Programs & Events for Kids

Summer Programming   

Pleases note: Programming is dependent upon provincial directives and may change with little notice.  

All programs require registration. Absolutely no drop ins please. To register email: kids@ngpl.ca

As the numbers of participants are very restricted and must include adults, we ask that you please register for one Story Time in the Park per week only and when possible, allow for only one adult accompaniment per family unit.   

We 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.  

All programs will be held at Riverside Park and programs will be canceled for inclement weather – watch Facebook and our website.

Story Time in the Park

Mondays and Tuesdays @ 10-10:45 am and @ 11-11:45 am
Monday, July 5th to Monday, August 23rd 
Tuesday, July 6th to Tuesday, August 24th

NEW!  Fridays @ 10-10:45 am

Friday, July 9th to Friday, August 20th

We will enjoy stories, songs and literacy building games!  Dress warmly and bring something to sit on.

Craft kits will be handed out to do at home.

No classes on Monday, August 2nd

Limit of 23 people per class: 6 pinwheels, one family per pinwheel.  

Twinkle Little Stars in the Park

Fridays @ 11-11:45 am Friday, July 9th to Friday, August 20th

Babies 0-15 months and their parents / caregivers

There will be lots of singing, rhyming, bouncing and fun!

Limit of 6 families

Bedtime Story Hour in the Park

Tuesday, July 20th and Tuesday, August 17th @ 6:30-7:30 pm

 Bring your blanket, maybe some bug spray, wear your jammies, and come listen to some great Stories.

Limit of 23 people per class: 6 pinwheels, one family per pinwheel.  

Other 

Watch for more Facebook Virtual Bingo and STEM workshops!

Past Events included…

Facebook Videos on:

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!

Getting Ready for Kindergarten – 2 Sessions

Mondays 10 to 11 am

Tuesdays 10 to 11 am
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)
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
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
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