Collaborative Art Project: Celebrate Community 

image of people standing in the shape of puzzle pieceWe're connecting Ptbo, one piece at a time. Celebrate what makes our Community diverse and wonderful by adding your work to our collaborative art project during Ontario Public Library Week.

You can pick up a blank puzzle piece at the Mezz Information desk at the Library starting September 20, while supplies last.

Colour, paint, glue, or bedazzle your puzzle piece to represent what Community means to you, then return your finished art piece to the Library by October 17, to be included in our giant art puzzle.

The Peterborough Public Library offers a variety of free literacy-based programs for children of all ages throughout the year. See our regularly occurring programs below, or check out our Events Calendar for a full list of library programs.

Baby & Me

baby on back smilingSpend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect to other families and babies over Zoom. 

Each week Karen will lead songs, stories, bounces, and rhymes designed to support your child's development and learning. 

Each registrant will receive a box of materials to use for the duration of the program, to help you and your baby participate and have fun. 

When: Wednesdays, October 20 to December 1 from 10:30 to 11:30am
Where: Zoom
Ages: 0 to 12 Months with a Caregiver

The Fall session of this program is full. Check back for Winter session dates

Story Time @ Home 

Subscribe to receive weekly Story Time @ Home emails from Kelly! 

Each email will include videos of stories, fingerplays, felt games and songs, as well as links to other library resources to encourage a love of books and reading.

When you subscribe, be sure to add to your contacts to avoid your Story Time @ Home email getting lost in your spam folder. 

When: Tuesday mornings by email, September 14 to December 7
Ages: 2-4 years

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Story Time with Kelly

Let's get together in person for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun for you and your preschooler. We have designed this program to help expand your child's imagination and attention. We encourage children and adults to participate together.

The floor in the FOL Community Room is concrete, so please bring a blanket to sit on with your child.

When: Tuesdays, October 5 to November 30 from 10:30 to 11:15am
Where: FOL Community Room (COVID permitting)
Ages: 2-4 years with a Caregiver

The Fall session of this program is full. Check back for Winter session dates.

PJ Family Story Time

Large family laughing in pajamasOnce a month, gather as a family and take part in a PJ Family Story Time over Zoom!

Put on your PJs, gather your stuffies, and cue up the computer. We will share stories, rhymes and songs that will help everyone feel cozy and connected. After that, we will work on a special craft together!  

Take & Make activity kits will be available for pick up at the Children's Information Desk the week before the program. 

When: 6 to 7pm on Zoom
All Ages

 Grab & Go Craft Kits 

Visit the library every Saturday and bring home some extra fun with our Grab & Go Craft Kits for kids. Each kit contains the materials and instructions you need to make a fun craft or an activity at home.

Kits will be available Saturday mornings, on a first-come-first-serve basis, at the Children's Check-Out Desk starting September 11, 2021.

Ages: 4+ years   

  • October 9 - Turkey leaves craft
  • October 16 - STEM Hoop Glider
  • October 23 - Diwali Diya craft
  • October 30 - Halloween Spider
  • November 6: The Hungry Little Caterpillar

  • November 13: Pete the Cat

  • November 20: Rainbow Fish 

  • November 27: Owl Babies

  • December 4: Ninja's

  • December 11: Stars

  • December 18: Trees

Kids Book Club

The Kids Book Club will meet each month in the Story Corner to craft together, play games and share thoughts about our favourite books, genres, authors, and, of course, a few laughs as well!

When: One Thursdays each month, from 6 to 7pm
Where: Story Corner
Ages: 5-8 years

Tween Book Club

Each month we will meet virtually for some laughs and fun discussions around our monthly book club title. This program is a great way to get your Tween reading and talking about books! 

When: One Thursday each month, from 7 to 8pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Ages: 9-12 years

To Register:  Please email Kelly

PA Day Program

Patch has been out and about, and we have the pictures to prove it! Can you guess where he is?

Go outside this PA Day and take a photo of yourself in one, or all, of the spots Patch visited for a chance to win a prize! Check out images of where Patch has been on November 26.

You can earn one ballot for every location photo you submit.

Images must be uploaded along with your online entry form by 8:00 pm on Friday November 26 to enter the contest. We will randomly draw two winning names on Tuesday, November 30. Prizes will be available for pickup at the Children’s Information desk.

When: Friday, November 26, from 8 am to 8 pm

Summer Programs and TD Summer Reading Club

Spend your summer holiday with the library. Over the summer we offer a variety of programs, performances and free special events for families with children of all ages.

Check back in June 2022 for more information!