Contact Lori Pierce, Children and Youth Coordinator at 519-538-3500 or 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:  


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Story Time & Craft
Wednesdays at 10:30 am - Drop-In

Heather Ann and Lloyd share stories, songs, and a craft for families to enjoy.  Encourage a love of reading and learning as we READ, WRITE, SING, TALK, and PLAY together!
Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Sleepy Story Time
Thursday, June 22 at 6 pm!
Bring your favourite stuffed toy and wear your comfy PJs!
Enjoy bedtime stories and songs together with friends. Sweet dreams!




image of books held up by handsReading Buddies
Mondays and Tuesdays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The Meaford Public Library and GBCS are offering the Reading Buddy program. Children can bring their Reading Buddy folder to the library and read with our volunteers.

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Yoga and Literacy for Kids
Saturday, June 3 at 1:30 pm
Ages 4-10
Drop in.
Explore mindful movement, meditation, songs, and activities with Jenna.
Bring a yoga mat or beach towel.

Creative Minds Connect - Mindfullness!
Tuesday, June 6, 13, and 20 at 3:30 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Ages 8+
Pre-registration is required.
Instructor Barbara Rosen will share tips and techniques to help quiet the mind and body.  
Participants will explore mindfulness, body awareness, and meditation.

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Be-Tween the Pages Book Club
Thursday, June 15 at 3:30

Book:  "Alice Fleck's Recipes for Disaster" by Rachelle Delaney
Ages 9-12   Pre-registration is required.
Each month we will feature a book to discuss. Meet friends, play games, discover new books, and have fun! 


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Father's Day Craft 
Friday, June 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Ages 6+
Drop in and make a shrink paper keychain.
Surprise someone special for Father's Day or bring them along 
to work on it together!
While supplies last.




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Story Time with 
Children's Author Harriet Alida Lye
Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 am
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
Join us for a story time and craft with author Harriet Alida Lye as she shares her book, "Serge the Snail Without a Shell."
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Jessica's Book Nook, for $14.95. Cash, debit, or credit accepted.






image of green dragon writing in a book with a red penGet Your Summer Read On!
Saturday, June 24
Check it Out! The TD Summer Reading Club is about to begin!
The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities.
This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada.It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators, and stories.
It is designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.
Join the Club!  Visit the library to register, pick up your reading kit, and participate in games and crafts!



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Bells on Bikes 
Sunday, June 25 from 12-2 pm
Meaford Public Library Parking Lot and Inside Building
Is your bike ready for the summer? Join Hills in the library parking lot for a bike safety check, bike decorating, and a fun community bike ride challenge. Great prizes to be won!
Family-friendly event; all ages welcome! A drop-in or bike-in event!




 Ongoing Activities:
In-house Story Time  
Wednesday at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, activities, and a craft.  
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. Keep track of the titles of the books that you read with your child.  Earn prizes as you work towards you goal!  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 2023 is coming very soon!
It's Canada's largest recreational reading program with more than 270,000 readers participating each year! Its goal is to develop a lifelong love of reading. 

See you at the end of November with all the details!

The program is for children and youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Participants are encouraged to read the nominated titles and vote for their favourite books.  Voting has taken place and the winners are announced!    

Find all the 2022 nominated titles on our catalogue here.

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
 Visit CBC Kids Corner here


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