Forest of Reading 2019


  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 List of Nominated Books for 2019

2019 Forest Nominees Facebook Cover

Class - Group Visits

Junior Library

Class/Group Visits

Teachers: You are invited to visit with your class on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Pick a date: Weekly, Bi-weekly or Monthly. JK to Grades 2 will get a story read to them. Grades 3 to 8 will have a book exchange. Books will be all new titles that the library has received that month. You must call at least one week in advance.


Contact Information to Book a Class Visit:

Call the Children's Library at 519-538-1060 Ext. 1125.



Kids' Place

Contact Children and Youth Coordinator Lori Pierce at 519-538-1060 Ext 1125 or

Accessibility Notice:  Please be advised there is no elevator access to the Library board room, history room, or the Junior Library.

Want to know more about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program?   pdf Books Before Kindergarten (662 KB) pdf  

every child ready to read

Every Child Ready to Read

A program that incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills.
Click on the picture above to learn more about this practice.  

Forest of Reading 2019
Let's Read, Read, Read!
Check out the Forest page for more information


Story Time
Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Junior Library

No Registration and No Cost
Just Drop In

Monday, March 11 at 1 pm - Meteorites!
Discover an out-of-this-world adventure with our guest speaker.
Learn about meteorites and how to find them.

Tuesday, March 12 at 1 pm
Children's Author Carolyn J. Morris
Carolyn will introduce us to her Railfence Bunch and Spruce Valley books.
Signed books will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, March 13 at 1 pm
Slime Party!
Mix, squish, and stretch your own blob of slime.
Supplies will be provided.  Ooey Gooey fun!

Thursdsay, March 14 at 1 pm
Fish Facts!
Jason Ritche of the Ministry of Natural Resources will share fish facts followed by a fish dissection.
Ages 9-16

Friday, March 14 at 1 pm
Tweens Can Cook!
Measure, mix, blend, and eat!
Simple treats to enjoy with friends!  
Supplies provided at no cost.

BeTween the Pages Book Club
Thursday, March 21 at 3:30 pm
March Theme:  Space

Meet to discuss books, enjoy activities, have a snack, and meet friends.

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2019 Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival
Call for Submissions - Deadline:  Monday, May 13, 2019
For Grades 7 to 12
Short animated or live-action films of under 10 minutes in length are eligible.
Download your pdf application form (184 KB) today!
Enter for a chance to see your film on the big screen
at the Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema.
Win cash prizes!
Films submitted may also be selected to screen at the Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) and the Scenic City Film Festival.
Grey Bruce Pride will be supporting an additional category this year for films that address the LGBTQ experience.


Lego Club
Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

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