Programs for Preschoolers and Parents 

Check out a listing of current programs below. 
The Library also offers tutoring and homework help programs. Information on those programs can be found under the Homework Help tab.

For further information on any programs, call 519-756-2220.

It's Storytime!

Programs are Drop in (unless specified) and children of all ages are welcome but programs are geared to children ages 0-6. 


Family Fun

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

Main Branch

Let's all read together! Parents, grandparents and caregivers will enjoy stories, puppets, songs and more with their toddlers and preschoolers.


Books & Play

November 27th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Branch

It's time to move! Let's jump and groove while we share stories, songs, play games and get active.


Get Ready for Kindergarten (Ages: 3-4)

November 28th, 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Main Branch

Preschoolers ages 3+ will enjoy this kindergarten readiness group focusing on curriculum milestones, STEM learning, and social skills. Registration is required for this 6-week workshop. Registration begins September 5.

Session 1: September 12 to October 17

Session 2: October 24 to November 28


Baby and Me - Main Branch

November 29th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Branch

Babies start learning early literacy skills right from birth. This baby storytime focuses on baby-parent bonding, rhythm and rhyme, and interactive stories and songs. After storytime, stay and play with us and meet other families.


Baby & Me - St. Paul Branch

November 23rd, 10:30am - 11:15am

St. Paul Branch

Babies start learning right from birth! Join us for this baby storytime focusing on baby-parent bonding, rhythm and rhyme, interactive stories and songs. After storytime, stay and play with us and meet other families.

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Sandbox Science

November 24th, 10:30am - 11:15am

St.Paul Branch

Join us for our interactive STEM storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and a hands-on activity. Note: No program on November 3rd.

School Age (or All Ages) Programs 

All programs are Drop In and children of all ages are welcome but programs are geared to children ages 4-12.  

Tech Free Family Night

Tech Free Family Night

November 27th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Turn off your technology and make Mondays your tech free family night. Join us for STEM activities, crafts and games based on our book of the week. Take the tech free fun home with a selection of great read-alike books to choose from.


Kids Night Out

November 28th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Discover new ways to be creative with STEM. Join us for this Makerspace group focusing on learning while playing with experiments, challenging puzzles, and collaboration.

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Maker Shop

November 29th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Think it, try it! Experiment with unique technologies, learn the basics of block coding, complete challenges with robots or build simple circuit projects.

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Little Picassos

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

Main Branch

The creations of your imagination come to life with art! Experiment with creative making, crafting, and painting. Come dressed to get messy!

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BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

December 2nd, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Here’s an opportunity 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. Just drop-in! 

Family Drop-In

All programs are Drop in and children of all ages are welcome but programs are geared to children ages 0-6.  These programs run all year (except when the library is closed).

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Brant County Health Unit Family Drop In (Ages: 0-5)

November 23rd, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

Parents and their children can learn about healthy child development, school preparation, positive parenting, attachment, breast feeding support, and healthy lifestyle choices. In partnership with the Brant County Health Unit.

Note: Program runs until Thursday, July 13th and will resume on Thursday, September 7th.

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Stay and Play Best Start Family Drop-In (Ages: 0-6)

November 23rd, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Branch

Come play and learn through activities that foster children's expression and readiness to learn and promote a strong foundation for lifelong learnig. In partnership with the Family Counselling Centre of Brant.

Note: There will be no program on July 27, August 24th and August 31st.

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Parachute Program (Ages: 0-1)

November 27th, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Main Branch

If you are a mom who is in need of emotional support and have kids aged 0-12 months, this group is for you! A light lunch is served and a free taxi is available if needed. Call Jane at 519-755-9482 for more information. In partnership with Kids Can Fly.