Programming at Home

Programming at Home

Join us for fun and safe programming for all ages! Look for Take-and-Make activity bags and Baby Time and Family Story Time resources for use at home.

 

Take-and-Make Activity Kits

With pick up, ask about our activity kits for preschool, school-aged children, teens, and adults. Contents may include a hands-on activity, activity sheets, and suggestions for additional library resources. Availability may be limited. Please speak to staff at your local branch for details.

Virtual Story Time

Join us virtually for live songs, stories, rhymes, and activities aimed at developing your child’s early literacy skills. Pre-registration is required to receive a kit and virtual meeting link. Please register with the host branch by phone or email. If your home branch is not Fergus or Puslinch, please let the hosting branch know upon registration.

Fergus Branch: Every other Wednesday beginning March 24 at 10:30 am
Puslinch Branch: Wednesday, March 10, 24 and April 7, 21, and 28 at 11:00 am

 

Virtual Author Visits with Eden Mills Writers' Festival

Join us in celebrating Canadian Children’s Book Week, presented in partnership with Wellington County Library and Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. Visit Eden Mills Writers’ Festival: In Your Own Backyard to register for these free events for school groups, online learners, and families.

 

Rock from the Sky Book Cover

On Tuesday, May 4 at 10:00 am, bring picture book creator Jon Klassen into your classroom or living room for a virtual reading of his latest book. A Rock from the Sky features Klassen’s characteristic deadpan humour and visual suspense in a collection of stories about a turtle, an armadillo, and a snake.

 

Thrive Book Cover

On Tuesday, May 11 at 1:30 pm, explore the thrilling conclusion of Kenneth Oppel’s The Overthrow trilogy. Join Oppel alongside WCL staff for a discussion of Thrive just as it’s hitting shelves! This engaging, science fiction adventure will appeal to older middle grade readers.

 

Other Story Time Resources

  • Spend some valuable family time with songs, rhymes and stories curated by your local WCL staff. Ask for a handout and try out our new Just for You bundle service for children’s materials your family will love!
  • Check out our collection of Wonderbooks for picture and early chapter books with a built-in speaker to read the book aloud and guide discussion and learning. WCL also has collections of animated picture books available for streaming or on DVD, and books with accompanying audio CD.
  • Watch pre-recorded Baby Time and Family Story Time videos performed by WCL staff. Stream at your convenience and watch them over and over! Visit the Wellington County Library YouTube Channel and subscribe or follow Wellington County on Facebook or Twitter for new videos.
  • For more virtual Story Times and author readings, check out Bibliovideo from The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Brightly Storytime from Penguin Random House, and Storyline Online. There are also many individual authors and illustrators sharing their books online, such as through the Twitter hashtag #operationstorytime.

 

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