Library branches have reopened and we’re excited to see our youngest members browsing our shelves and picking out their favourite titles. Library staff are currently planning modified programs to begin this autumn and these plans will include social distancing and safety measures.
Ongoing Children's Programs
While our storytellers wait impatiently to see you again, we’ve checked out a few great online alternatives. Follow these links for read-along picture books for parents and children to enjoy together:
StoryTime with Haldimand County Public Library staff
TPOC Storytime – with Therapeutic Paws of Canada
The Internet has thousands of sites with amazing ideas for keeping your children occupied and learning. We want to highlight seven sites that we found particularly fun and engaging:
Virtual School Day Over 100 free live K-12 classes all day long, brought to you by Varsity Tutors.
Virtual Summer Camps Free half-day summer camps with enrichment-based classes in subjects like foreign language, chess, theatre, coding, and even Minecraft! Offered by Varsity Tutors.
Curio : (Educational programs, documentaries, audio and archival material from the CBC)
Virtual Museum Tours (includes many Canadian Museums you can tour from home!)
We’re impressed with all the unique creations contest entrants submitted this season. Enjoy viewing these masterpieces on the Library’s Facebook page. The prize draw will take place before the end of August and the winner will be notified soon!
OverDrive Audiobooks aren’t just for adults – there are hundreds of children’s titles available too!
Music Downloads and Streaming
Freegal offers thousands of song tracks by you child’s favourite artists, all available for free downloading or streaming.
Math Can Be Fun. Really. We mean it!
Tumble Math activities make a game of numbers and are educational at the same time.
- If you don’t yet have a library card number, simply complete the online email request form at the bottom of our Databases page, providing us with your full name and home mailing address, and we will issue you a card right away so you can get started.