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Registration for Spring Programs


Registration for Spring Programs

Registration for our spring programs is now closed.

Registration for the spring sessions of our registered programs began on Monday, March 21! Lego Robotics is now full. Registration is still open for Toddler Time, Tales for Twos, Paws 4 Stories and Science for Homeschoolers:Bird Eggs. See below for program descriptions, dates and times, and registration information. You can also visit our Online Calendar to see everything we offer.  As always, all of our programs are FREE!

Toddler Time & Tales for Twos

The registered storytimes are designed to be one-on-one programs with an adult. Parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy 30 minutes of interactive stories, songs and rhymes with their one year old child who is walking (Toddler Time) or with their two year old child (Tales for Twos). 

To register: Online registration begins Monday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. on our website: Have your library card on hand. Registrations will be accepted without a library card but preference will be given to library card holders. Completion of the registration form does not guarantee a spot in the program. Successful registration applicants will be contacted starting March 28. For information please email or call 705-728-1010 ext. 7019.

Toddler Time Dates and Times: 

Tales for Twos Dates and Times:

Lego Robotics Ages 9-12

Registration is now closed.

Science for Homeschoolers: Bird Eggs

Our summer birds are coming back and nesting. Ever wonder what a black bird's egg looks like? Or which birds lay speckled eggs? Come to the library to explore the structure and appearance of bird eggs using a resource kit from the Royal Ontario Museum. Library staff will guide students to explore bird eggs and related topics such as laying, incubation and hatching of eggs. 

To register: Online registration begins Monday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. on our website:

Paws 4 Stories 

We're pleased to partner with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs to offer "Paws 4 Stories". There is evidence that children quickly improve their reading skills and comprehension, and gain confidence and self-esteem in their relationships with others by reading to a dog. The goal of this program is to connect children who are struggling with reading, social skills or personal confidence to practice reading in the safe, non-judgemental companionship of a dog. The Therapy Dog volunteers are not teachers and do not teach reading but will do their best to support the children as they read to the dog. Library staff, Therapy Dog volunteers and the children themselves will work together to find reading material for the child.

To register: visit an Information Services Desk or call 705-728-1010 ext. 7019 starting Monday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Paws 4 Stories Dates and Times:

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 5 from 1:30 - 2:15 PM