Contact Lori Pierce, Children and Youth Coordinator at 519-538-3500 or lpierce@meaford.ca for any information on junior library programs and services.

The Library provides regular programming for kids of all ages. Check out the calendar of events for all programming including adult and teen.  

What's happening:

Santa Claus reading a book in front of a Christmas tree

Visit Santa at the Library

Saturday, December 5

1 - 3 pm

Come for a physically distanced visit with Santa. Please wear a mask if you are able and follow the safety guidelines.
Each family will be able to visit with Santa for five minutes by appointment.

Register for your time in advance. 

519-538-3500 | libraryinfo@meaford.ca 

Red elf stuffie sitting in a Christmas tree

Elf on the Library Shelf

December 2 to 30

Watch for the Holiday Elf during  the month of December. Each week, the Elf will be in a new location doing something silly. 

Do you see the Elf?      

Enter to win a weekly prize at the library.         

 

 

 

Red Christmas elfAlfie the Online Library Elf

Browse through the Meaford Public Library's website to find Alfie, the online Library Elf. Each week, Alfie will be in a new location on the website. Email libraryinfo@meaford.ca and tell us where you found Alfie for a chance to win a festive prize. 

 

   

 

 

 

*Meet Alfie! Find Alfie somewhere on the library's website. 

 

 

Santa reading a story to a child outside

StoryWalk®

Saturday, December 5

10 am - 5 pm

Read a Christmas story displayed outside of the library! 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. 

 

 

Online Story Time 

A Story With Lori And Friends

 

 

Story Time with Heather Ann

 

See all of the Meaford Public Library's virtual story times on our YouTube Channel 

Ongoing Activities:

Story Time - Postponed 

Wednesday at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, activities, and a craft.  Everyone welcome!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Official logo for the 1000 books before kindergarten programThe Library offers parents an exciting incentive program that encourages families to read 1000 books with their child before he or she enters senior kindergarten in school. It is free with your library card membership. Find out about the 1000 books before Kindergarten program

Every Child Ready to Read

A project of the American Library Association adopted by the Meaford Public Library that incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills.

The Meaford Public Library is proud to partner with our communities' parents and caregivers to help raise young readers by providing free access to hundreds of books and audio recordings. As well, all of our programs for young children focus on developing pre-literacy skills, and use the five simple principles outlined below:

  • Talking – talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. When your baby babbles to you be sure to talk back.
  • Singing - singing and rhyming increases children's awareness of the sounds in words. Sing fun songs to your baby, they love to hear your voice.
  • Reading - reading together is the most effective way to help children become proficient readers. Make shared reading a daily event, even if it is the same book every night.
  • Writing - writing helps children learn that letters and words have individual sounds and meaning. Encourage scribbling. It is a great way for young kids to express themselves.
  • Playing – playing is essential for young children to learn about the world so the stories they hear have meaning. Play is best for kids when parents join in too.

Forest of Reading 2021

Watch our site for information on the Forest of Reading Program 2021. It's Canada's largest recreational reading program! The Ontario Library Association offers reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. Help celebrate Canadian books, authors and illustrators by registering in the Forest!

Kids Online Library:

We have many online resources for kids. Here you can find answers to your questions, help with school projects, as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks and more. 

Visit the online resources page

 

 

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