Kids’ Programs

There’s always something happening for kids at the library!

Got questions? Get in touch! Call the library at 613-267-1224 or e-mail our Children’s Librarian, Ketsia Snider, at ksnider@perthunionlibrary.ca 

Click below for links to great activities, games, and resources for learning both online & offline. 

2020-2021 Programs

School-age 

OWLS Tutoring

Owls Tutoring offers free one-on-one help for children in Junior Kindergarten-Grade 8. Sessions run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during the school year. Registration is required. Registration is now open!

Please read this important information about changes to the 2020 program before registering.

Click here to register after you have read the fact sheet!

Reading Buddies

There will be no Reading Buddies for the 2020-2021 school year.

Read2gether Book Club

Read2gether is a monthly book club for kids ages 8-12 and a caregiver! Call 613-267-1224, come in, or sign up here to register.

Pen Pals

Sign up to get paired up with a local pen pal! Letters are exchanged through the library, so addresses are not shared, only fun! 

Early Years

Babytime & Storytime

Sign up here to have weekly Storytime with Ketsia videos sent right to your inbox!

 

EarlyON Playgroup

Playgroup is being held in a different space this year! For more information about the playgroup, contact Joyce at EarlyON, (613) 283-0095 x307 or visit crowlanark.com.

Outreach

Class Visits

Let the library come to you! We’re happy to make a personal visit to your class to chat about what the library has to offer, all the latest programs and books, and to answer any questions your students may have! Get in touch and we can make sure that your students get connected with a library card.

This year, we’re also offering book boxes for the Fall season in place of in-person visits to the library. Each month, a class with a regularly scheduled monthly visit will receive a new book box with an assortment of titles for all interests & reading levels!

Homeschool Hub

There will be no Homeschool Hub hosted at the library this year. We will re-evaluate in 2021.

Home Delivery

Perth Library Early Years (PLEY) Bags of children’s books are distributed to area playgroups in partnership with CROW.

Bags of books are delivered to Home Childcare Providers on a monthly basis.

Seasonal Programs

Seasonal programs will be re-evaluated in 2021. Stay tuned for details!

March Break

The library hosts programs from Monday-Friday of the March Break; pick up free tickets ahead of time to secure your spot! Explore the Makerspace, create crafts, participate in workshops…programs updated annually. Check back in January for details.

TD Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada.  It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading. 

The Perth Union Library participates every summer with prizes for kids and drop-in programs every weekday! Keep an eye on our summer site for details! 

Summer Literacy Program

The Perth & District Union Public Library’s Summer Literacy Program has been providing support to struggling readers for 30 years! Every Spring, teachers from local schools recommend students in JK-Grade 3 who need extra support in reading & writing. Children are then paired with secondary and post-secondary students for one-on-one tutoring, working together one hour a day over a two-week period.

One of the greatest barriers to children learning to read is low confidence. At the Summer Literacy Program, we aim to build confidence and change attitudes towards reading by making learning fun. Research shows that keeping kids reading over the summer months makes a significant difference in terms of maintaining reading levels between school years.

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