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Welcome back!

The Library and children's area is open for in-house browsing! In order to maintain physical distancing we are limiting the number of people in the children's room to 8. We ask that if you visit the library with your children and family members that you use the time to select some great books that you will take home to read.

Maker Mondays - Starting Monday September 13 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Do your kids have the Monday blahs? Join us at Memorial Park at 10:30am for Maker Mondays. The Library staff will be on hand with a cart full of craft materials to create and make. Weather permitting.

children's Stories in Memorial Park

The Library is excited to offer in-person children's programs in Memorial Park located on Manitoba Street. Registration is required for each program. Please call 705-645-4171. Programs will start at 10:30am, weather permitting.

Toddlers and Tots (ages 0 - 2). Join Ann Marie for 30 minutes of singing, playing and stories on Tuesday August 31, September 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Family Storytime (age 3 - 5). Join Ashleigh for songs, rhymes, dancing and stories on Thursday August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

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TGIF Crafts every Friday

Starting September 10. The Library has your craft project covered for the weekends with craft kits to take home and enjoy! Crafts are designed for children age 6 and up and are free with your library card.

I CAN Craft Bags !

This collection features a children's picture book by a Canadian author with an accompanying craft project, all in a lovely denim bag. At this time there are 5 different I CAN Craft books. Place a request on the book and when we call to arrange a time for curbside pickup, staff will ask how many craft kits you would like. Next time, request a different book with a different craft. Crafts include instructions and all the pre-cut supplies you need. Titles include: Itty Bitty Bits, My Head in the Clouds, My Teacher's Not Here, Giraffe and Bird and Dog Breath.

Grab-N-Go Bags for kids

If you are not comfortable with in-house browsing or do not have time to select books for you child, let the Children's Librarian shop the shelves for you. Provide your childs age, reading level and general interest and we will find 5 great books, put them in a bookbag and arrange for curbside pickup. Call 705-645-4171 or email ashleigh.whipp@bracebridgelibrary.ca

New Collections!

Bird watching Backpack

birdwatching bag

Calling all junior bird watchers! You can now borrow a Birdwatching Backpack complete with binoculars, a bird guide, activity sheets and bird seed with your library card. Search the catalogue and request online or call the Library at 705-645-4171.

Checkout a PS4 Gaming Console!

The PS4 console system and 2 controllers is now available to for checkout with your library card for a one week loan. The Library also has great PS4 games for loan.

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Autsim Support Kit (Communications and Emotions)

The Library is excited to offer families a curated kit that is designed to address the communication and emotional needs of children with autism. It includes a variety of activities, games and resources. Thank you to the Friends of BPL for supporting this initiative. For more information contact the Library or ashleigh.whipp@bracebridgelibrary.ca

virtual programs!

Visit the Library YouTube channel Storytime with Miss Ashleigh for virtual programs including storytimes, rhymes and bounces, cooking class, craft projects, animal facts, and more.

Miss Ashleigh's YouTube channel

Cooking with Kids!

Join Miss Ashleigh in the kitchen!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Zucchini Bread

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Vegetable Soup

Easy Chicken Soup

Easy Banana Bread

Easy Oatmeal

Easy Meatballs

Stewed Rhubarb

Tropical Smoothie

 

 

Fun Facts about Animals

10 Fun Facts - Raccoons

10 Fun Facts - Bats

 

Programs & Activities

Preschool Programs

Intended to encourage and develop a love of reading

Preschool Resources

      Board books for babies and toddlers

    Up-to-date parenting books

    Great selection of picture books

    Videos, DVDs and Music

Programs & Activities - ELEMENTARY

Programs for kids

    Intended to develop the habit of reading for a lifetime

    Resources for kids

    Chapter books for all levels of reading

    Easy read books to encourage new young readers

    Non-fiction books for leisure reading and school research

    Comprehensive juvenile reference books

    Electronic resources and online databases

    Videos, DVDs, audiobooks, Playaways and Playaway Views