Having exciting and fun children’s programming is one of my favourite parts of the library. Making sure that everyone has fun can be daunting, but this summer TBPL has an amazing lineup of programs in addition to our regular programs, like drop-in storytimes, Baby Time and Read Sing Play.
If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club which starts July 4 at all branches! This reading program is a fun way to help keep kids ages 0-12 reading all summer long. Each week after hearing what your kids have read, we reward them with stickers, and other fun prizes!
We have a couple of our programs running on different dates at different branches so you don’t have to worry about missing out! There is yoga storytime at Mary JL Black July 3 @ 2:30, Brodie July 17 @ 2:30 and Waverley July 27 @ 10:30. There will also be dancing at County Park July 30 @ 10:30, Brodie July 10 @ 2:30, Mary JL Black July 17 @ 2:30, Waverley July 30 @ 10:30, and County Park July 10 @ 2:30. Science North will be running three coding/robotics workshop at each branch: Waverley July 3 starting @ 12, County Park July 5 starting @ 11, Mary JL Black July 6 starting @ 10, and Brodie July 19 starting @ 10:30. Make sure you check out our online calendar for full details on all of our events including registration dates, age limitations, and full descriptions!
At County Park every two weeks starting July 4 @ 2:30, come to paint on the windows! Themes include paint your passion, fun in the sun and more. Also at County Park, there will be a concert for all the 0-3 year-olds out there on July 9 @ 10:30 with a special guest, Susan Sutherland from Kindermusik! Find out if You’re Smarter Than Your Parents on July 16 @ 2:30, or come and play with the giant board games on July 23 @ 10:30! Then there will be a pumper truck for you to check out on August 20 @ 2:30!
Mary JL Black is calling all Kings and Queens on July 10 @ 230 to make wands and crowns, and read fairy tales. They will also be hosting Rodney Brown on July 26 @ 2:30! Tickets are available starting on July 12 @ 1. Come craft your heart out on July 31 @ 2:30. Get your 7 to 12-year-olds to the library for Groovy Graphics on August 7 @ 2:30 or Rock Painting on August 14 @ 2:30!
Brodie Library will be reading stories and doing activities on July 10 @ 10:30 for Ice Cream Day and July 24 @ 10:30 for If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (and friends) Day! They’ll also be throwing an Unbirthday party August 7 @ 10:30 with stories and birthday celebrations for all! Brodie also wants to encourage you to Go Craft Crazy on August 21 @ 10:30!
At Waverley, come celebrate Summerween and get your spook on on July 13 @ 10:30. There is Disney Trivia for ages 8-12 July 17 @ 2:30. There is a Moana Party July 24 @ 10:30, a Carnival Extravaganza August 7 @ 2:30 and a Princess Tea Party August 15 @ 2:30! For ages 12+ come out to Cell Phone Hacks August 21 @ 2:30 where you can learn to make a projector. Waverley is also bringing in the Grumpy Grampas August 8 @ 2:30 for a fun concert! Make sure to grab your tickets starting July 25!
We also have family movies such as Rio, Ferdinand, The Incredibles, Anastasia, Paddington 2 and more, as well as a variety of amazing puppet shows on our Family Fun Days!
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