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:

image of forest of reading logo a tree symbolForest of Reading  Time to Vote!
The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. Read 5 of the 10 nominated books in the appropriate category, then vote for your favourite book in April.

Blue Spruce, Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch, Yellow Cedar, and Le Prix Peuplier (Elementary Grades).  Red Maple and White Pine (Teens).

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Reel Canada - National Canadian Film Day
Online Watch Party
Wednesday, April 21

 

NImage of robotext Gen at 4 pm  
A family-friendly film  Available through Netflix (must have a Netflix subscription)
This is the story of Mai Su, a lonely rebellious teenage girl living in a world where sentient robot technology is commonplace, and 7723, a top-secret weaponized robot, who, through a chance encounter, meet each other and form an unlikely bond that they must use to stop a vicious threat.

 

 

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Online Story Time

Wednesdays on Facebook and YouTube
10:30 am
Watch as we share stories, songs, and rhymes to help foster a love of reading during this online session. Little ones can sing, dance, and clap along!

 

  

Grab 'n' Go Craft Bags

Wednesdays starting at 10 am.  
Visit the library to pick up a craft kit located at the curbside desk to make at home.  Each bag contains the supplies to create something fun!
For Ages 10 and under. While supplies last.

 

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

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 2021

Watch our site for information on the Forest of Reading Program 2021. 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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