Summer Programs and Events

Summer is coming 2018

Are you ready to spend another fun summer with us?  

We've got a lot of fun programs and events planned for kids of all ages and reading levels. Check out some of our programs below and bookmark our online calendar so you never miss an opportunity to hang out with us.

Summer 2018 Programs:

TD Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club
LAUNCHING July 3rd and running until August 17th
Find Launch details here.

Join Canada's biggest bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities.

Find out everything you need to know about joining the most exciting club this summer! 


Registration for July programs begins June 20th. Register in person or by phone (705-745-5382 ext 2381), tickets must be picked up in person at the Children's Information desk.

Storytime in the Park 

Tuesdays 10:30 am
All ages, Drop-in

Look for us this summer in natures most beautiful reading nook - a park! We will be popping up in various parks around Peterborough this summer for the ultimate storytime experience! Bring a blanket or chair, sunscreen, hats, water and friends. Weather dependant - alternate location in Storycorner at Main Branch PPL. 

July 10 - Riverview Park and Zoo Gazebo
July 17 - King Edward Park
July 24 - Roger’s Cove
July 31 - Jackson Park
August 7 - Nicholls Oval
August 14 - Millennium Park


Down to Earth presents “Oceans Alive”
Thursday, July 19th
2:00 – 3:00 pm in the FOL Community Room
Ages 5+
Tickets required. Space is limited.

Oceans cover two-thirds of our planet. This extraordinary ecosystem is an oasis for discovery! Grab your snorkel gear and sense of adventure as we delve into the world of uncountable and unimaginable species!

*FREE Tickets available in the Children's Area starting Wednesday, June 20th.

Kids IMPROV experience with Ray & Dan this program is now full
Wednesday, July 25th
10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the FOL Community Room
Ages 8+ 
Registration is required. Space is limited.*

Dip your toes in the Improv world with games and exercises that will have you thinking on your feet.

Drive-In Movie Night 
Thursday, July 26th
5:30 - 6:30 pm In the Storycorner
Ages 3-6
No registration required, but we ask that you come at the start of the program.

Who doesn't love the drive-in? We're turning our storycorner into our very own PPL Drive-in complete with a popcorn treat! Please bring a cardboard box and we will help you decorate it and get you ready for the movie.

5:30 -6:00 pm: We'll provide all the decorative detailing to make your very own “CARdboard box. 
6:00 pm: Drive on up and watch the movie: Franklin’s Reading Club (G) 12 min


Registration for August programs begins July 20th.
Register, or pick up tickets in person in the Children's Area or by phone 705-745-5382 ext 2381

Coding for Kids: Animating with Scratch

Wednesday, August 1st
in the FOL Community Room
10:00 – 11:30 am for Ages 6-8
2:00 – 3:30 pm for Ages 9-12
Registration is required. Space is limited. 

The Code Mobile presents this beginner level workshop offering learners the opportunity to express their creativity in a super fun environment, and learn about the different elements of a story, as well as basic coding principles. Using Scratch, a kid-friendly coding environment, learners will create interactive stories through animation!

The Code Mobile initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.

Kids can KNIT!

Thursday, August 2nd
2:00 - 3:30 pm in the Storycorner 
Ages 6+ 
No registration required, but we ask that you come at the start of the program.


Knitting is creative, relaxing, and fun! It helps children's intellectual development by using both sides of the brain! (Because both creative and math skills are used). Fun activities and hands-on help will be provided to guide children through learning the basic stitches.

Please bring your own knitting needles and yarn if you can. Needles and yarn will be available to use as well.

Paddling Puppeteer “Plugging into Nature”
Wednesday, August 8th 
10:30 am in the FOL Community Room
All ages. 
Tickets required. Space is limited.

Edward loves his TV, Facebook, and PlayStation. But one day, a squirrel chews the power line and he ventures outdoors and is able to make a connection to nature.

Funding for this program is provided through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

*FREE Tickets available in the Children's Area starting Friday, July 20th.

Hula Hooping with Basia

Thursday, August 9th
2:00 – 3:30 pm in the FOL Community Room
All Ages
No registration required.

Come and learn the basics of hula hooping with Basia and then give it a whirl yourself! Kids of all ages will enjoy this fun, interactive program and best of all, no experience is necessary!

PJ Storytime
Thursday, August 9th 
6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Storycorner
All Ages, Drop-in

Drop-In for kids of all ages.  Wear your PJs, and bring your family, friends, and stuffies to participate in interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. Includes a fun activity for the whole family!

Movie Night: The Breadwinner (PG 13) 97 min
Monday, August 13th
Movie: 6:00 – 7:30 pm 
Discussion: 7:30 – 8:00 pm 
FOL Community Room
No registration required.

Powerful, intense animated tale of life under Taliban rule. Based on the young adult novel by Deborah Ellis, it tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan.  As conditions grow desperate and forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana transforms herself into a boy and becomes the breadwinner.

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards 2017.

This movie is rated PG 13 for thematic material including some violent images.


Taking Care of BEES-ness with Kathy Reid-Naiman
Wednesday, August 15th
10:30 - 11:30 am in the FOL Community Room
Ages 5+  
Tickets required. Space is limited.

Songs, stories, tongue twisters and chants all about the benefits and importance of bees in our world. Learn about bee anatomy, beekeepers, the different kinds and colours of honey, types of bees and their social aspects. 

*FREE Tickets available in the Children's Area starting Friday, July 20th.


Groove Dance with Stephanie
Thursday, August 16
2:00 - 3:30 pm in the FOL Community Room
All Ages

Join Stephanie as she guides you through creative, playful and easy ways to move and groove! Family friendly and encouraged.