Children’s Programs

Posts about programs and events at the Library that are geared to children.

Tottenham Community Week & Cozy Music

TWCIt’s Tottenham Community Week! There’s something happening every day for Community Week. Find out more at their website, then come on out and get to know your community!

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NTPL is pleased to be offering FREE tickets to

Cozy Music

with Cosima Grunsky on Thursday, July 5th. This fun-filled concert for children is being held at the Tottenham Fitness and Community Centre at 10:30 am. Drop by your local branch of the library to pick up your free tickets! Can’t make it to the library in time? Never fear! Any tickets still available will be at the door.  Please note that all attendees require a ticket. Maximum 4 tickets per family.

See you there!

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NTPL’s Summer Programs for Children & Families

When you’re planning your family’s summer activities, keep NTPL in mind. We have a full line-up of programs and special events for children and families this summer!

TD Summer Reading Club

Sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club at any of our branches and get cool, free stuff. Challenge yourself to explore the fun of reading in your way and track your results to see if you can read more! Check out online activities at www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca to connect and share with others, read online books and join in online activities. Find out more about summer activities at your branch!


Cozy Music

10:30 am
Thursday, July 5
Tottenham Fitness & Community Centre
139 Queen Street North

A fun-filled concert for children performed by Cosima Grunsky. Limited free tickets available in advance at your local branch
when children sign up for TD Summer Reading Club at NTPL.
All attendees require a ticket. Maximum 4 tickets per family.


Lively Tales

Drop-in, Free

Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and a simple craft. Adult attends to encourage participation. All welcome.

10:15 am

Tottenham:    Tuesdays July 10, 17, 24, August 14, 21

Beeton:          Wednesdays July 11, 18, 25, August 15, 22

Alliston:         Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, August 15, 23

Lemonade Club

Drop-in, Free

Drop in for book tales, activities and make/take crafts. Yes! Lemonade is offered. Material geared for children 5 years and up. Free!

1:00 pm

Tottenham:     Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, August 16, 23


Family Friendly Movies

Free, drop-in family-friendly movies. Popcorn & juice provided! Titles of films to be announced.

2:00 pm
Alliston:                    Thursdays July 5, 12, 19, 26
Beeton:                     Friday July 20


Free Family Fun

Join us for board games, build with Lego and Hexbugs’ Habitat and more!

All Branches. Anytime. All Summer Long.

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TD Summer Reading Club

It’s that wonderful time of the year again, when school gets out and summer fun begins. NTPL is pleased to be part of the TD Summer Reading Club again for 2018.

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foxandkidWhat is the TD Summer Reading Club? We’re so glad you asked! It’s Canada’s biggest bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. It’s a free program co-created & delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada. TD Summer Reading Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. Inspiring kids to explore the fun or reading their way & building  a lifelong love of reading.

bearreadingWhy is it special?  Participation can happen anywhere – at local public libraries (like NTPL), at home, online, on the road… wherever summer takes you.

Kids (and their caregivers) get to explore recommended reads; track their own reading; connect and share with others across the country; read books online; join in activities; collect reading incentives; write jokes, stories and book reviews, and more.

What’s more, there are great resources for kids with print disabilities as well as for pre-readers and their families.

fox.pngHow Can I Be A Part of It? Sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club beginning Saturday June 16th at any of our branches and get cool, free stuff. Challenge yourself to explore the fun of reading in your way and track your results to see if you can read more!

Check out online activities at www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca to connect and share with others, read online books and join in online activities. Find out more about summer activities at your branch!

 

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Library Tips & Tricks: The NTPL Events Calendar

Did you know that the library keeps a calendar of events on our website? All our upcoming programs are posted in this calendar.

Library Home Page

Our home page www.ntpl.ca has a short list version embedded into it as shown in the image above. You can access the full calendar by clicking any of the following links, as demonstrated in the graphic below:

  • Click on the word Calendar (in the yellow box)
  • Click on the calendar graphic
  • Click on the word View
  • Click on All Events

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The calendar opens in the list view, which lists all upcoming events in chronological order. If you prefer to look at one month at a time, you can click on the Month View option to change to a calendar view of the current month.

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You can look ahead by selecting the month of your choice from the drop-down menu.

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The library catalogue is updated on a regular basis, so check back often to see what new events might have been added!

