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:  

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Write @ your library 2019
Teen Creative Writing Contest - For Youths Grades 7-12
Submit short stories, poetry and cover designs
Cash prizes of up to $100 to be awarded for winning entries.
Deadline for submissions:  October 25, 2019 
Download the contest details today!
For more information contact Nadia Danyluk at 519-376-6623 ext. 210 or ndanyluk@owensound.library.on.ca

 

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BeTween the Pages Book Club
Thursday, October 17 at 3:30 pm
Theme:  Space
Ages 9-12
Meet to discuss books, enjoy activities and games, have a snack, and meet friends.
 

 

  

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Scarecrow Invasion Celebration

Poems in the Garden
A display of youth poetry in the gardens of Meaford Hall.
Submissions due by Friday, September 27.
Scarecrow Invasion 2019 is Friday, October 4. 

 

 

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Ukulele Basics

Saturday, September 28
Ages 7-12 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 2 pm
Join us for a one-hour introduction to the ukulele.
Participants will learn a few chords and a song.
Instruments will be provided, or bring your own.
Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 

 

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Costume Swap in October
We are collecting gently used Halloween costumes for children and youth for a free costume swap in October.
Drop off donations in the Junior library.

 

  

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Meaford:  Codes

Mondays October 7, 21, and 28 at 3:45 pm
Location:  Library Board Room
Ages: Grades 4-6
Join us for a 3-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.

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Zombie Barbies

Thursday, October 24 at 3:30 pm
A creepy and creative Halloween craft!
Turn a Barbie doll into a spooky Zombie.  Supplies will be provided.
Space is limited - register in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Decorating for Kids!

Saturday, October 26 at Noon
Cost:  $2 per pumpkin
Design and decorate mini pumpkins with a variety of supplies to create a fun and colourful Halloween ornament.
Space is limited - registration required.

 

Ongoing Activities:

Story Time

Wednesday at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, activities, and a craft.  Everyone welcome!

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.

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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