Programs & Events for Kids

 

See Library Sue live VIA Zoom every Monday and Friday at 10am!    Library Sue brings you some fun ealry literacy bases activities.  Email Kids@ngpl.ca to recieve your zoom invitation. 

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

Winter Programming   – Programing is Suspended

Join us for fun and learning at the Library!  All programs require registration. Absolutely no drop ins please. 

Please click here to register

Please note:

  • Programming is dependent upon provincial directives and may change with little notice. 
  • Proof of vaccination is required for all participants over the age of 11. 
  • Masks are required for all in house programming for all participants ages 2+.   
  • Please ensure safe physical distancing at all times.  

In House Programming

Sarah’s Circle 

A preschool story hour for children aged 0 – 4 and their parent/caregiver.

Mondays
11 to 11:45 am 

Tuesdays
10 to 10:45 am or 11 to 11:45 am 

Twinkle Little Stars 

Our popular baby program for babies 0 to 15 months.   Join Library Sue for lots of songs, rhyming, bouncing and fun!  

Fridays
10 to 10:45 am or 11 to 11:45 am

Getting Ready for Kindergarten  

A program designed to help your child develop some of the skills to succeed in a transition to a classroom environment. (Children are on their own for this one, but parent/caregiver must remain in the library.)

New this year:  GRK will be offered in three “semesters”: Fall, Winter and Spring. Your child may attend ONE of these three sessions, and will graduate when completed. 

Mondays (9 weeks)
10  to 10:50 am

Must have turned 3 by July 1st, 2021 and be eligible to attend Kindergarten in Ontario in Fall 2022.
Limit 8 children per session

After-School Activities

Family Literacy Day Celebration

Thursday, January 27th, 3:30 to 5 pm

All ages are welcome as we celebrate Family Literacy Day with activities for families to enjoy together!

Check back here or watch our calendar for more activities to be added…

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!

 

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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