Fall 2020 Programming

Join us this fall for fun and safe programming for all ages! Look for monthly Take-and-Make activity bags and Baby Time and Family Story Time resources for parents to use at home. Individual branches may also offer live virtual programming based on demand and staff availability. Please speak to staff at your local branch for details and watch this page for updates and additions. In-person programming is not be considered at this time.  

Take-and-Make Activity Kits

Visit us in branch to pick up fun and educational kits to bring home. Based on community demand, kits for preschool, school-aged children, teens, and adults will be on offer at each branch. Kit contents include crafts, learning activities, and resource recommendations. Please speak to staff for local offerings.  

Story Time-At-Home

Missing our Story Times?  Pick up kits to use at home and keep an eye out for virtual programmes later this fall. Based on the American Library Association's Every Child Read to Read programme, our Story Time programmes provide parents and caregivers with tools to support early reading, writing, and math skills. For Story Time at home, pick up weekly handouts of songs, rhymes, activities, and tips for young families. Need some reading recommendations? By request, get a selection of up to 4 Story Time books picked out just for you. See branch for details. 

Virtual Visit with Kenneth Oppel

Join Wellington County Library in conversation with Kenneth Oppel to explore his newest book, Hatch. Fans left desperate for more at the end of Bloom will dive into this second book of the trilogy. Kenneth Oppel expertly escalates the threats and ratchets up the tension in this can’t-read-it-fast-enough adventure with an alien twist. This event is recommended for students aged 10-14. Classrooms are welcome to participate in this virtual Zoom event. Presented in partnership with Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

Tuesday, October 6 at 1:30 pm | Registration is required via www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca.

Olive and Fred Robins Junior Short Story Contest

 Love to write? Enter for your chance to win great prizes and get your writing published! Wellington County students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 are invited to submit their original short stories of 500-750 words. All submissions will be entered in a draw for a $50 Chapters Indigo card and a $150 cash prize will be awarded to the top stories. The winning stories will be made available on the library website and will be submitted to the Wellington Advertiser for publication.

Visit www.wellington.ca/shortstorycontest for entry beginning October 1. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on October 30. 




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