Contact Lori Pierce, Children and Youth Coordinator at 519-538-1060 ext 1125 or lpierce@meaford.ca for any information on junior library programs and services.

Accessibility Notice: Please be advised there is no elevator access to the Library board room, history room, or the Junior Library.

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:

 

image of book pagesRead -A-Thon a Meaford Public Library Fundraising Event
Monday, April 1 to Friday, May 31
Decide how many books you want to read.  Commit to this goal and you get to pick the books!  Ask your family and friends to sponsor your reading goals.
Prizes to be won.  Open to readers of all ages.
Download the Book Log and Donation Form to get started.

  

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BeTween the Pages Book Club

Thursday, May 16 at 3:30 pm
Join us for a discussion, activities, games, and a snack.
Everyone welcome.
Theme:  Dear Diary

 

 

 

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Sew Much Fun!
Friday, May 31 at 1 pm
A sewing project for kids!
Make a colourful chicken.
Supplies will be provided.

AND  meet a live chicken too!

 

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Meaford Codes
Mondays in June at 3:45 pm  for Grades 4-6
Location:  Library Board Room
Join us for a 4-week introduction to computer science.
Students will participate in both unplugged and online activities designed to introduce them to the world of programming.
Space is limited.  Register in advance.

 

Ongoing Activities

1000 Books before Kindergarten program

The 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

Sign up Today for the Forest of Reading Program 2019. 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!
Check out the Forest of Reading page for more information.

Story time

Join us for story time every Wednesday from 10:30 until 11:30. Come for stories, songs, and crafts.

TD Summer Reading Club - Starts Saturday, June 22 - come to the launch!

This club is for all children ages to 12 who want to read, have fun, and earn rewards! Starting June 22, register at the library and receive a free welcome kit with stickers, reading logs, and activities. The Library will hosts all sorts of fun activities all summer long. Pick up a schedule at the registration party and enjoy some treats!    

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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