The front steps of the library are under construction and during this time the front driveway, front doors, and the book drop are unavailable. The St. Andrew Street and parking lot doors are open for library access. Materials can be returned in the library or to the temporary book drop at the Legion (207 St Patrick St.)

Programs for Kids

Children listening to a story

Our programs are...

  • Free!
  • Open to everyone, some require pre-registration
  • Hosted on and off site so check location details
  • Questions and concerns can be directed to Trish MacGregor

Whale of a Tale

Looking for ways to make learning to read a playful experience? Join us every Monday from 6:30-7:15pm for interactive storytelling, songs, puppets, crafts, and play. Just show up and have a great time making new friends while learning new skills with Trish!


All storytimes are drop-in. No registration required!

Baby Steps

Ages 6 to 20 months
An hour long program for infants and caregivers. This program includes a play time before story time giving families a chance to socialize and interact. Held in the Lower Floor Program Room. From 10:15 - 11:15am. 

Story Starters

Ages 20 months and up
An early literacy program that features early learning centres with activities to help children familiarize themselves with stories through play, talking, singing, listening and reading.  Held in the Auditorium from 10:30 - 11:30am

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies, a one-to-one reading program for school aged children. Children will have the opportunity to read to and play games with a trained volunteer.  Buddies are available for both French and English reading, depending on availability of French volunteers. This program is most effective when participants read together weekly, so children are encouraged to attend for the full 8 weeks.

  • Registration is required. Contact Trish at 519-271-0220 ext.140  
  • Program runs Tuesdays 4-4:30 or 4:30-5pm
  • Trained volunteers will listen, read, and engage with their buddies
  • Games and activities
  • Free, held in the lower floor of SPL
  • Caregivers must stay in the library during the program

Registration for the Summer session begins June 17th and runs through July/August. 


PLOW stands for Public Library on Wheels. Visit the PLOW page for programs and events coming to your area.