Programs & Events for Kids

Fall Children’s Programming 2022 – Starting Monday, September 26th, 2022

Please note: In order to attend children’s programs a North Grenville Public Library membership is required. Any questions regarding our children’s programs can be directed to kids@ngpl.ca

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Programs requiring registration

Getting Ready for Kindergarten – Register
Date: Mondays at 10 am. Starting September 26th until December 5th (No class on October 10th)

This program is for children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten in Ontario starting September 2023 and equips children with some of the necessary skills to succeed in school. Parents/caregivers/guardians are required to stay inside the library but do not attend with their child in the program.
Registration is required. Spaces are limited.

Reading Buddies – Register
Date: Tuesdays at 4 pm or 4:30 pm. Starting October 11th until December 6th (9 weeks)

This program is for children up to grade 6 and pairs high school student volunteers with the younger students to work on reading proficiency and enjoyment. Available for English or French.
Registration is required.

Twinkle Little Stars – Register
Date: Fridays at 11 am. Starting September 30th until November 4th (5 weeks)

This program is for babies aged 0-18 months with a parent/guardian or caregiver. Join us for lots of songs, bouncing, tickles and rhymes.
Registration is required.

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Drop-in programs – No registration required

Sarah’s Circle
Date: Mondays at 11 am. Starting September 26th until December 5th (No class on October 10th)
Tuesday’s at 11 am. Starting September 27th until December 6th

Our popular preschool literacy program celebrates its 20th year! Stories, songs, early literacy games and fun are all a part of our time together.
For children 0-5 years of age with a parent/guardian or caregiver.
No registration is required, spaces are limited.

Bedtime Story Hour
Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.
Tuesday, October 18th
Tuesday, November 15th
Tuesday, December 20th

Come in your pj’s, and bring a fluffy friend! No registration required.

Friday Fun Day
Date: Fridays at 10 am. Starting September 30th until December 9th (No class on November 11th or 18th)

Join us on Friday mornings for stories, games and fun. The last Friday of every month will be French Friday, where we will be joined by a staff member from the Académie catholique Notre-Dame.
All ages! No registration required, spaces are limited.

Special Activities

Keep an eye out on our website and/or social media channels for details on pop-ups and special events such as Ontario Public Library Week (October 16-22)!

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Annual Programs

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!