Children’s Programs

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Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, guardian or caregiver, and should not be left unattended at the library.  It is the responsibility of the parent, guardian or caregiver to supervise and safeguard their children.

  • Regular Programs

    Storytime:

    Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:30 am.
    For children age 2 1/2 to 6. Stories, crafts, songs, group activities, and more. Different themes each week.

    Hugs, Snuggles and Rhymes:

    Fridays at 10:30 a.m. followed by sensory play or parachute play.
    Short stories, rhymes, songs and games for babies and toddlers.

    Readers are Leaders:

    This program is to help children develop their reading skills, with one-on-one attention from a library volunteer. Running for 6 to 8 week sessions, each about an hour in duration and held throughout the school year. Please note this program is for children from Kindergarden to grade 4.

    Parent/Child Drop in:

    Fridays 10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.  Public Health Nurse is available to discuss infant nutrition, growth and development, breastfeeding and other parenting issues. For more information call Renfrew County District Health Unit Family Intake Line: 613-735-8651 ext.589, or 1-800-267-1079 ext. 589.

  • Seasonal Programs

    Snospree ~ Fun filled games and activities during the winter time.

    The Forest of Reading Program ~ Read a selected group of books from your category, rate how you like the books, enter in monthly draws, & vote on your favourite book!

    March Break ~ Take a break from school work and come on in to the Library for some fun filled events & activities!

    Summer Programs ~ TD Summer Reading Club is put together with other activities; look for “Teen Night” during this event.

    Christmas Programs ~ Christmas & Winter Break activities.


Children’s Digital Resources

Early World of Learning
This is a leading online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary grades.  Offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colours, opposites, and more.

Little Pim
Language learning for little ones! Children will love following along with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda bear who serves as the “teacher.” Includes: Spanish, French, English/ESL, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese.

TumbleBook Library
For kids and those young at heart: Tumblebook Library includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English (such as French and Spanish), graphic novels and math stories.


Early Literacy Resources

Five Practices and the Early Literacy Components Support Each Other

Every Child Ready to Read

ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development.

Ready for Reading, Toronto Public Library’s Early Literacy (Birth to 5) program.

Early Learning And Child Care Renfrew County

Ontario Ministry of Children – Your preschool child’s speech and language development

Ottawa Parent Resource Centre

Zero to Three: What We Know About Early Literacy and Language Development


New Materials

Try out these titles or others from our library!

“Counting Our Way to the 100th Day” by Betsy Franco

“First Grade, Here I Come!” by Nancy Carlson

“My Brave Year of Firsts: Tries, Sighs, And High Fives” by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell

“Joe and Sparky Go To School” by Jamie Michalak

“Pinkalicious: School Rules!” by Victoria Kann

New Easy & Easy Reader Books

New Junior Fiction

Junior Francais Fiction et Non-Fiction

Junior Non-Fiction Materials

New Junior Magazines

Junior Movies and Music

New Brain builders

E-Books (on Overdrive)


Book Reviews

Have you read a book that you loved, and would like to let people know they should be reading it?

Want to warn people to stay away from a book you hated?

Need Ideas for books you should be reading?

(Reminder: All reviews will be approved for appropriate content and language before being posted. Be creative, get your meaning across without using inappropriate language.)

“Nation” by Terry Pratchett

“Mystery Reading Challenge” (a wrapped book)

I could not finish it because it was too boring.

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“House of Night” by PC & Kristen Cast

Reviewed by Donna

This series is great to start off of but, there is now 10 books so I find it starting to drag on.
I would still recommend this series to anyone.

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“Allie Finkles Rules For Girls Book Number 4: Stage Fright” by Meg Cabot

Reviewed by Keely

Fiction
Allie Finkles Rules For Girls Stage Fright is a very funny fictional book. Instead of chapters it goes by rules. Example: Rule one which is really chapter one says “It’s important to try to make your firends feel good about themselves as often as possible, then they’ll like you better. It’s a rule.” This book stars a 4th grade girl named Allie Finkle who goes to Pine Heights Elementary School. Her class is putting on a play called Princess Penelope and the Realm of Recycling that is based on what Allies class is learning in science. She wants to play the lead role of Princess Penelope but her best friend Sophie does to. What if Allie gets the part? Will Sophie be mad? It’s a matter of friendship and hatred when Sophie has an outburst at Allie. Do you think Sophie will be mad if Allie gets the part and she doesn’t? You’ll have to read the book and find out. If this book could be rated by stars, I would give it a five star rating because it is funny, only about 200 pages, and is extremely interesting. I would reccomend reading this book because it will blow your mind away!

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“Gone” by Michael Grant

Reviewed by Abby Rabishaw

Science Fiction
What would happen if everyone over fourteen just disappeared? Find out in Gone, the first of a new series, with a story centered around a battle of good and evil, a battle fought by kids. A good plotline, combined with fascinating characters, this book is a must read for all teens.

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“Whale Talk”

Reviewed by Donal O’Grady

A funny, inspiring story that brings out the true meaning of sports: to work unconditionally together, build lasting friendships and just plain have fun. A book well worth reading for its understanding of what it means to be part of a team.

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