Summer Programs

Heart Garden Event (Ages 3 and up)

Story and songs followed by a craft and garden visit. Children will make hearts to honour Indigenous Peoples and plant together in our special

pollinator garden.

Date: Wednesday, June 21

Time: 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Location: Ennismore 

Register for Heart Garden Event

Community Garden Events (Ages Birth - 6)

We’re partnering with Peterborough Child and Family Centres for interactive programs in the garden with storywalks, activities and circle time. 

Dates and registration info:

Tuesday, June 20 (Drop in between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. no registration required)

Location: Lakefield Community Garden at LDPS


Tuesday, July 11 (Registration required on PCFC website)

Tuesday, August 22 (Registration required on PCFC website)

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Lakefield Community Garden at LDPS

Lakefield Farmers Market Fun (All ages)

Pick up a craft, visit a Storywalk and complete a scavenger hunt at the Lakefield Farmers Market.


Thursday, June 15

Thursday, July 20

Thursday, August 24

Time: Drop in from 9:00 a.m. - 1p.m.

Location: Lakefield Farmers Market at Isabel Morris Park 

TD Summer Reading Clubs – Weekly Programs for Ages 4-10:

Join the TD Summer Reading Club anytime this summer for stories, games, crafts, contests and much more. Play inside, outside, and in your imagination!  Come just once or as often as you’d like. 


The clubs will meet starting July 4 until August 17 on Tuesdays in Lakefield, Wednesdays in Bridgenorth, and Thursdays in Ennismore.


Ages 4-6: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ages 7-10: 1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.


Register for Lakefield Ages 4-6

Register for Lakefield Ages 7-10


Register for Bridgenorth Ages 4-6

Register for Bridgenorth Ages 7-10


Register for Ennismore Ages 4-6

Register for Ennismore Ages 7-10


Lakefield Literary Festival Children’s Tent Event (All Ages, Free, drop-in)

Join us for a fun morning of engaging stories with Canadian children’s authors Elizabeth MacLeod and Ted Staunton. Book draw and author book signing to follow the performances.

Date: Saturday, July 15

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Cenotaph Park, Lakefield (Rain location: Lakefield United Church)

children's tent 2023

Kids LEGO Club every Friday (Ages 4 and up)

Come play! Ages 8 & under attend with an adult.

Dates: July 14 - August 25

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for LEGO Club

Workshops for Ages 10 and up

*Garden Art: Create wire garden sculptures and other decor for our pollinator heart garden.

Date: Wednesday, July 12th

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Ennismore 

Register for Garden Art


*MakeDo: Use tools & screws to make a cardboard creation to take home.

Date: Thursday, August 10

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for MakeDo


*littleBits: Learn how to use littleBits—small electronic blocks that snap

together to make circuits.

Date:  Wednesday, August 16

Time: Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Lakefield

Register for littleBits

Peter Mennie’s ABRAKIDABRA! Magic Show (All Ages)

Join us for a fun and funny show for kids of all ages with magician Peter Mennie.

Date: Wednesday, August 2

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for ABRAKIDABRA!

Monthly Colouring Contests (all ages)

Pick up your colouring sheet in branch or register to have a sheet emailed to you. Colour your sheet for a chance to win a small prize in our draw.

Register for the June Colouring Contest

Mystery Book Bags

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 

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 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 commercials, 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 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. 


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. This program will resume in Fall 2023.

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. 


Silver Birch, Red Maple and Yellow Cedar Reading Clubs (Grades 3 to 8)

The Selwyn Public Library offers the Forest of Reading Programs from the Ontario Library Association.

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. 

Summer Programs

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

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