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Childrens' Programs:

Some storytimes and programs require pre-registration.  Please contact your local branch for more information. (with a link to the branches page).

Baby/Infant Time

Bundle up your baby, 0-12 months, and come to the library to enjoy a fun-filled 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and finger plays.

Participating Libraries:

Dutton, Tuesdays @ 11:15 a.m.
Aylmer (for 0-24 months), Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Port Stanley (for 0-5 years), Tuesdays @ 10:15 a.m.
Shedden (for 0 months - 5 years), Fridays @ 11 a.m.

Tales for Twos/Toddler Time 
Make your child's introduction to stories an exciting one. Through songs, fingerplays, and interactive books, young children learn that books can be fun.

Participating Libraries:

Aylmer, Mondays @ 10:30 a.m.
Dutton (for 12-36 months), Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Port Stanley (for 0-5 years), Tuesdays @ 10:15 a.m.
Shedden, (for 0 months - 5 years), Fridays @ 11 a.m.

Pre-school Storytime
Three to five year olds learn how to interact with their peers while further developing their interest in books. Caregivers are encouraged to allow their children to attend the program on their own, but must remain in the library at all times.

Participating Libraries:

Aylmer, Thursdays @ 11 a.m.
Bayham, Mondays @ 10:15 a.m.
Belmont, Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Dutton, Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.
Port Stanley, (for 0-5 years), Tuesdays @ 10:15a.m.

Shedden (for 0 months - 5 years), Fridays @ 11 a.m.

Springfield, Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Rodney, Mondays @ 2 p.m.
Vienna, Thursdays @ 11 a.m.

West Lorne, Fridays @ 1 p.m.

Family Storytime
Bring the whole family out for stories, songs and games.

Participating Libraries:

Summer Reading Club
A fun way to keep school-age children interested in reading over the summer months. Each branch has a variety of activities that encourage reading through fun activities and programs based on a Summer Reading Club theme.

Participating Libraries:

Check back in the Spring for a list of participating libraries and their calendar of events.

After-school Program
Some branches offer after-school programs one or more days a week. Students familiarize themselves with the library while reading stories, playing games, and doing crafts with one another.

Participating Libraries:

Rodney (for ages 6-12 years), Tuesdays @ 4 p.m.
West Lorne (for ages 6-12 years), Mondays @ 4 p.m.

Kids' Korner
An evening program for school-aged children that focusses on story-telling, songs, and crafts.

Participating Libraries:

Bayham (for Grades 1, 2 & 3), Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
Dutton, 3rd Saturday of the month @ 11:00a.m.

Port Stanley (for Grades 1 and up), Mondays @ 6 p.m.

Books for Boys/Books for Girls
An hour of fun for boys or girls. Enjoy sharing a novel based on a different theme each month plus activities.

Participating Libraries:

Bayham (for boys in Gr. 4, 5, 6), 1st Thursday of each month @ 6:30 p.m.
Bayham (for girls in Gr. 4, 5, 6), call for details; shedule changes monthly
Dutton (for boys Gr. 3-6), 3rd Thursday of each month @ 4 p.m.
Rodney (for girls 9-12 years), last Thursday of each month @ 7 p.m.
West Lorne (for girls 9-12 years), 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 4 p.m.
West Lorne (for boys 9-13 years), last Thursday of each month @ 4 p.m.

Mother/Daughter Book Club
For girls ages 9 to 11 and their mothers/guardians. Both mother/guardian and daughter read the book of the month and share their thoughts with the group.

Participating Libraries:

Dutton, 2nd Thursday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. 

PD Day Programming
Come to the library on your child's day off to have fun with stories, crafts and games.

Participating Libraries:

Check your branch library's program calendar for special programming going on within each branch.

Special Occasion Programming
Thanksgiving, Hallowe'en, Christmas, and other special days provide an opportunity to associate learning and fun. Other special programs include entertainers, puppet shows and visits by authors and storytellers.

Participating Libraries:

Check your branch library's program calendar for special programming going on within each branch.

Please check our calendar of events for details on dates, times, and locations of each of these programs.

Early Literacy Stations

The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is targeted for toddlers through second graders.

The ELS is a self-contained computer system for young children. It includes thirty-four educational software packages across seven curricular areas, top rated by Children's Technology Review. The ELS is not just another computer with software. Kids are captivated by the interface and start to explore immediately.

See what programs are available to your children through the ELS.

Thank you to the Ministry of Culture for providing the funds for our Early Literacy Stations across our branches.





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