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:

    

 

STEM Club for Kids
Tuesdays in October 
3:30 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room

Each week we will explore a different piece of technology and make something fun!
Try a 3Doodler Pen, perler beads, DIY circuit cards, and more!
Ages 7-12 Drop In!

  

  

image of a pumpkinHalloween Contest
Saturday, October 23


Pick up a pumpkin to decorate at home, send us a photo of your funny, spooky, or colourful creation by October 30. Photos will be entered for a chance to win a prize! While supplies last.

 

 

 

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Story Time Wednesdays
Beginning September 15 at 10:30 am
Facebook Live

Heather Ann shares stories, songs, and rhymes for families to enjoy! Encourage a love of reading and learning as we READ, WRITE, SING, TALK, and PLAY together! This will be a Facebook Live event for the month of September.

 

 

Sleepy Story Time
Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 pm
Facebook Live  - Grab your favourite stuffed toy and get into some comfy PJs.
Sweet Dreams!


Story Time Craft Kits Wednesdays

10:30 am

The kits contain the necessary pieces to make a simple craft at home and promote creativity and imagination.
The kits are free and available while supplies last.
Ages 5+

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

 

Ongoing Activities:

In-house 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 2022

Watch our site for information on the Forest of Reading Program 2022. 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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