Programs & Events for Kids

Registration for Children’s Spring Programming is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. We look forward to offering our regular program schedule when the library re-opens.


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 Parents 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 – 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.