Winter Programs (January to March)

Please click on the program name to see more information and registration link.

PA Day LEGO Block Party (Ages 4+)

Come build with our huge LEGO collection! Children 8 and under attend with an adult. Friday, February 3. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Bridgenorth Library.

Register for PA Day LEGO Block party

Winter Babytime & Toddlertime (Ages birth to 36 months)

Join us for high-paced interactive experiences for you and your child that include books, songs, fingerplays, and instrument play. Siblings are welcome. Toddlers enjoy teddy bear time and receive a take home craft each week.  Social time for parents and children follows each program.

Babytime:

Ages birth to 17 months old. Thursdays in Ennismore from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. 
Begins January 12th for six weeks.

Register for Babytime

Toddlertime:

Ages 18 to 36 months. Tuesdays in Lakefield from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Begins January 10th for six weeks.

Register for Toddlertime

Saturday Storytimes (Ages 4-7)

Join Kathleen and Corny the Squirrel for stories, songs, games and crafts once each month from January to April at the Lakefield Library. Register for just one program of for all of our get togethers.

Register for Saturday Storytime

Silver Birch, Yellow Cedar & Red Maple Reading Clubs (Grades 3-8)

Silver Birch and Yellow Cedar (Grades 3 - 6)

Great News! This year our reading clubs for grades 3-6  will once again be meeting in person! Each group will meet three times in 2023 with an intro club meeting, a half way through meeting with fun activities, and a wrap-up voting day and pizza party. 

There will be three clubs this year with children attending at one location:

Tuesdays in Lakefield

Wednesdays in Bridgenorth

Thursdays in Ennismore 

At our clubs children will choose books from a Canada-wide reading list and need to “read” at least 5/10 of the titles to vote for their favourite author at the end of the program.

Children may listen to audio books and be read to as well as read the titles themselves.  

At the programs we talk about the books, complete fun book-related activities, and sign out books to read at home. Children will be able to return and select books outside of club meetings whenever the library is open (these books are only available for club members).

Your child will require a library card to be a club member.  

 

Silver Birch Club in Bridgenorth is full. Please add your child’s name to the waiting list for the Bridgenorth Clubs.

Waiting List

Register for Lakefield Library Gr. 3-6 Club

Register for Ennismore Library Gr. 3-6 Club

Red Maple Reading Club 2023 (Grades 7 & 8)

Read at least 5/10 nominated new titles by Canadian authors this winter and join students across North America who get the chance vote for their favourite nominee! Every two weeks pick up a new Red Maple nominated book from your home library branch. For every book read, Red Maple participants will receive a ticket in a prize draw!

Register for Red Maple Reading Club

Polar Bear Scavenger Hunt (All ages)

Polar bears are roaming the Bridgenorth Library inside and out! Can you help us find them? Visit the Bridgenorth Library to get a hunt sheet, find the bears, then be entered into a special draw for a polar-themed prize. Saturday, February 4th. 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Drop-in.

Spring Storytime (ages 3+)

Join Kathleen and Corny the Squirrel for stories, songs, games, instrument play and a craft. Wednesdays in Bridgenorth beginning March 1st. 10:30-11:15. 6 weeks. Siblings welcome.  

Register for Spring Storytime

Monthly Colouring Contests (All ages)

Register to receive your colouring sheet and your child will have a chance to win a small prize in our end-of-the-month draw.

Register for the January Colouring Contest

Register for the February Colouring Contest

Mystery Book Bag (All ages)

Pick up a mystery bag of books put together by a staff member based on your child's interest and reading level. 

Request a mystery book bag - ages birth to 7

Request a mystery book bag - ages 8 to 12

Homeschool Haul (All ages)

Register to receive a bag of library material on various learning topics at your children’s levels.  Includes “learn to read bags, theme investigations &  the opportunity to choose your own topic.  

Register for Homeschool Haul

Waitlist for All Programs

 If the program you wish to register for is full, add your name to the waitlist!

Waitlist for all programs

Other programs that run throughout the year

Class Visits

Would you like to bring your class to the local public library?

Classes are welcome to arrange a one time or monthly visit via a librarian.  In advance of the first visit, teachers can register for a special fine-free card to check out books for their class. 

Bridgenorth Library, email Heather Jamieson 

Ennismore Library, email Sarah Jones

Lakefield Library, email Kacie Gardiner 

 

For a more involved visit or a special program, please contact our Children’s Programming Coordinator. 

Children’s Programming Coordinator, email Kathleen Charlton

Homeschool Connect (Ages 6+)

This is a program for families who homeschool to meet and spend time with other homeschoolers. Parents and younger siblings attend as well. Each year we create monthly projects around the group’s interests and children present their work in some way to share with others.  Past projects have included cereal box book reports with commericals, sled engineering, self portraits with objects, baking with science and more. Projects are completed at home and brought to the program.  Lakefield Library, one Tuesday per month, Oct.- May. 1:00-3:00pm. Registration takes place in August for the a fall start. 

PA Days

Join the library on PA Days for fun, interactive, and educational programs. 

The day is usually split into two programs. A morning session for younger children, and an afternoon session for older children. 

School Holidays (December, January & March)

During the Christmas School Break and March Break the library plans themed programs for children of all ages. 

Past programs have included: colouring contest, holiday movie nights to go, family trivia nights, and take-and-make bags. 

Summer Programs 

Selwyn Public Library offers the TD Summer Reading program each summer along with a number of other programs.  

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