Current Programs

Community Events: June (All Ages, Drop-in)

Visit our tent at each community event below for a special take and make craft kit,

Storywalk, and scavenger hunt. 

 

Homeschool Maker Faire: Saturday, June 4th

For Library Homeschool Week come see us at the first-ever Kids Maker Faire. Children will be selling crafts and baked goods.
Lions Park, Bridgenorth.
Drop-in between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Lakefield Market Fun: Thursday, June 16th

Note: The Storywalk at this event will be in honour of Indigenous People’s Day.
Lakefield Farmer's Market.
Drop-in between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PA Day Programs: Friday, June 10th (Ages 3+)

Garden Storytime & Craft (Ages 3-7)

Join Kathleen and Corny the Squirrel for a garden-themed storytime. Explore our new pollinator garden honouring TRC and plant a seed to take home. Caregivers attend with children. 

Ennismore Library, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Register for Garden Storytime & Craft

 

Garden Art Workshop (Ages 8+)

Design & paint rocks and create seed paper for our new pollinator garden & for yourself! 

Ennismore Library, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register for Garden Art Workshop

Special Event - New Ennismore Pollinator Garden: Thursday, June 30th (All Ages) 

Ribbon cutting, name unveiling, and garden introduction followed by creation stations. Make bird feeders and bee homes to take home, make heart butterflies, plant seeds and help create a butterfly watering station and garden stepping stones to make your mark on the new space.  

Garden is in recognition of the Platinum Jubilee and the library’s commitment to the process of truth and reconciliation.

Ennismore Library. Thursday, June 30th, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register for Pollinator Garden Special Event

Monthly Colouring Contests (All Ages, Self-led)

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 May colouring contest

Monthly Scavenger Hunts

Beginning April 1st! 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

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

NEW: 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

Summer Programs: July & August

Programs for Ages Birth to 3

Lakefield Community Garden Events

Come play in the Lakefield community garden with the Public Library and the Early Years Centre! This is an interactive program where parents and caregivers can take part in the care and maintenance of the community garden plot, while also exploring the natural surroundings. Storywalks, scavenger hunts, and other activities to introduce families and children to gardening and food literacy from seed to plate.  

Location: Community garden beside LDPS. 

Tuesdays on July 12th, August 9th, & August 23rd.

Register to attend via the Early Years Centre (registration opens mid-June)

 

Butterfly Storytime

Enjoy a multi-age storytime for young children with stories, songs, fingerplays, and bounces. This program includes a visit to our pollinator garden and our monarch caterpillars.

Location: Ennismore Library

Wednesday, August 17th, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Register for Butterfly Storytime

 

Outdoor Children’s Concert with Glen Caradus (All Ages)

Grab a blanket and join us for an outdoor concert with Glen of the Paddling Puppeteers. Glen will present his new show, “The Big History Mystery” with a gang of puppets and a music to accompany him as they travel back through time to learn about our planet. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors.

Location: Bridgenorth Library

Wednesday, August 24th, 10:30 a.m.

Register for Glen Caradus Concert

Programs for Ages 4-10

TD Summer Reading Clubs

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

Location: Tuesdays: Lakefield. Wednesdays: Bridgenorth. Thursdays: Ennismore.

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

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

July 5th – August 18th.

Register for Lakefield location, ages 4-6’s 

Register for Lakefield location, ages 7-10’s 

 

Register for Bridgenorth location, ages 4-6’s

Register for Bridgenorth location, ages 7-10’s 

 

Register for Ennismore location, ages 4-6’s 

Register for Ennismore location, ages 7-10’s 

 

Kids LEGO Club every Friday (AGES 4+)

Come play! Ages 8 & under attend with an adult. *Registration is now required for this program.

Location: Bridgenorth Library

Fridays, July 15th - August 26th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Register for LEGO Club

 

Outdoor Children’s Concert with Glen Caradus (All Ages)

Grab a blanket and join us for an outdoor concert with Glen of the Paddling Puppeteers. Glen will present his new show, “The Big History Mystery” with a gang of puppets and a music to accompany him as they travel back through time to learn about our planet. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors.

Location: Bridgenorth Library

Wednesday, August 24th, 10:30 a.m.

Register for Glen Caradus Concert

Workshops for Ages 10+

Garden Art Workshop

Create garden gnomes & other decor for our new pollinator garden! 

Location: Ennismore Library 

Tuesday, July 12th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register for Garden Art Workshop

 

Little Bits STEAM Workshop

Be the first to try our new Little Bits Kits! Build circuits and create interactive devices while you learn. Includes a tour of our new Makerspace.

Location: Lakefield Library

Wednesday, July 13th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register for STEAM Workshop

 

Ozobot Workshop

Learn how to program our Ozobots with mazes and colour coding.

Location: Lakefield Library

Thursday, August 11th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register for Ozobot Workshop

 

Outdoor Children’s Concert with Glen Caradus (All Ages)

Grab a blanket and join us for an outdoor concert with Glen of the Paddling Puppeteers. Glen will present his new show, “The Big History Mystery” with a gang of puppets and a music to accompany him as they travel back through time to learn about our planet. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors.

Location: Bridgenorth Library

Wednesday, August 24th, 10:30 a.m.

Register for Glen Caradus Concert

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

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.

 

These 6 week programs are offered in the fall and spring each year.  

 

Babytime: Thursdays at the Ennismore Library.

Birth to 17 months. 10:30 - 11:00 am

 

Toddlertime: Tuesdays at the Lakefield Library.

Ages 18 to 36 months. 9:30 - 10:00 am

 

Storytime: Wednesdays at the Bridgenorth Library.

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

Homeschool Connect

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

 

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.

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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