Fall Programs

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

Early Literacy Programs (Birth to 5 years old)

Engaging stories, rhymes, bounces, instrument play and active songs with take home crafts and games for older children. Siblings welcome. These programs will run in person.

 

Our Early Literacy programs begin the week of September 20th and run for 6 weeks.

 

Babytime: Thursdays at the Ennismore Library.

Birth to 17 months. 10:30 - 11:00 am

Register for Babytime

 

Toddlertime: Tuesdays at the Lakefield Library.

Ages 18 to 36 months. 10:30 - 11:00 am

Register for Toddlertime

 

Storytime: Wednesdays at the Bridgenorth Library.

Ages 3 to 5. 10:30 - 11:15 am.

Register for Storytime

Treats for a Tremendous Teacher

Nominate your tremendous teacher to win them a $25 gift certificate to a local Selwyn business and a box of donuts for your “class”!

There will be one winning school teacher per branch and one winning homeschooling family.

Students can enter their teacher’s name online via our website or in branch.

One ballot per person.

Contest runs October 1st to 24th.

Register for Treats for a Tremendous Teacher

Homeschool Connect

This program meets one Tuesday per month during October through May from 1 - 3 pm.

Out first meeting will be the week of October 18th, 2022.

 

Children complete projects with a spin on topics of the group's interest and present their work in some way each month.

 

This program is for children who are ages 6 and up and children attend with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

Register for Homeschool Connect

 PA Day: October 24th (ages 4-12)

Join us for the PA Day. Monday, October 24th.

 

10:30-11:30pm: Halloween Art Party (Ages 4-12)

A morning of creating, painting and decorating using templates or your own creativity.  Take home your works of art to display for the 31st.

Bridgenorth Library

Register for Halloween Art Party

 

2:00-3:00pm: Halloween LEGO Block Party (Ages 4-12)

Come build ghoulish creations with our huge LEGO collection. Age 4+.

Bridgenorth Library

Register for Halloween LEFO Party

Fall Storywalks

Storywalks are self-led programs where the pages of a story are posted outdoors. Questions & actions are included on many of the pages to keep your family active and engaged while enjoying the book. There are scavenger hunts for images in the books to accompany the Storywalks.

 

How to Participate in the Scavenger Hunt and Prize Draw: 

Get a hunt sheet at our Library branches, register to receive a sheet by email, or take a photo of the posted sheet at the event & use the markup function on your phone. Complete the hunt & enter your sheet via the library drop box OR send a photo to Kathleen. Photos must be received by the Tuesday following the Storywalk event. 

NOTE:  Sheets needed on a weekend can be picked up at the Lakefield Library OR you can use your phone as noted above. 

Dates & Locations 

September 15th-18th: “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves,” Cenotaph Park, Lakefield. 

September 25th: “Red: A Crayon’s Story,” Pride Picnic @ Isabel Morris Park, Lakefield. 

October 6th—10th: “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt,” Heritage Trail, Ennismore, Waterfront Park.

October 14th to 24th: “Sophie’s Squash,” Bridgnorth Library Courtyard. 

October 27th to 31st:“The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything,” Cenotaph Park, Lakefield  

Register to receive a sheet by email

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 September Colouring Contest

Register for the October Colouring Contest

Monthly Scavenger Hunts (All ages)

Visit any of our branches each month to find the 12 hidden objects!  Hunt sheets are available at the front desk.

Small prize bags will be awarded by draw at the end of each month at each location.  

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

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. 

Silver Birch, Yellow Cedar, & Red Maple Reading Clubs: Grades 3 to 8

Read at least 5/10 nominated titles by Canadian authors in one or more reading categories & join people across North America who get the chance to make one Canadian author famous!

These programs run January to April each year. 

Summer Programs 

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

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