Find our featured programs here. Creative writing, reviews, crafts, activities and more. View our newsletter for more programs and details.

Reviews and recommendations

Find new reads through our adult book clubs, teen reviews, and recommendations by kids for kids! Interested in participating? See the featured review page for details or contact us. Teens are awarded 5 community service hours for each approved review. Reviews and recommendations are published here and on social media accounts.

See reviews and recommendations

Book cover contest

Thank you to our Port Colborne community who participated in our Recreate a Book Cover Contest. We hope you had fun recreating the cover of your favourite book! Winners will be announced during the first couple weeks of January 2022. Stay tuned for the announcement on our social media accounts!

Free book giveaway

Thanks to the Port Colborne Optimist Club, we have free children’s, teen, and adult books to giveaway to our patrons! Available while supplies last. Ask staff about your free book!

Jigsaw puzzle exchange

During January and February, swap one of your jigsaw puzzles for one of ours. Don’t have one to swap? That’s okay! Just borrow one of ours, while supplies last.

ST.E.A.M. activity kits

Middle Ages (ages 6-12) available starting Monday. January 17, 2022.

Play and learn at the same time with STEAM activity kits! Standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, STEAM introduces kids to essential skills and concepts that are transferrable and useful across many aspects of life. These kits include 3 STEAM activities with instructions, as well as information about the STEAM subject. Kits are available while supplies last. No registration required. FREE.

Take & make kits

Did you know we have simple craft projects for families to take home and make together? You can pick up your kit during our curbside hours. Instructions and most supplies included (some glue or common household items may be required). Available while quantities last. FREE.

New in January: make a mini monogram

Cut out your initials and wrap colourful thread around the letters. Use your monogrammed letters to decorate your favourite room in your home! All the supplies are included.

Puffy paper bear patron photo
Gingerbread friend
Gingerbread friend

Ages five and older.

Mini monogram
Mini monogram

Ages six and older.

Online programs

Did you know we have a YouTube channel? You can watch follow-along craft tutorials, activities and story times. Some videos are only available for a limited time, so check back for any updates.
Author Talk: The Wolfpack by Peter Edwards & Luis Nájera
Register for Author Talk: The Wolfpack by Peter Edwards & Luis Nájera

Joined by award-winning Mexican journalist Luis Nájera, leading organized-crime author Peter Edwards' latest nonfiction book The Wolfpack introduces a motley assortment of millennial bikers, gangsters and Mafia whose bloody trail of murders and schemes gone wrong led to the arrival in Canada of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations: the drug cartels of Mexico.

This event is co-hosted by Fort Erie Public Library, Grimsby Public Library, Niagara Falls Public Library, Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Pelham Public Library, Port Colborne Public Library, Lincoln Public Library, St. Catharines Public Library, Wainfleet Public Library, Welland Public Library, and West Lincoln Public Library.

A link for the Zoom event will be emailed to you upon registration as well as in a reminder email 1 day before the event.