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Programs for Children & Families

ANNOUNCEMENT! We'd be closing on Friday 24th Feb. 2022 due to the snowstorm.

Any questions regarding our children and family programs can be directed to

Please note: In order to attend children’s programs a North Grenville Public Library membership is required.

Programs requiring registration

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Date: Mondays 10 and 11 am

You’re going to Kindergarten? How exciting! Come join Miss Caitlin for a preview of the Kindergarten experience. Getting Ready for Kindergarten is a school readiness program for children who will be attending school in September 2024. Stories, songs, rhymes and play-based learning centres will focus on the development of literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills. For the start of the Fall session, parents are encouraged to attend with their child. As the program progresses, children can attend the program independently of their caregiver, who must remain in the library at all times.

Maximum of 12 participants per session. Registration is required.

Miss Caitlin is an Ontario-certified teacher with a Kindergarten Specialist designation. Starting September 25th until November 6th. No class on October 9th.

Homeschool Hangout

Date: 2nd Friday of the month at 10 am – 11:30 am

Do you do home learning in your family? If so, North Grenville Public Library is an amazing resource and the place to be! Join us for a monthly Homeschool Hangout where we will have stories, hands-on activities, and time to collaborate and gather resources to help supplement the amazing learning that you are doing at home.

Our first Homeschool Hangout will take place on October 13, 2023. Registration required.

Drop-in programs - No registration required

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Date: Tuesdays 10 am and 11 am

A movement and music program for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. We will sing, dance, explore instruments, and have tons of fun! Maximum of 25 participants per session. No registration is required, first come first served.

Starting Tuesday, September 26th.

Bedtime Story Hour with Library Sue

Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.
Tuesday, September 16th
Tuesday, October 17th
Tuesday, November 21st
Tuesday, December 19th

Come in your jammies, and bring a fluffy friend! No registration is required.

Sarah’s Circle

Date: Fridays 10 am

Stories, rhymes and songs for preschool children together with their caregivers. Maximum of 25 participants per session. No registration is required, first come first served.

Starting Friday, September 29th. ***No classes on the second Friday of the month.

French Friday Fun Day

Date: Last Friday of the month at 10:30 am
October 27th, November 24th, December 22nd, January 26th, February 23rd, March 29th, April 26th, May 31st, & June 21st.

Join us for stories, games and fun. We will be joined by a staff member from the Académie catholique Notre-Dame.

Glittery Crafternoon

Date: On break for the summer | Suspended
Registration: Not required.

Join NG Pride for Glittery Crafternoons!!!

A safe public space for 2SLGBTQIA+, open to all ages, of which allies, family, and friends of the 2SLGBTQIA+ are welcome.

A free drop-in to help people of different ages share community, crafts and space to combat isolation and foster healthy lasting relationships within our community. Join other crafty people to share casual conversation and your crafts with one another. It is not a class; NG Pride doesn’t plan on teaching.

People are expected to bring a craft that will hold their focus for the duration of the session, things like knitting, sketching, crocheting, and needlework – portable non-messy projects of all sorts, that each person brings with them and works on individually.

*All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Got questions? email

Special Activities

Stay tuned.

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 or breakfast bar on the NGPL patio, hosted by the family of Sam Tobias and the North Grenville Public Library. During the fishing derby, participants contribute what they can to Sam’s Children’s Book Collection at the library, in honour of Sam and his love of books and fishing.

Please see our donation page for details on how you can contribute and help grow this wonderful collection of books!


TD Summer Reading Program

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. Join us for a fun-filled summer!


Monday:        10am – 7pm
Tuesday:        10am – 7pm
Wednesday:   Closed
Thursday:      10am – 7pm
Friday:            10am – 5pm
Saturday:       10am – 2pm
Sunday:          Closed*


Saturday:      10am – 2pm

*Please note: Sunday hours have ended at our Kemptville branch for the summer. We will revisit having seasonal Sunday hours in the fall.

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