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 with Samantha
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Drop-In
Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft with Samantha!
We'll 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!

 
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Homeschool Hangout

Wednesdays at 1 pm

Homeschool families meet at the library each week to share ideas and resources, enjoy games and activities, connect with the community, and create friendships. Drop in. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Chess and Checkers for all ages! 
Tuesdays all day
Strategize and conquer in one of the world's oldest games.
Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

 

image of arts and crafts supplies like scissors, tape, pencils, pensCrafty Kids Corner 
Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16 at 3:30 pm
Ages 7+
Pre-registration is required.
Join Karen Dueck each week as she features a different craft to make and take.   

 

image of red letters spelling National Canadian Film Day on a white backgroundNational Canadian Film Day
Wednesday, April 17
All Day. All Ages. All Rooms.
The 11th annual National Canadian Film Day is April 17, 2024. Come to the library to watch a selection of free, Canadian films throughout the day.
CanFilmDay is a global event; there’s no better time to watch a Canadian film!
Pick up a pamphlet while visiting the Library for full details on all 11 films or download a copy here! 

 

 

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Butterfly Gardens Event on Tuesday, April 23
3:30 pm for Ages 6+
Please register in advance.
Join the Grey County Master Gardeners for a fun and interactive session learning about local butterflies and how to attract them to your garden.

 

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Be-Tween the Pages Book Club
Thursday, April 25 at 3:30 pm
Ages 9-12  Drop-in.
Meet friends, play games, discover new books, and have fun!
Each month we will feature a book to discuss.
April Book:  "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein
    

 Ongoing Activities:

In-house Story Time  
Wednesday at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, activities, and a craft.  
Forest of Reading Program 2024
The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program and an initiative of the Ontario Library Association. The goal is to encourage a love of reading.
The Forest of Reading celebrates Canadian books, authors, publishers, and illustrators. 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 takes place in April 2024.
To participate visit the library to register and track your reading!
Click here to view all the Forest of Reading Nominated Books - Get Reading!

 

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.

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
Visit World Book Online - Updated Daily - A Trusted Resource! 

 

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