Programs & Activities

All programs will be held at the Main Library unless otherwise noted. Register at the Info desk, call 519-756-2220.

Weekly Storytimes

Dreamstime puppet

Snips & Tales (Ages: 2-5)

April 26th, 11:00am - 11:30am

Main Library - Children's Program Room

Saturday mornings are a great time to hear stories, sing songs, laugh with puppets and make a craft to take home with you. Drop in.


Books & Play (Ages: 2-5)

April 28th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Auditorium

This 45 minute program is divided into three sections of: storytime, playtime, and craft time. Come try our new approach on traditional storytime! This is a drop in program.

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Shake, Rattle & Read (Ages: 0-3)

April 23rd, 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Main Library - Children's Program Room

This weekly 45 minute program consists of rhymes, songs, bounces, stories and activities for you and your little ones.

It's also a great way to meet other moms! Drop in.

Dreamstime pyjama boy

Pyjama Time (Ages: 2-5)

April 23rd, 6:30pm - 7:00pm

St. Paul Branch

Almost ready for bed? Want to encourage your sleepy time imagination? Join us for a weekly family pajama storytime. Pajamas are encouraged, teddy bears are welcome and fun is a must! This is a drop in program.


Family Fun (Ages: 2-5)

April 24th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Library - Auditorium

Families, friends and children will enjoy a 30 minute program in a relaxed setting with rhymes, stories, songs and fun. Just drop in!


Born to Read (Ages: 0-3)

April 25th, 10:30am - 11:00am

St. Paul Branch

It's never too early to bring babies and books together. Come and meet other new parents and enjoy rhymes, songs, stories and bounces. This is a drop-in program.

Six-Week Registered Storytimes


Winter Session : Registration for the six-week storytimes begins on Tuesday, January 7th @ 9:00 AM. This session runs from the week of January 13 to February 21.

Spring Session : Registration for the six-week storytimes begins on Tuesday, March 4th @ 9:00 AM.This session runs from the week of March 17 to April 21.

To register by telephone for a program at the Main Library call 519-756-2220 and to register for a program at the St. Paul Avenue Branch call 519-753-2179.

Reading circle

Tales for Tots (Ages: 1 1/2 - 2 1/2)

April 23rd, 10:30am - 11:00am

St. Paul Branch

Tots and their caregivers will enjoy this 20 minute action-packed program filled with rhymes, stories, and songs.  NOTE: This is a drop-in program for six weeks. 


Twist & Shout (Ages: 2-5)

April 24th, 10:30am - 11:00am

St. Paul Branch

Shake it up, shake it out! Come and join us for this energetic program that includes music, movement and stories to enjoy. Registration required.

Reading circle

Tales & Tunes (Ages: 3-5)

April 23rd, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Library - Children's Program Room

If you and your child like to sing and dance and play musical instruments, this 30 minute program is for you!  Registration required.

Drop In Programs at Main


After School is Cool (Ages: 8-12)

April 28th, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Main Library

Discover your inner artist and scientist as you explore what you can create with the Library's new gizmos and gadgets. Make new friends, have a snack and hang out. For kids ages 8-12. Drop-in.

No program - April 21, 2014.


Kids’ Night Out (Ages: 6-12)

April 29th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Library - Program Room

Join us for an evening of creativity.  Try out the new electronic gizmos and gadgets at BPL.  We have Lego, we have crafts and we have ENTHUSIASM.  Make new friends, explore and create.  Drop-in.


Kid’s Chess Club (Ages: 9-12)

April 26th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Library - Community Room

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Here’s an opportunity for kids ages 9-12 to learn the game, or to practice the skills that you already have. A member of the Brantford Chess Club will offer basic  instruction and tips on how to improve your game. Drop-in.