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.

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 (Ages: 0-6)

November 21st, 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.

EarlyON Pop-up

EarlyON Pop-Up

January 20th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

Join us during the BrantFACS EarlyON Pop-Up 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.

EarlyON Family Drop-In

EarlyON Family Drop-In (Ages: 0-5)

November 19th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

Parents/caregivers and their children can learn about healthy pregnancy, breast feeding, healthy child development, attachment, school preparation, and more. In partnership with EarlyON Family and Child Centre.

EarlyON for Grandparents and Grandchildren

EarlyON Drop-In for Grandparents and Grandchildren

December 4th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Main Branch

Grandparents and grandchildren, let’s play, sing, and have fun while learning and making friends! In partnership with Brant Family and Children’s Services.

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. Programs run from September 9 to November 29, 2019.

STAR storytime

STAR Storytime

November 18th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Branch

Your child is a STAR! Join us for a fun, interactive storytime based on the Every Child Ready to Read® early literacy program, where we incorporate the elements of Singing, Talking and Reading into our fun activities.

Get ready for kindergarten

Get Ready for Kindergarten (Ages: 3-4)

November 19th, 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Main Branch

Preschoolers ages 3+ will enjoy this Kindergarten readiness group focusing on Pre-K skills and activities. Parents are asked to remain in the library during the program while their child participates independently.

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

You may only register for ONE of the following sessions:

Session 1 - Runs from October 8 to November 26

OR

Session 2 - Runs from October 9 to November 27

Register Online

Baby & Me

Baby & Me - Main Branch (Ages: 0-2)

November 20th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main 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.

Baby & Me St. Pauls

Baby & Me - St. Paul Branch (Ages: 0-2)

November 21st, 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.

Little Movers

Little Movers

November 21st, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Branch

Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this storytime perfect for active young children. We’ll explore great stories, songs and some creative movements that are fun for all!

Sandbox science

Sandbox Science

November 22nd, 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.  Programs run from September 9 to November 29, 2019.

STEAM Club

Kids STEAM Club (Ages: all)

November 19th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

This club welcomes kids 6+ who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to explore different tech toys and activities. Kids will have a chance to create, build, solve and play in this fun, hands-on and interactive program. You can’t spell STEAM without TEAM so bring a friend and work together to solve problems and complete challenges!

Cardboard Creations

Cardboard Creations (Ages: all)

November 20th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Branch

Think out of the box to create something unique with cardboard and other everyday items. Use your creative thinking and your making skills to try a new cardboard creation challenge every week!
 

Little Picassos

Little Picassos

November 21st, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

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+)

November 30th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Members of the Brantford Chess Club offer basic instruction and tips on improving your game.