To ensure the safety of our members and staff during COVID-19, all of our programs will be delivered through a variety of online platforms or as take-aways from the library.

kid writingCheck out the winners from Patch's Colouring Contest and the Creative Writing Contest.

Patch's Colouring Contest Winners Creative Writing Contest Winners  

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 Laura 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. 

Ages: 0 to 12 Months with a Caregiver

Story Time @ Home 

Subscribe to receive weekly Story Time @ Home emails from Kelly!  Each email will have a video of stories, fingerplays, drama, felt games and songs, all based on a theme drawn from the book of the week! 

We will also include links to activities, craft ideas, and other library resources to help encourage a love of books and reading in children ages 2 through 4 years.

When: Fall session to be announced
All Ages

Subscribe to Story Time @ Home emails

PJ Family Story Time

Large family laughing in pajamasPut on your PJs, collect your stuffies, and cue up the computer, it's time to gather as a family and take part in a PJ Family Story Time over Zoom! 

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 July 6, 2021.

Ages: 4+ years  

  • July 3: Popsicle stick harmonica
  • July 10: Ice cream cone string game
  • July 17: Superhero clothespin magnet
  • July 24: Pool noodle boat
  • July 31: Firefly in a jar

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 on Zoom
Ages: 9-12 years

To register: Please send us an email

PA Day Program

Join us for the next PA Day!

Check back in the fall for more information.

Summer Programs and TD Summer Reading Club

cartoon child cartwheeling 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 out what's happening for Children this summer!

TD Summer Reading Club Children's Summer Programs