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: 

 

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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.
 

 

image of child writingPoems in the Parkette
Submit Poems by September 27

Pick up a form at the library and submit a poem about scarecrows, autumn, or sunflowers by September 27.
They will be laminated and on display in the library Parkette on September 30 for all to enjoy.
Download the Entry Form for Your Poem Submission Here  

 

October is Spooky Library Month!

Shrinking Paper Keychains
Tuesday, October 18
Drop in event. Open to all ages.
Create a keychain using shrinking paper! Available while supplies last.

Book Page Jewellery
Friday, October 21 from 2 to 4 pm
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Drop in event. Ages 7+
Make your own paper bead bracelet from upcycled books and beads.

Zombie Barbies
Tuesday, October 25 at 3:30 pm
Drop in event. Ages 6+
Create and design a Zombie Barbie for Halloween fun! Available while supplies last.
 
image of a pumpkinPumpkin Decorating for Youth
Thursday, October 27 at 3:30 pm
Please register in advance. Limited space available.
Paint, glitter, ribbon, and glue! Decorate a pumpkin to display at home.
 
Witches Walk
Vintage Halloween Stick Puppet
Saturday, October 29 Drop in event.
Everyone welcome - if you dare!
Bring your broom and grab a Witches Walk Passport from the Library. Get your first stamp here and make a vintage Halloween stick puppet at the library. More stamp stops throughout downtown Meaford. Available while supplies last.
 
Halloween Fun
Monday, October 31 from 3 to 4:30 pm
Visit the library in your costume!
Pick up a treat and take a spooky photo with the Green Screen.

 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 2022 has begun!

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 next year!  Here is a list of all the winners!

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 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

 

 

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