Programs & Events for Kids

Registration for Children’s Winter Programming is open!  Click here to register.

Registration is online.  Should you require internet access, dedicated computers will be available for registration purposes only at the library, 1 Water St, Kemptville.
Parents or Caregivers will receive an email confirmation within 1 week of registering which will complete the process.

Please note:

Children’s Programming is open to the children of Parent or Caregivers who hold a valid North Grenville Public Library card.  Children and babies must have their own cards.

Registration Required:

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Date: Monday*, Jan 6 – Mar 9 10am-11 am or
          Tuesday,  Jan 7 – Mar 10 10am-11am
Registration: Required
All children must be 3 before Dec 31st, 2019 and be eligible to attend kindergarten in Ontario in the fall of 2020.
Limit of 12 per class.
A class designed to prepare children socially and emotionally to attend Kindergarten, held in a safe and positive environment.
*No class Nov 17

Reading Buddies

Date: Thursdays, Jan 9 – Mar 12
3 time slots:  3:45, 4:15 or 4:45pm
Registration: Required

Elementary school children read one on one with a teen volunteer to help promote reading confidence and proficiency. Overseen by our Children’s Programmer. Teens receive High School volunteer hours.


Register at Front Desk – Program Space is Limited

Friday Fun Days

Date: Fridays, Jan 10 – Mar 13,  10am-11am
Registration: not required. Please pick up your numbered ticket at the front desk

Join Library Sue for our popular drop-in storytime with literacy-based games and activities. This program is a family event and children must participate with parent or caregiver. First Friday of the month is French Friday Fun Day.
For ages 0-4.
Limit 20 children

Twinkle Little Stars

Date: Fridays, Jan 10 – Feb 14, 11am-12pm 
Registration: not required, Please pick up your numbered ticket at the front desk
Lots of Rhyming, singing, action songs and age-appropriate activities.
Babies 0-12 months with parent or caregiver
Limit of 20 babies per class.

Sarah’s Circle

Date: Mondays*, Jan 6 – Mar 9, 11am-12pm
Registration: not required. Please pick up your numbered ticket at the front desk

Our popular preschool program with songs, stories, and activities.
An early literacy program for children and their caregivers/parents.
For children ages 0-4.
Limit 20 children

*No class Feb 17


Drop-In – No Registration Required

Bedtime Story Hour

Date: Tuesday, Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17  6:30pm-7:30pm.
Registration: not required

Come to the library dressed in your PJ’s and bring a favourite stuffed toy for an hour of stories and bedtime snack!

Stay, Play, Learn and Grow @ your Library

Date: Tuesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 10 11am-12:00pm
Registration: not required. 

The program room will be full of games, puzzles, toys, blocks and trains for us to learn, grow and explore together.
All ages welcome.

Family Lego Build

Date: Saturday, Feb 15 10am-11:30pm
Registration: not required. 

Join us for a creative Saturday morning building, designing, imagining!  Refreshments served.
All ages welcome.

Juice Jam

Date: Saturday, Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 4  11am -12pm.
Registration: not required

An hour of music and movement hosted by Kerry and Sue Badgley.  This is an hour of family fun; children must be accompanied by and parent or caregiver.

After School Drop In Series

Drop in Christmas Crafts
Date: Monday, Dec 9 @ 4pm-5:30pm
Registration: 
not required
Fun Christmas crafts with Library Sue.  Ages 6+

Family Literacy Day Celebration
Date: Monday, Jan 27   3:30pm-5pm
Registration: 
not required
Join us for a variety of fun, family activities. All ages welcome!

After School Chess & Classic Board Games
Date: Monday, Feb 24  @ 4pm-5pm
Registration: 
not required
Bring your favourite board game and teach others how to play.
Ages 7+

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!
Date: Monday, Mar 2 @ 4pm-5pm
Registration: 
not required
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a variety of stories, crafts & activities.
Ages 4+

Past Programs

Out and About with Library Sue
Currently Inactive

Summer Sun Circle

Date: Currently inactive See you in the summertime!
Registration: not required. Please pick up your numbered ticket at the front desk

Our popular preschool program with songs, stories, and activities.
An early literacy program for children and their caregivers/parents.
For children ages 0-6.
Limit 20 children

Sam’s Fishing Derby

Date: join us next year!
Registration: not required

Join us at Salamander’s dock for our 4th annual catch and release derby.  BBQ to follow at NGPL patio.  Bring your fishing rods and we’ll supply the worms!
More details to follow! All ages welcome.