Programs & Events for Kids

Don’t forget to check out our Children’s Activities Page for lots of fun and entertainment!

TD Summer Reading @NGPL

Story Time in the Park  Click here to register!

Mondays at 10 am, Tuesdays at 10 am or Fridays at 10 am  @ Riverside Park
Join us for stories, songs, and outdoor fun!

For kids 0 to 7.

Mondays June 20- August 22 ( no classes July 18th and August 1st)
Tuesdays June 21st -August 23 ( no class July 19)
Fridays June 24th-August 19th ( no class July 1, July 22)

Bring a comfy blanket, water, and sunscreen for those balming summer days and enjoy stories in the park! All Stroy times are at Riverside Park. Outdoor programs are subject to the weather so, if in doubt please check our Facebook Page or website before attending.

In-House Programming – Starting the week of July 4th

Registered Programming   Click here to Register!

Summer Arts and Crafts (no class on July 18 or August 1)

Mondays 1:00-2:00pm

Engage your creativity with a weekly art or craft project to take home. From paintings to homemade wind chimes, there is something for everyone! Materials will be provided at the library.

Ages 5-10 Registration required. Max 25 participants.

Hour of STEM (no class on July 20)

Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm

Do you enjoy science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics? In Hour of STEM you will get the chance to engage with and create your own experiments, practice coding, control robots and build structures.

Ages 7-12  Registration required. Max 25 participants.

Drop In Programming

Bedtime Story (no class on July 19)

Tuesdays 6:15-7:00pm

Bring your favourite stuffy or blankie for an evening bedtime story in the library. A relaxing and cozy time featuring sweet stories and lullabies to settle and get ready for bed.

Caregiver required.

Ages 0-7

Please note:

  • Programming is dependent upon provincial directives and may change with little notice.
  • We ask that you screen yourself for COVID symptoms/exposure.
  • Please ensure safe physical distancing at all times.

Past Events included…

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

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
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!

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!

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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)
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:

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Friday Fun Days
Fridays @ 10 am
Our popular Friday Drop-in Program for children 0-4 and their caregivers.
Limit of 20 children

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

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NGPL After School Series

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

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