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 Time & Craft
Wednesdays at 10:30 am - Drop-In

Heather Ann and Lloyd share stories, songs, and a craft for families to enjoy.
Encourage a love of reading and learning as we READ, WRITE, SING, TALK, and PLAY together!
Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
image of books held up by handsReading Buddies
Mondays and Tuesdays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The Meaford Public Library and GBCS are offering the Reading Buddy program. Children can bring their Reading Buddy folder to the library and read with our volunteers.

 
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Kids Yoga and Literacy with Jenna

Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 am
Ages 4-10   Pre-registration is required.

Explore mindful movement, meditation, songs, and activities with Jenna. Join us for a special Valentine's Day themed session. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or beach towel.

 

 

 

kids jumping on beach with sunsetCreative Kids Connect - Dance and Mindful Movement Series
Tuesday February 14 and 28 
4 pm

Ages 7-12    Pre-registration is required.

Discover the art of gentle movement and exercise with our guest instructor.

 

     

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NEW!
Be-Tween the Pages Book Club
Thursday, February 16
Pick up the first book after January 19.
Ages 9-12   Pre-registration is required.
New this year! Be-Tween the Pages Book Club! Each month we will feature a book to discuss. Meet friends, play games, discover new books, and have fun! Our first meeting will be February 16 at 3:30 pm

 

 

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Lego Building Challenge
Thursday, February 23 at 3:30 pm
Ages 5-12 - Drop In
 Create! Build! Design! Compete in friendly Lego challenges! Winners will be displayed at the library.

 

 

 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 2023 is coming very soon!

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 at the end of November with all the details!

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 2022 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
 Visit CBC Kids Corner here

 

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