 

 

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Friday Family Films – It’s a PA Day!

Friday April 27th is a PA Day and once again, we’re offering up family fun with Friday Family Films. Join us at the Memorial Branch for Rio and Rio 2.

Rio 1 & 2Rio 1 will be playing at the Memorial Branch (17 Victoria St. E.) in Alliston at 10:30 am in the Women’s Institute (WI) Room.

Rio 2 will be playing at the Memorial Branch (17 Victoria St. E.) in Alliston at 2:00 pm in the Women’s Institute (WI) Room.

Please pick up your free tickets at the circulation desk in Alliston. Space is limited due to room size.

Juice and popcorn will be provided.

 

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Seedy Saturday a Success!

Saturday was our first ever Seedy Saturday. We would like to thank our co-organizers & co-hosts, the Beeton Horticultural Society and the Ontario Horticultural Society for their hard work in getting this event off the ground.

Thank you to our vendors, speakers and participants, and to our patrons who came out and supported this event. What a great day it was!

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Seedy Saturday

Seedy Saturday LogoNew Tecumseth Public Library is proud to be partnering with the Beeton Horticultural Society and the Ontario Horticultural Association to bring you Beeton Seedy Saturday.

This event features a seed exchange, vendors, kids activities, refreshments and door prizes. Expert talks on learning to start seeds, where it’s best to place plants, and how to rebloom hydrangea. The Simcoe County Solid Waste Management Mobile Education Unit will be on site with interactive games, as well.

This free event will be held at the D.A. Jones Branch of the New Tecumseth Public Library (42 Main St. W.) on Saturday, April 7th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Graeme Peters at 905 729 3726 or gpeters@ntpl.ca.

 

 

 

 

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Spring Programs for Children @ NTPL

Baby and preschool spring programs begin this week at  Tottenham, Alliston and Beeton branches. Free and Drop-in!

Baby Time

Language is fun! Get stated early and help your baby develop language skills with rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories for babies. Enjoy the social time, too!

2:00pm

Tottenham:     Tuesdays  April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22


Lively Tales

Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and a simple craft. Adult attends to encourage participation. All welcome.

10:15 am

Tottenham:    Tuesdays April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

Beeton:          Wednesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

Alliston:         Thursdays April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24

Alliston:         Fridays April 6, 17, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25


Board Game Cafe

Drop-in, Free

Join us for active fun and play life size Snakes and Ladders! Connect with others and play your favourite games or learn new ones. There’s a great selection to choose from or bring your own! All welcome!

3:30-5:00 pm

Tottenham:     Wednesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25

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Around New Tecumseth Family Day Weekend

Family-Day-PictureFamily Day weekend is fast approaching. Do you have any plans made? Here are some ideas of things you can do with your family next weekend:

Drop by your local branch of the New Tecumseth Public Library on Saturday to stock up on books, movies, magazines and more to get you through the long weekend! Bring some friends and enjoy a board game or play with our robot kits.

Join New Tecumseth for Family Day fun at the Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre, 139 Queen St. N., Tottenham on Monday, February 19 from 11 am-2 pm. Family fun for the whole family including games, gym activities, program samplers and free public skate times from 11 am-12:20 pm and 12:30 pm-1:50 pm

Nottawasaga Inn Resort is going Kid Crazy with a variety of Family Day Children’s Programs all weekend long. Festivities include their 4th Annual Family Dash Competition, inflatable jousting, movies, ice skating, a bonfire, treats and crafts! There are activities for kids of all ages.

The Gibson Centre has an art exhibit you may enjoy – Surfacing New Paintings by Graduating BMHS Students.

Drop by the Banting Homestead and learn more about Sir Frederick Banting, the man who discovered insulin.

Take in a movie at Circle Theatre or Imagine Cinemas.

Visit Bizzy Bee Indoor Playground at 169 Dufferin St. S.

Discovery more about our military at the Base Borden Military Museum.

Enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing or a nice long walk at Earl Rowe Provincial Park.

Enjoy the trails at Tottenham Conservation Area.

We’d love to hear your suggestions and ideas as well!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello babies, and young children! 

Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Memorial Branch (Alliston) is Lively Tales at 10:15 am.   It’s free and drop-in!  Come and join us for rhymes, songs, scarf play!
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Photo Credit: Two young sisters reading books in library. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
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