Children & Family Programs

Looking for fun things to do with kids? The Brockville Public Library offers free programs and activities for children of all ages. We provide a variety of opportunities for children throughout the year, so check this page often to see our current and upcoming programs. All our children and family programs are free and don’t require a library card to participate unless otherwise specified.

Drag Storytime with Dare De LaFemme!

Join us for our first Drag Storytime program, performed by Dare De LaFemme! Drag storytimes are a unique way to encourage children in learning about inclusion and diversity – plus, they are fabulous fun! Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, December 17 at 2:00PM

Free, no registration required.

If you have questions about Drag Storytime programs, please visit our FAQ

Tinker Lab: create

We provide the materials; you bring the inspiration!

 

All ages. Friday, November 25 between 10:00AM-11:30AM

PA Day fun for the whole family. Our Tinker Labs are all about child-led experimentation, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking in a relaxed, unstructured environment. Drop-in and create with us!

Chess Club

All ages. Saturdays at 10:00AM Do you play chess? Join our friendly drop-in games at the library. All level players welcome. Please RSVP to help us plan and ensure that you will be notified by email of any program changes or cancellations.

EarlyON Play & Learn at the Library

Ages birth-6. Saturdays, 9:30AM – 11:30AM, Family Room at the Brockville Public Library Join EarlyON Child & Family Centre staff for fun with art, play dough, puzzles and more. At 11:00 we will have a story, songs & rhymes and group activities. For parents, grandparents, caregivers and their children birth to age 6.

Library Bookworms

Ages birth-4. Thursdays, 10AM – 11AM. (October 6 – November 24) Songs, rhymes, stories, early literacy & numeracy activities and opportunities for cooperative play for children birth to age 4 and their caregivers. Please RSVP to help us plan and ensure that you will be notified by email of any program changes or cancellations.

Baby Cafe

For new parents & their babies, Fridays between 1:00PM – 3:00PM, (October 7 – November 25) Grab a tea or coffee and head to the library! Baby Cafe is intended to be an informal, drop-in social time for new parents to connect. There is no formal programming scheduled but our Family Room has toys and books and lots of space for babies to roam.

that Thursday thing

For youth ages 10-14. Thursdays, 3:30PM – 5:00PM. (October 6 – November 24) An after school hangout where we snack and chat and do random cool things. Please RSVP to help us plan and ensure that you will be notified by email of any program changes or cancellations.

Library Bookworms Bag

Try out one of our Library Bookworms Bags for a bit of storytime magic at home. Six unique bags are available to borrow and each bag includes an assortment of books and activities to promote early learning and encourage a love of reading. Perfect for toddler and preschool age children.

Book Bundles

Do you need ideas for something new to read? We can help! Let us know what you like to read and we can select some items for you. When your books are ready to go, we will notify you for curbside pickup.

Unravelled Kits

Sign out one of our Unravelled kits and learn a new skill. Knitting, crochet, spool knitting, and weaving kits are available to borrow with supplies and instructions/links to online learning resources.

Board Games

Spice up Family Game Night with some new board games from our experience collection! Board Games are available for 7 day loan – browse the collection and place one on hold for curbside pickup.

Active & Outdoor Games

Take the fun outside! We have added a wide variety of active games perfect for outdoor play. Active Games are available for 7 day loan – browse the collection and place one on hold for curbside pickup.

Fishing Rods

Fishing rods, tackle boxes and nets are available to sign out for free. Customers are responsible for their own licenses. For resources on fishing licenses and regulations, click here. A special thank you to Canadian Tire Brockville and the Friends of the Brockville Public Library for sponsoring the fishing rod and tackle borrowing program!

Birdwatching Kit

Birdwatching is fun for the whole family! Sign out our Birdwatching experience kit and learn to identify our local feathered friends.

MAPsack

A MAPsack is a backpack containing stories, nature guides, activity sheets, a logbook and a Parks Ontario family pass. The MAPsacks are a rotating collection among the Libraries of Leeds & Grenville so watch for new themes all the time!

Online Library

Check out our Online Library for access to ebooks (Libby & Hoopla), language learning (Mango), educational resources (Canadian Encyclopedia, Khan Academy & ProQuest eLibrary), craft and hobby inspiration (DIY Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre), and help choosing your next great read (NoveList Plus). You will need your library card number to login to these resources so have it handy. If you don’t already have a library card you can sign up for a FREE online card today!

Links

National Film Board of Canada – Explore the National Film Board of Canada’s website for films & documentaries, interactive experiences and educational activities including their free stop motion animation studio app Canadian Children’s Book Centre: Bibliovideo – Check out Bibliovideo on You Tube for author interviews and read alouds, illustrator demonstrations, and crafts and activities related to great Canadian books for kids

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