Toddlers at the Library

toddlerWe’re just finishing up with babies this fall, and now it’s almost time for Toddlers again! We love when these little ones come for toddler time—sessions filled with stories, songs, rhymes, and even some American Sign Language!

If you have a child aged 1-2 years old, we’re taking registrations beginning Wednesday, October 19th, for our Thursday morning sessions that start on November 3rd. Each session will last about 25 minutes, and is a great transition between babytime and storytime. It’s all about learning some literacy skills, and having a great time at the library.

These sessions tend to be sort of small, so if you’re not a fan of the big groups (like babytime and storytime), this might be a nice way to introduce your child to the library, and to get out of the house. Give us a call this week, or drop by the library to sign up in person. We can’t wait!

The Toddlers are Coming!

It’s almost July, and that means we’re getting back into programs again. This month, we’re starting registration for our Toddler sessions on Thursday mornings at 9:30am, for children aged 1-2 years old. This is always a fun morning, full of wiggly toddlers who will have fun listening to stories, learning some sign language, and getting in a few secret early literacy skills.  It’s also fun for the parents, and you’ll have lots of time to check out items after the session.

Please drop in or give us a call to register so that we can save you a space. The program is a great transition for kids coming from babytime, who aren’t quite ready to jump into Storytime with the big kids. If you have any questions, give us a call at 257-2702 or drop in to get more information.

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New Programs at the Library!

Starting in January, we have a whole host of new programs on the schedule. There are book clubs, craft nights, workshops, and much more. You can drop in right now to pick up the 2016 Winter Newsletter for adults and teens, and take the new children’s Newsletter at the same time. There’s something for everyone!

20151209_161258You’ll notice we have the regular storytime beginning again. This session, we’ll also have Toddlers, and a little later on, babies again! Our French storytime session will start up on Fridays again, and we’ll have things to keep the kids entertained on PA days all winter long.

If you’re wondering about March Break, you’ll have to wait a few weeks, but we’ll let everyone know when we have that special schedule out. And if you have young crafters, make note of the registration dates for Valentine’s Craft Night, and Spring Craft Night. These fill up fast, and they are always popular! We’ve already started Forest of Reading®, so register early and begin reading right away!

20151209_161247Our adult and teen programs are even more exciting for 2016!

Starting with teens, we’ll begin our Nerd Herd Teen Book Club again in January, and run it through May. We’re also gearing up to celebrate Rock the Drop again in April for Teen Literature Day….and keep a lookout for a few special new programs for teens a little later on.

For adults, we’re starting up the VERY popular tech training again, as well as our adult book club. But if you’d rather take part in a different type of book club, we have one to bridge the generation gap! (It’s a lot of fun, and it gets everyone involved.)

If adult colouring is more your thing, we’ve got plenty of great colouring pages ready for winter. See all of the details above, or drop in to pick up your own copy (it’s super clear, and has a lot more detail).

20151209_161240The BIG fun happens with our workshops this winter. We’ve got creativity fun, social media info, and money workshops for women. We’re also excited about a special astronomy talk with Frank Hitchens in January that you won’t want to miss!

If you want to know more about any of these great programs, drop by the library, take a gander at our online catalog (http://olco.canlib.ca/client/cp), or give us a call at 257-2702. It’s going to be an exciting winter….even if we don’t get any snow!

We’re Getting Ready for Toddlers!

It'sNow is the time to sign up for Toddler Time!  We didn’t run this program in the fall, so we’re excited to get back to it. We miss our toddler friends!

If your child is 1-2 years of age, join us Thursday mornings starting January 14th at 10:00am. This will be a fun 6-week session full of songs, stories, and early literacy skills in a fun environment. Get a library card and take out books at the same time.

Registration is open now, and spaces are limited, so call early to reserve your space. 613-257-2702

Toddler Time at the Library this summer!

Yes, we’re getting ready to do it again—Toddler Time at the library!

toddlersummer posterJoin us on Thursday mornings at 9:30am for stories, songs and fun! No registration required.

This program is for children aged 1-2 years of age, and runs for six weeks. If you miss this one, don’t worry….we’ll have another one this fall. This is a great transition for little ones graduating from Babytime…

Calling All Toddlers!

We’re finishing up with our first babytime session of the year, and gearing up for Toddler Time starting next week. If you have young ones aged 1-2 years of age, drop by on Thursday morning at 10am for the first in our six-week session! It’s going to be a fun time, filled with songs, stories and much more.

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No registration is necessary, and your child can be a little older (or a little younger), if you think they’re ready for this session. We do a bit of baby-sign, and the format is quite different from babytime, so it might be a great cross-over before they’re ready for storytime.

Each Toddler Time is about 25 minutes long, and you have plenty of time to chat with other parents, choose books, and let the children socialize. It’s a great chance to get out of the house and do something a bit different. All of our children’s programs are quite popular, so we’re hoping this session will be as much loved as some of the other ones. Yay, Toddlers!