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Virtual Storytimes

Join Miss Ashleigh for storytime! New stories will be recorded and uploaded for you to watch at home. Check out “Storytime with Miss Ashleigh” on YouTube to see storytime, craft, and cooking videos.

Storytime with Miss Ashleigh on YouTube


easter bunny

An Evening with the Easter Bunny

Thursday April 14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

All ages. Registration required. The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Enjoy an Easter storytime, egg hunt, photo op and a take home Easter craft.

Earth Day Toy Swap

Saturday April 23, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Leave a toy - Take a toy! Earth Day teaches the importance of reusing products that are still in good condition. The Toy Swap will allow families to donate gently used toys in good condition and find a new toy that better suits their child's interest. Toys can be donated April 1 to April 22. No stuffed animals or puzzles please.

The Memory Tree: Discussion about death for children

Saturday April 30, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3+. Join Miss Ashleigh and Hospice Muskoka for our virtual storytime program. Death can be a challenging topic, whether it be of a pet or family member. This program will give children the opportunity to ask questions about death, why a family member is in hospital or what hospice care means. Registration and an email address required.

In-Person Preschool Programs

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Baby Time Ages 0-18 months
Mondays 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Join Ann Marie for 30 minutes of songs, bounces and noisemakes.

Toddler Time Ages 18-35 months
Mondays 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Join Ann Marie for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and a story. Perfect for little onew 2who love to wiggle and giggle.

Wild Things Wednesday Ages 3-5 years

Wednesdays 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Join us for some animal themed books, songs and craft.


Take-Home Activities

International Beaver Day
Ages 3 to 5
Friday April 8

Did you know that a beaver's teeth never stop growing? This kit will teach you interesting facts about beavers and includes a fun craft. Available at the Circulation desk.

TGIF Crafts
Ages 3+

TGIF continues! We have you covered for the weekend with our craft kits to take home and enjoy! The theme for April theme is recycling. Each kit will have all the materials necessary to make a craft at home. Kits are free with your library card on a first come first serve basis.

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


special 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.

Autsim Support Kits available!

Communications and Emotions Kit

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.

Calming kit

This kit will focus on feelings of anxiety and will provide devices and tools to help creat a sense of calm for children with autism. Borrow the kit for 3 weeks to try different tools, games and resources.

For more information contact the Library or ashleigh.whipp@bracebridgelibrary.ca

More 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