Online Children's Research Tools
Elementary school students, Grades 1 to 8, can drop-in for homework help with a university student volunteer from the Laurier Students for Literacy Club. Please e-mail LSFLclub@gmail.com for more information.
Runs from September 30 to November 28, except when closed October 14 to 18 for University Reading Week.
Winter session runs from January 27 to April 2, except during program breaks from February 17 to 21 for University Reading Week and March 16 to 20 for March Break.
Improve your child’s French reading skills by pairing them with a French Immersion High School student. For Grades 1 to 3. In partnership with the Canadian Parents for French - Brantford Chapter.
To register or for more info: E-mail email@example.com
Sundays / October 20 & 27, November 3, 10, 17 & 24, December 1 & 8 / 1:30 p.m.
Sundays / February 23, March 1, 8 & 29, April 5 & 19 / 1:30 p.m.
Borrow a Kit
Get creative and take your learning to a whole new level with our Maker Kits. Explore circuits, coding, robots, sewing and more.
Book small/large group class visits to the Library, book the Digital Lab, drop-in to use the 3D printer, borrow library materials including Curriculum Kits, book a Study Room or drop-in to find a study nook in the Library!
Class Visits and Outreach
Class Visits at Your School
Pop-Up BPL Storytime @ Your School (20 - 30 minute in classroom library visit.)
We bring the Brantford Public Library to your kindergarten classroom with our Welcome to the Library Storytime!
This fun and interactive Storytime will get your students excited about reading. Students will also learn all about sharing and see the different types of things that can be borrowed at the library – we have books and much more!
We want every kindergarten student to know that the library is a place for family learning and play in the community. To schedule a FREE Kindergarten Welcome to the Library Storytime, use the ‘Book this Workshop’ online form.
Class Visits at the Library
Grade 5 Technology Workshop (2 hour in library class visit)
Bring your Grade 5 class to the Brantford Public Library’s interactive technology workshop! With hands on learning opportunities, we make technology fun and accessible for every student.
Students will explore the concepts of coding and electricity using our maker toys like Ozobots and circuit boards. Students will also have a chance to learn about new and exciting technology available to them at their library.
Our technology workshop will give your students the confidence to be curious, play and learn with technology. To schedule a FREE Grade 5 Technology Workshop, use the ‘Book this Workshop’ online form.
Don’t see an option for your class? Other class visit requests may be accommodated depending on availability. For class visits to the library please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For library visits to your classroom please contact email@example.com.
We love being part of the community! From literacy nights to community festivals, we want to personally welcome everyone to the library and let them know about our wonderful programs, services, and collections. Please let us know if you want us to visit your event or organization. To book this program, please contact Valeria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curriculum kits are bags filled with up to 20 items that follow the Ontario Curriculum. Children can use these kits to assist their learning in a variety of subjects, such as language development, animal life cycles, simple machines and more. Each kit includes items like flashcards, Playaway Views, DVDs and books.
Kits are available on a first come first serve basis. 1 kit can be borrowed per library card for a loan period of 6 weeks. There are no holds or renewals on kits. Late kits will be charged .10 cents/day per item up to a max of $2.00 per item. Replacement fees will apply for any item that is lost or damaged in the kit. Curriculum Kits must be returned to a service desk at either the Main or St. Paul Branch location. Kits must not be put into the Book Drops.
See the complete list of Curriculum Kits.