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Welcome to Selwyn Public Library.

Hours of Operation

Bridgenorth Library
P: 705-292-5065
F: 705-292-6695

Mon: 1pm - 5pm
Tues & Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Wed & Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: Closed

Ennismore Library
P: 705-292-8022
F: 705-292-8687

Mon, Wed & Fri: 1pm - 5pm
Tues: 10am - 5pm
Thurs: 10am - 2pm & 6pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: Closed

Lakefield Library
P: 705-652-8623
F: 705-652-8878

Tues & Fri: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 2pm
Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

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Join us for 6 weeks of bounces, tickles, books, and songs for you and your baby. 0 to 18 months.


Thursdays at Ennismore Library

Start Date:

Fall Babytime dates will be posted shortly. 


10:30 to 11:00 AM.

To Register: 

Winter Babytime is now over. The program will run for another 6 weeks in the fall. 

What IS Babytime?

Babytime is a 30 minute program for ages 0 to 18 months with a caregiver.  We have up to 12 babies and their caregivers in our program each session.  

What will happen at Babytime each week?

Opening and closing song and introduction of each baby and caregiver

Sharing of songs: Many of the same songs will be sung for babies and caregivers to learn. Some songs will be shared sitting down, while others will be shared standing and moving with the children.

Books: A few simple and short board books will be shared in an interactive way.  Books will change each week.

Bounces and tickles: Many of these will be repeated each week for families to learn. Babies tend to love these and they help caregivers have another way to form a bond with their babies.

Puppets, musical instruments and flannel board activities: songs and rhymes will include these items to help engage babies in the program and to show parents what they can do at home to interest their babies to make stories and songs even more fun.

Social Time for Caregivers: Before and after the program is often a time for caregivers to get to know each other and connect to others in the community with little ones.  Some great friendships are formed through chatting with the same mom each week over the course of the program.

Why Come to Babytime? What can a baby do with a book besides eat it?

Early literacy (reading and writing) does not mean early reading instruction or teaching babies to read; it is the natural development of skills through the enjoyment of books, the importance of positive interactions between babies and parents, and the critical role of literacy-rich experiences. 

Literacy development begins at birth and is closely linked to a baby's earliest experiences with books and stories. Babies learn language through social literacy experiences - parents interacting with them using books. These experiences also serve to associate books with parental affection, attention, and approval.  These early childhood literacy experience also positively impact success in school.

 (Excerpt from the American Library Association)

Program goals:

To promote early literacy by enhancing babies' language development and promote positive experiences with books to instill a lifelong love of reading

To help caregivers learn more about the benefits of sharing songs and stories with their babies 

To bring whole families into the library to connect with other families and community resource

To introduce caregivers to the wealth of resources and information our public libraries can offer.