Join in the fun! We offer a variety of children's programs every month. Find fun activities for your family in our newsletter.

April break fun

April Break crafts are now available at the library. Call the library at 905-834-6512 to reserve. You can pick up your kit during our curbside hoursAll craft kits have been quarantined for four days and were packed by staff wearing gloves. Instructions and most supplies included (some glue or common household items may be required). Available while quantities last.

There is a limit of 2 crafts per child. Each craft costs $1. Please have exact change ready at pick-up.

Looking for more crafts or activities? Check out our online programs below, our teen crafts, and our ongoing Take & Make crafts and programming!

Pop up rainbow
Pop up rainbow

Available Mar 25.
Ages eight and younger.
$1 per kit.

Felt bugs duotangs
Felt bugs duotangs

Available Mar 25.
Ages eight and younger.
$1 per kit.

Corduroy bear
Corduroy bear

Available Mar 25.
Ages eight and younger.
$1 per kit.

Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™: Coiled Turtles (For all ages)
Register for Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™: Coiled Turtles

Tuesday, April 13, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Register for the program, pick up your art supply kit prior to the event, and then join us for a live, online tutorial. Registration starts March 25. Call us for more details.
All ages. Free.

A Very Special Interactive Online Magic Show with Chris Pilsworth, Amazement Expert! (For all ages)
Register for the Online Magic Show with Chris Pilsworth, Amazement Expert!

Thursday, April 15, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Your family won’t want to miss this amazing interactive show! Registration starts March 25. Kits for the show will need to be picked up prior to the event. Call us for more details.
All ages. Free.

View 3-2-1 Weather Launch: Atmosphere Traveler with David T. Chapman
View 3-2-1 Weather Launch: Atmosphere Traveler with David T. Chapman

Available April 12 to July 12, 2021
Become your family's weather forecaster by learning to read weather patterns just from looking at the sky outside your window. Our travel guide, weather expert David T. Chapman, takes us on a journey literally from the ground up.

During COVID-19, the following programs may be suspended or offered in alternative formats. Please contact us for more information.

Tot time

Tot Time is a one-hour program with stories, crafts and finger plays for children ages two to five. Pre-registration is required. An adult caregiver is expected to stay with the child. 

Therapy Tails 

Therapy Tails is a fun way to encourage children to read. Every certified Therapy Tails dog is trained to sit quietly and listen while your child reads their favourite story aloud. Therapy Tails can help improve reading skills and enjoyment.

PD Day crafts

During school PD Days, we offer a variety of crafts and activities for children. 

Story time with Shelly

Fun, family story time for kids of all ages.

Music makerspace

Reserve your 30-minute time slot in the music makerspace. Music books, stands, and accessories are available. Call 905-834-6512 to book a time.

Class visits

From October to May each school year, we offer class visits for our local schools.

Are you a teacher in the Port Colborne area? Please contact us to register your class for a visit to the library. If you can’t visit the library, contact us and we will arrange to visit you!

Class visits include:

  • An introduction to the library
  • A tour of the Children's Room
  • Story time with a staff member

TD Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep children and teens reading throughout the summer months.

Summer activities

Watch for our summer activities flyer in mid-June.