to get.
Once you get your card you can borrow books, DVDs, music CDs, and eBooks.You can get homework help!
Bring your Mom and Dad, your Grandma and your Grandad, and get them a card.
Arthur Courtesy of ABCLifeLiteracyCanada
Babysitters’ Training Course
Next course date: Friday, June 7 - 9:30 - 4:30 pm
For children 11 years of age and older. Registration accepted in person only with proof of registrant's age along with payment of $45 per child.
This course is designed for youth who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. The Babysitting Course covers the responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, basic child care skills and what to do in case of an emergency.
Please register in advance of the course date.
View the poster for more details:
Calling All Family and Master Builders
Love to create with Lego? Check out great programs!
Family Builders--Keswick Branch, Tuesdays
from 6:00-6:45 pm
(junior kindergarten up to and including Grade 1 + a caregiver)
Master Builders--Keswick Branch, Tuesdays
from 7:00-8:00 pm
(school age children Grade 2 & up)
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch, Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm (grade 2 & up)
View the poster for Master Builders View the poster for Family Builders
Mother Goose on the Loose
This early literacy program uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading.
For children 0-30 months – siblings welcome (up to 2 children per adult).
Keswick Branch - Thursdays 10:30-11:15 am
Peter Gzowski Branch - Thursdays 1:30-2:15 pm
This collection includes online streaming audio books for children that you can listen to from any computer or mobile device. AudioBookCloud provides unlimited remote access to high quality recordings of over 1000 titles. There are no sign outs, no CDs, no return date, and no software to download. Just choose from the collection and start listening. Click on the logo to check it out!
With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-6, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection!
TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with e-books!
Click on the logo and browse their Index for a complete list.
Sleepovers at the Library
We offer a unique experience for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, and Scouts. Looking for an adventure? Camp out at the Library. The cost is $200 and payment is required to confirm booking.
Call for more details: 905-476-5762 ext. 103.
Birthday Parties at the Library
We offer a unique party experience that promises to be memorable.
A one-hour story-based program on your chosen theme,
led by a dynamic Children's Services staff member.
Themes include: Pirate, Fairyland, Pajamarama, Look What I Made, and Lego.
For prices and more details, view: Library Birthday Parties Brochure
Library on Wheels
Can't come to us?
We would love to come and visit you at your daycare,
school, or nursery school.
Visits will take place between 9:00 - 10:00 am where possible.
Please call us at 905-476-5762 ext. 103 to arrange a visit.
We look forward to seeing you soon.