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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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Toddlertime: A special program children 19 - 36 months of age.

This 30 minute program builds on the "Babytime" experience though the active sharing of books, fingerplays, games and songs for you and your toddler.

Toddlers must be 19 months old by program start date. Sessions run for 6 weeks each.


Wednesdays at Bridgenorth Library

Start Date:

Toddlertime begins the week of January 9th, 2019 and will run for 6 weeks.


9:00 to 9:30 AM.

How To Register:

To register for Winter Toddlertime in Bridgenorth click here.


To be added to the waitlist click here.


Toddlertime is a 30 minute program for children age 19 to 36 months of age. Together (with a caregiver) we enjoy books, songs, fingerplays, teddy play, musical instruments and much more all based on a weekly theme.

What will happen at TODDLERTIME each week?

*Opening march with song, welcome song, singing in of all children and caregivers into our circle and closing march with song.

*Sharing of special songs: many of the same songs will be sung for children and caregivers to learn, at the same time in the program each week. Some songs will be shared sitting down, while others will be shared standing and moving with the children.

*Books: Interactive picture books will be shared based on a theme for the week. Books will change each week.

*Bounces and tickles: Many of these will be repeated each week for families to learn. These help caregivers have another way to form a bond with their children.

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

*Teddy Bears - children will have to chance to play with the same bear each week at the program. There will be a special time during the program where we will wake the bears, play with our bears, and then put them to bed until next week.

*Children will experience bubble play and be offered a sticker when they pick up a colouring sheet to do at the end of the program.

*Social Time for Caregivers: After the program is often a time for caregivers to get to know each other. Some great friendships are formed through chatting with the same caregiver each week over the course of the program. Children will be provided with colouring sheets, toys and books at this time.

Why come to TODDLERTIME?

Children are born ready to learn, and you provide the opportunities for learning through everyday experiences- including talking, reading, singing and playing. TODDLERTIME will help you reinforce what you are doing with your child at home and add to your repertoire of songs, stories and activities to do with your child. Through these interactions, toddlers develop knowledge about reading, writing and learning before they even know how to read or write! This knowledge is called early literacy.

There are six early literacy skills you can practice with your child to help her develop language and learning skills: vocabulary, print motivation, print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness and narrative skills. Each week we will focus on one of these skills and send you home with ideas and activities related to each.

Program goals:

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

*help caregivers songs and stories to share with their toddler at home and the reasons why this is so beneficial

* bring whole families into the library to connect with other families and community resources

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