Programs & Events for Kids

NGPL Summer Programs 2020

This year most of our programming will be virtual and will include some great fun and challenges!

A lot of our programming posts will be shared on our event page. “Attend” our Summer Programming event page on Facebook so you don’t miss out and follow along all summer for all of our summer adventures! https://www.facebook.com/events/295623818487976/

Story Time in the Park:   registration required. Click here to register.
Limit 9 participants per story time
 (We apologize in advance, but limits must be strictly enforced to ensure continuation of this program)

Registered participants can bring their own blankets (and water!) and listen to Library Sue read stories aloud! Look for Library Sue’s pinwheels in the park to choose your spot for story time.  Choose a pinwheel to place your blanket so you will sit safely distanced from others.

Pleases note: This activity is dependent on provincial directives and formats may change quickly.  As numbers of participants are very restricted, and must include adults, we ask that you please register for one story time a week.  When possible, allow for one adult accompaniment per family.   We must also ask that you complete a health self assessment for each participant in your family group before attending. Please ensure safe physical distancing at all times.   

Story Time in the Park – Riverside Park, 45 minute sessions
Monday July 6th 10 am and 11 am
Monday July 20th 10 am and 11 am
Monday August 10th 10 am and 11 am
Tuesday July 21st 10 am
Tuesday July 28th 10 am
Tuesday August 11th 10 am
Tuesday August 18th 10 am
Story Time in the Park – South Gower Park , 45 minute sessions
Monday July 13th 10 am and 11 am
Monday July 27th 10 am and 11 am
Monday August 17th 10 am and 11 am
Tuesday July 14th 10 am
Story Time in the Park – Curry Park , 45 minute sessions
Monday August 24th 10 am and 11 am
Tuesday August 4th 10 am and 11 am
Tuesday August 25th 10 am

Twinkle Little Stars, Riverside Park: registration required. Click here to register .
9 participants per session (We apologize in advance, but limits must be strictly enforced to ensure continuation of this program)

Pleases note: This activity is dependent on provincial directives and formats may change quickly.  As participant numbers are very restricted, and must include adults, we ask that you allow for one adult accompaniment per baby.  We must also ask that you complete a health self assessment for each participant in your family group before attending.  Please ensure safe physical distancing at all times.   

Our popular baby program continues this summer live at Riverside Park. Join Library Sue for lots of songs and activities appropriate for babies 0-12 months.
Friday’s, July 10 – August 28 @ 11am, 45 minute session.

Join Us Online!

We will be posting jokes, scavenger hunts, mad libs, and writing challenges, along with other exciting programs, including:

Maker Moment
Watch for this Wednesday weekly video feature in July and August where Library Sue will take you through a “how to” craft, a cooking lesson, or STEAM challenge. We may even do it live!  Keep an eye on the calendar for special pop up videos throughout the summer!

Virtual Bingo
Participants can print out their own bingo card and follow along online. We will call 8 numbers a day until… BINGO!!

Word Walk July 27 – August 9
Laminated cards, each with a word, will be placed on trees on the Settlers Grant Trail. Families can take the walk during a two-week period, copy down the words they see, and make a sentence using the words they find. Sentences can be submitted for posting on our website and Facebook page and there will be prizes for the best ones.

I Spy North Grenville
Fun for families! Library Sue has put together a collection of random places within North Grenville. Try to find the location of each picture!  Participate all summer and  we’ll supply the answer sheet online at the end of the challenge. Click here for your picture sheet!

Bedtime Story Hour
Join Library Sue on Facebook for bedtime stories! Get into some comfy PJs and bring a cuddly toy to cuddle up for story time. Tuesday July 21 and August 18 @ 6:30pm

Sam’s Books

Sam was a local boy who loved the library and fishing, now Sam’s family and Library Sue are so pleased to share a collection of children’s books purchased with the funds raised by last years annual Sam’s Fishing Derby.   Our new collection of Sam’s Books in now available for curbside pickup!

Past Programming

Registration Required:

Getting Ready for Kindergarten – 2 Sessions

Mondays 10 to 11 am, March 30 to May 25 (Graduation June 1)

Tuesdays 10 to 11 am, March 13 to May 19 (Graduation May 26)
No classes April 13 and May 18

A class designed to prepare children socially and emotionally to attend Kindergarten. Must be 3 before December 31, 2019, and be eligible to attend Kindergarten in Ontario in Fall 2020.
Limit 12 children per class
Registration required

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Reading Buddies
Thursday afternoons 3:45 to 5:15 pm (3 time slots – 3:45, 4:15, and 4:45 pm)
March 26 to May 14
We pair up elementary school children with high school volunteers for reading proficiency and confidence, in English and French!
Registration required, limited spots available

Drop In – No Registration Required:

Sarah’s Circle 

Mondays @ 11 am
March 30 to June 1 (no classes April 13 or May 18)
Our popular drop in preschool program includes lots of stories, songs, and fun early learning games.
Ages 0 to 4
Limit of 20 children ( with parent/caregiver) per class

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Friday Fun Days
Fridays @ 10 am
March 27 to May 29
No Class April 10
Our popular Friday Drop-in Program for children 0-4 and their caregivers.
Limit of 20 children

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Twinkle Little Stars
Fridays @ 11 am
March 27 to May 29
No class April 10
Limit of 15 babies

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Bedtime Story Hour
3rd Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 pm
March 17 Special Edition: Unveiling of Sam Tobias Book Collection
April 21, May 19, June 16

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Stay, Learn and Play @ the Library
Tuesdays 11 am to 12 pm
March 31 to May 29
All the toys, and learning activities will be out. Seasonal activities and exploration as well!

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NGPL After School Series

All ages welcome

After School Spring and Easter Crafts
Monday, April 6, 4 to 5:30 pm
Drop in, supplies are limited

After School Nature Walk
Monday, May 25 at 4 pm
Meet at Settlers Grant Trail
Juice provided

Sam’s 5th Annual Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 27 at 10 am
Fishing at the Salamanders Dock. BBQ and Potluck after. More info to come….

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.