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The Whale In My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan

What would you do if you found a whale in your swimming pool? That is the problem faced by a little boy who races outside for a swim one day only to find a whale in his swimming pool! Even worse, the whale refuses to budge! He tries everything he can think of to get this whale to move. He even offers the whale his allowance! Finally the little boy makes the best of the situation and end up having a whale of a time. Raccoons always make the best of difficult situations. That’s because we always use our imaginations! Take care kids and keep your paws clean!

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Pumpkinfest - Saturday Oct. 28 at 10:30am

Join us and celebrate everything pumpkin at our first Pumpkinfest. There will be pumpkin games, pumpkin treats, and pumpkin prizes for the winner of our BYODP event, aka “Bring Your Own Decorated Pumpkin”. This is sure to be fun event for the whole family!


Programs & Activities - PRESCHOOL

The Fall Preschool Session runs 7 weeks starting September 12. Registration will take place at the program.

Preschool Programs

  • Intended to encourage and develop a love of reading
  • Free with limited space, registration required

Preschool Resources

Preschool storytime
  • Board books for babies and toddlers
  • Up-to-date parenting books
  • Great selection of picture books
  • Videos, DVDs and Music

tales for tots Tuesdays at 10:30-11:00 am

  • Enjoy short stories, rhymes, songs and colouring
  • Children 1 & 2 years old, with a parent or grandparent are welcome to register!

family Story Hour Wednesday or Thursday at 10:30-11:15 am

  • Enjoy a collection of stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft
  • Program is for children 3 to 5 years old

Programs & Activities - ELEMENTARY

Programs for kids

  • Intended to develop the habit of reading for a lifetime
  • No fee and registration is not required

Resources for kids

  • Chapter books for all levels of reading
  • Easy read books to encourage new young readers
  • Extensive non-fiction books for leisure reading and school research
  • Comprehensive juvenile reference books
  • Electronic resources and online databases
  • Videos, DVDs and Music
  • Public computer with access to the Internet (parental permission required)

After School Programs

    • CRAFTERNOONS - first and third Monday of each month, 3:45 - 4:45pm
  • Ages 6-12 welcome to join us for this creative craft program
  • LEGO BUILD on Wednesdays 3:45 - 4:45 pm
  • Various LEGO challenges. Bring your imagination! Ages 6-10
  • LEVEL UP PS4 GAMING on Thursdays 3:45 - 4:45 pm
  • Kids 10+ welcome to join in with the Library's PS4 gaming console. Snacks provided.
  • After School Clubs

    • BLING BLING- last Monday of each month, 3:45 - 4:45pm
  • Ages 9-12 who love everything fabulous! Create accessories using beads, glitter, sparkles & more.
    • RASCAL'S RANGERS - last Tuesday of each month, 3:45 - 4:45pm
  • Ages 6-10 will discover animals native to Muskoka. Crafts, snacks & activities. Please register in advance.
  • Liv4Learning: A Homeschool Trip Around the World

    • BPL is now offering homeschoolers a monthly trip around the world!
    • The first travel session will be Friday October 20, 10 - 11am. The country we will be exploring will be Peru.


    • Library version of the popular board game Monopoly offered during summer months
    • Self-paced game that encourages children to read books on a wide variety of subjects

    Forest of Reading

    • This program is in partnership with the Ontario Library Association and showcases great Canadian authors and illustrators.
    • The Library offers Blue Spruce for grades K-2, Silver Birch Express for grades 3-4