April PA Day Program: Slime Time (Ages 4-12)

Create your own galaxy slime to mark the solar eclipse.

Date: Monday, April 8

Time: 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for Slime Time

Homeschool Connect (Ages 6+)

Participants complete monthly projects designed around the group’s interests and present their creations to the group in creative ways. A great way to get to know other homeschoolers in a fun and family friendly environment.  Runs from October to April. Siblings welcome.

Dates: April 16

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Lakefield Library Centennial Room

Register for Homeschool Connect

Winter Saturday Storytimes (Ages 4-7)

Join Kathleen and Corny for longer stories for older children as well as games, drama and crafts. Attend the dates of your choice or all of them.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Dates: March 23, and April 27

Location: Lakefield Library

Register for Saturday Storytime 

Spring Storytime (Ages 3+)

Join the girl with the squirrel for six weeks of stories, songs, games, instruments play and crafts at the Bridgenorth Library. This program is designed to foster early literacy skill development for young children. Siblings are welcome.

Date: Begins Wednesday, March 20 for six weeks.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for Spring Storytime

2024 Reading Clubs: Silver Birch, Yellow Cedar and Red Maple Reading Clubs (Grades 3-8)

Our clubs for grades 3-6 will be meeting in-person, and the Red Maple club for Grades 7 and 8 will be online. The grades 3-6 clubs will meet three times for fun, book-related activities and a wrap-up voting day and pizza party. Kids will choose books from a Canada-wide reading list and at home “read” at least 5/10 titles to vote for their favourite author. In-person clubs meet at all branches. Begins week of January 30. Space is limited. 

Silver Birch and Yellow Cedar Reading Clubs (Grades 3-6)

Register for Lakefield 

Register for Bridgenorth

Register for Ennismore


Red Maple Reading Club

Register for Red Maple Grades 7 and 8

SPL Makerspace

To view the full list of Makerspace programs, please visit the SPL Makerspace page.  

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
Monthly Colouring Contest (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. Email Kathleen

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 8 to 12
Request a Mystery Book bag - ages birth to 7

Waitlist for Programs

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

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, 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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