Programs & Events for Kids

Fall Programming 

This fall our children’s programming continues with a mix of virtual and live events!

Story Time in the Park, Riverside Park: Registration required. Click here to register!
Limit 8 families per storytime

Monday’s, September 14th to October 5th: 10am-11am & 11am-12pm

Tuesday’s, September 8th to October 6th: 10am-11am

Registered participants can bring their own blankets and join Library Sue for lots of stories, interactive games, and songs! Look for Library Sue’s pinwheels in the park to choose your spot for storytime.  Choose a pinwheel to place your blanket so you will sit safely distanced from others.

Pleases note: We ask that you complete a health self-assessment for each participant in your family group before attending. Please continue to ensure safe physical distancing at all times.   

Twinkle Little Stars, Riverside Park: Registration required. Click here to register!
Our popular baby program continues this fall live at Riverside Park.  Join Library Sue for lots of songs and activities appropriate for babies 0-12 months.
Friday’s, September 11th to October 9th @ 11am, 45-minute session.

Pleases note:  We ask that you complete a health self-assessment for each participant in your family group before attending.  Please continue to ensure safe physical distancing at all times.   

Join Us Online!

We will continue to post exciting online programs, including:

Maker Moments
Watch for this weekly on Wednesday as Library Sue brings you an awesome video feature taking you through a “how-to” craft, a cooking lesson, or STEAM challenge.

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, September 15  & October 20 @ 6:30pm

Summer Events included…

Facebook Videos on:

Lava Lamps
No-Bake S’mores
Egg Drop Challenge
Sensory Fish Craft
Recycled Book Bags
Sensory Pineapple Craft
Paper Plate Beach Craft
Bug Hotel
Neighbourhood & Indoor Scavenger Hunts=
Make your own Fairy Garden
3-Minute 3 Ingredient Fudge
Recycle & remake

Virtual Bingo Aug 24-Aug 28
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 NEW: EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 18th
Laminated cards, each with a word, will be placed on trees on the Kinderwood 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, email to Library Sue.

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 storytime.

Sam’s Annual Fishing Derby

Sam’s Fishing Derby is an annual event that happens at the end of June, where children of all ages gather at Salamander’s dock for a catch and release fishing derby. Participants bring their fishing rods and we supply the worms! The event is followed by a free BBQ on the NGPL patio, hosted by the family of Sam Tobias and the North Grenville Public Library. In exchange for a burger, participants contribute what they can to Sam’s Children’s Book Collection at the library, in honour Sam and his love of books and fishing.

Please see our support the library page for details on how you can contribute and help to grow this wonderful collection of books!

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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.