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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Download the July Events Calendar 


TD Summer Reading Club 2021

Until Monday, September 6, 2021


It's 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.

The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to build excitement about reading. It is designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.  Studies show that kids who keep reading all summer do better when they return to school in the fall.

How it works:

1. Starting June 19, visit the Meaford Public Library to register and pick up a reading kit. You can also sign up online.
2. Read for fun! Have your child read what they enjoy and try some of the TD Summer Reading Recommended Reads.
3. Visit tdsummerreadingclub.ca often so your child can share what they are reading, earn virtual badges, and participate in more fun reading activities.

   

 

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Virtual Minecraft Tuesdays 1 pm

Join our Realm for weekly adventures and challenges!
Participants must have an internet connection, a supported device, and a Minecraft Java edition account.
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Ages 7-12

 

 

 
 


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Virtual Summer Online Story Time

Wednesdays on Facebook and YouTube
10:30 am
Tammy Cruickshank, RECE Early Years Literacy Facilitator, Grey County, and Heather Ann love sunshine, books, music, and fun! Join them each week for songs, stories, and rhymes.

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

  

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Grab 'n' Go Craft Bags - Wednesday and Thursdays

Wednesdays starting at 10 am.  
Visit the library to pick up a Story Time Themed Craft Kit to make at home.  Each bag contains the supplies to create something fun! Help promote creativity and imagination.  Kits are free while supplies last.
Ages 5+

Thursdays starting at 10 am - TD Summer Reading Club Fun
Join the Club!  Enjoy the action, adventure, and thrill that reading offers.  Each Thursday we offer a kit that contains the necessary pieces to make a sports-themed craft.  Kits are free and available while supplies last.
Ages 7+


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Ukulele in the Parkette:

Mondays starting in July.
Register in advance - weather permitting

Bring your own or borrow one from the Library
Ages:  7+

 

 

Ongoing Activities:

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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