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Play, Learn and Grow...Together! Join us at Grand Valley Public Library!

***ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND DROP IN UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED***

It was a great Summer! If you wanted to watch our Summer Craft tutorials and Story time reads, click here

Fall Programs at a Glance

Baby & Toddler Time--Ages 0-3        

Storytime--Ages 3-5   

Cocoa Club--Ages 6-9 

Snacks & Crafts--Ages 10-12

Teen Connection--Ages 12-18 -- Please see our Teens Space link on the sidebar

To watch our virtual children's programming previously recorded click here!

***Programs do not run on No Bus Days***

All Programs are in person at this time, this could change at any time due to COVID.  Please follow us on social media and check our website regularly for any updates.  

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Fall/Winter Programs 2021

Baby & Toddler Time -Ages 0-36 months, Fridays 10:00am -10:45am Starting September 10, 2021

Sing along to songs, follow along with a story reading, poems, themes, fingerplays and rhymes for you to say along to your child. This interactive program is designed with the repetitive play concept in mind. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents/caregivers to make new connections in the community.

Click here to watch our Baby & Toddler Videos recorded previously. Watch it as often as you like, whenever you like if you cannot make it in for our in person programming!

Story Time -Ages 3-5 years, Fridays 11:00-11:45am Starting September 10, 2021

Follow along with us as we read a storybook; directed towards children ages 3-5.  It is also a great way to start early literacy learning by hearing words, letter sounds, and pronunciation. This program is designed to promote the love of books and reading. A small take away craft each day helps to develop the child's fine motor skill and we will do a little take away craft for little ones to work on fine motor skills and be creative.  

Click here to watch our Story Time Videos recorded previously.  Watch it as often as you like, whenever you like if you cannot make it in for our in person programming!

Cocoa Club - Ages 6-9 years, Tuesdays, 2 sessions first come, first serve 3:15pm-4:00pm & 4:15pm-5:00pm  Starting October 5, 2021

This after school program provides a variety of activities: enjoy arts & crafts, board games, techy concepts and more! Hot chocolate and a cookie snack makes it even more enjoyable.  This season we are offering 2 sessions as we have had to limit our participants during COVID, so if you cannot make the first session, come back for the next!

Snacks & Crafts - Ages 10-12 years, Thursdays 2 sessions first come, first serve 3:15pm-4:00pm & 4:15pm-5:00pm Starting October 7, 2021

This after school program will make kids think a little harder with bigger crafts, more detailed instructions and exploring different mediums, topics and technologies.  This season we are offering 2 sessions as we have had to limit our participants during COVID, so if you cannot make the first session, come back for the next!

Teen Connection (TAG) - Ages12-18 years, Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm

We welcome anyone ages12-18 to join us at the Library two (2) Wednesdays a month. Specialized Arts & Crafts, Guest Speakers, Movie or Games nights, Book Club and so much more!

  • October 6, 2021 Make your own stress kit
  • October 20, 2021 Teen Tasting Night
  • November 3, 2021 Teen Trivia Night
  • November 24, 2021 Essential Oils
  • December 1, 2021 Chocolate Wars
  • December 22, 2021 Ugly Sweater Party 

Decorate A Gingerbread House Kit

Take home a full Gingerbread Kit for $5.00 for your family to enjoy! Registration is by phone or in person at library only, after November 12th.  Kits will be available for pick up November 30th, and held until December 10th.  Payment upon pick up.   

Holiday Break Programs for Kids ages 6-11yrs

Looking for something for your kiddos to do during the school break, check out our programs below! The are all free! Registration is required and space is limited. 

The Holiday Cookie Club Tuesday December 21 2:00-4:00pm  Come and join friends to make some "no bake" sweet treats for the holidays and to take home some with you.  We will have holiday music, hot cocoa and festive cheer! Register here

BeDazzled Jewelry Creations Tuesday December 28th 2:00-4:00pm  Join us for an afternoon of jewelry making of all kinds! Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, you name it, you can make it here.  All supplies provided along with a small snack and drink.  Register here

Holiday LEGO Club Thursday December 30th 2:00-4:00pm  Have you been missing making LEGO creations at school with friends? Come to the Library for LEGO Club for challenges, building and games! Small snack and drink provided. Register here 

Grinch Story Time for ages 3-5 yrs 

Monday December 20th 11:00-11:45am

Join us for the reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and a small craft for smaller children and little hands!  No registration required, first come, first serve.

Community Storytime Reads

Listen along as a prominent Grand Valley Community Member or Business Owner personally reads a story aloud to you. Developed for children ages 0-5 in mind, but can be enjoyed by adults and older siblings as well! Learn about the people who work in our community everyday, and familiarize yourself with them by putting a face to their name. Follow along as we lead you throughout the community of Grand Valley. Everyone loves a good story and we hope we can strengthen and unite our community with this timeless tradition of bringing people together even while we 'socially distance' during a world-wide pandemic. 

Click Here to access Community Storytime Reads.

Resources available for kids

  • Chapter books for all levels of reading
  • Easy read books to encourage new young readers - ask us for assistance if you don't know which level to choose
  • Extensive non-fiction books for leisure reading and school research
  • Electronic resources and online databases
  • Videos, DVDs and Music
  • Two computers with educational programs for young children
  • Public computers with access to the Internet (parental permission required)
  •  Chromebooks available in your public library!

Chromebook

Upper Grand District School Board students can now use a Chromebook to do assignments after school, evenings and weekends. Come on in and check one out today.

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Contact Us

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