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. 

Books & Play

Books & Play

September 10th, 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.

Baby & Me

Baby & Me - Main Branch

September 12th, 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.

Family Fun

Family Fun

September 13th, 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.

Get ready for kindergarten

Get Ready for Kindergarten (Ages 3+) (Ages: 3-4)

September 11th, 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Main Branch

Preschoolers ages 3+ will enjoy this Kindergarten readiness group focusing on curriculum milestones. Parents are encouraged to leave the room, but may observe their child from outside our glass program room. Registration begins Sept. 4 for this 12-week program. 

Online registration required, if you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220.

Register Online

Baby and Me

Baby & Me - St. Paul Branch

September 13th, 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.

Sandbox Science

Sandbox Science

September 14th, 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. 

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.  

Teensyeah

Kids Night Out

September 11th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Discover new ways to be creative with STEM. Join us for this Makerspace group focusing on learning and collaboration, while playing with Ozobots, Snap Circuits and more. 

Maker Shop

Maker Shop

September 12th, 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.

Little picassos

Little Picassos

September 13th, 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!

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

September 22nd, 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 & Parenting Support

All Family 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).

EarlyON family drop-in

Stay & Play EarlyON Family Drop-In

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

Main Branch

Come play and learn through activities that foster children’s expression and readiness to learn and promotes a strong foundation for lifelong learning. In partnership with Brant Family and Children’s Services.

Brant County Health Unit Family Drop-In

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

September 6th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

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

EarlyON Pop-up

EarlyON Pop-Up

September 11th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Branch

Join us during the BrantFACS EarlyON Pop-Up’s for a chance to engage and connect with others in the community while developing a sense of belonging. You and your little one will have an opportunity to participate in play based learning that is fun and engaging while also being connected to a registered
Early Childhood Educator.

Parachute Program

Parachute Program (Ages: 0-12 months)

September 10th, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Main Branch

If you are a mom with a baby, age 0 to 12 months, transitioning to parenting, feeling overwhelmed and in need of emotional support 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.

Note: This program will be taking a break for August and will return on Monday, September 10th.