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We're OPEN! NEW hours at all locations starting October 18. Proof of vaccination NOT required to use Library at this time.
Starting Nov 1, your Library Card # and Library PIN will be needed to use OverDrive and Libby. This PIN is the same one used to access other digital Library resources.
Print from Home now available!
Your Library is now FINE FREE!

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Storytimes

Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing! Through stories, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and more, children will develop early literacy skills in a fun way. They will improve motor, sensory, and social skills; and learn sounds, letters and new words.Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play Literacy skills shakers image

Silver Birch Non-Fiction Review: 50 Underwear Questions

Ever wondered about undergarments worn by rock-star royals? How to cage yourself in crinoline?

Funtastic Community Celebration of Family Literacy

Funtastic Community Celebration of Family Literacy Crafts Play Learn about literacy resources services in your community activities and stories pizza draw prizes and give aways face painting January 25 10 am Central Library

Day Is Done (Family)

7:30-8pm, Thursday, July 26, Children's Library, Central

Everyone loves singing around a campfire. Join us around our imaginary campfire and sing along to all the old favourites. Bring your own instrument if you like, and songs to share. Drop in. No registration required.

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week: Oct. 16 - 22nd!

Celebrate public libraries with great children's books!  Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes tells the story of a librarian who learns to accept a storytime lovin' lion in the library -- and that while there are rules in the library,  sometimes there are good reasons to break the rules.

Big Fun for Little Learners!

Little learners will love exploring information using PebbleGo™ Animals and PebbleGo™ Earth and Space

March Break 2011: Break Out the Fun!

Break out the fun at your library -- March 12 to 19th you'll find all kinds of exciting ways to keep busy during March Break.  Click here to see all the children's programs happening at

e-books are for kids

Have you heard all the buzz about e-books and e-readers?  Your library has a collection of great children's books that you can borrow, download and read on your computer or compatible e-reader.  We've even added a selection of electronic picture books to our collection.

We Want You To Know: Kids Talk About Bullying

When my daughter was 13 things began to disappear from her desk.  Girls gave the silent treatment.  Or whispered behind her back.  One day she arrived in the classroom to find a portrait she'd drawn had been defaced, a swear word scrawled across it in black marker.  Her teacher was horrified and called me in tears.  We knew who the girls were, but how should we handle the situation?  Call the parents in?  Speak with the girls?  Bring in a mediator?  Was bullying just a part of surviving childhood?