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 and STEAM for Kids - Drop-in
Every Tuesday at 3:30 pm 
Listen to a STEAM-related story and participate in an activity or craft.
Ages 7-12

 

    

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Story Time and a Craft Wednesdays are back in the Library!
10:30 am - Drop-In
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! 

Sleepy Story Time
Thursday, June 23 at 6 pm
Drop-in event.
Wear your comfy PJs and bring a stuffed toy to this bedtime story and song session.
Sweet dreams!

    

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Bike Tune Up and Community Ride
Saturday, May 28
Meaford Library Parking Lot
Tune-up 12 pm  & Fitness ride 1 pm
Are you getting your bike out for the first time this season? Join hills bike shop in the library parking lot for a basic bike tune up, followed by a fun community bike ride and fitness challenge.
Family-friendly event; all ages welcome!

 

 

 

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Children's Author Krista Storey
Saturday, June 11 at 11 am
Friends of the Meaford Library Room
Please register in advance.

Join us for a reading of A Butterfly Named Braveheart. It is a heartwarming story about friendship, kindness, and hope. Signed books are available for purchase from the author.

 

 

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Father's Day Craft for Kids
Thursday, June 16 at 3:30 pm
Drop-in event.
Something Special for Dad! Make a Father's Day card to share with that special someone in your life.

 

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Egg Drop Challenge

Tuesday, June 21 at 4 pm - 5 pm
Library Parking Lot
Package an egg to survive a drop from a height!
The Meaford Fire Department joins us to celebrate the Longest Day of Play.
Family-friendly activity.



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TD Summer Reading Club Launch

Saturday, June 25 - All Day
1 pm - 2pm Balloon Twisters
Register in person and receive your Reading Log.
Track you reading all summer long.
Prizes to be won!





 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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