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Welcome Summer 2021!

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.

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

TD Summer Reading is here!

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TD Summer Reading Club 2021! Kids of all ages and reading abilities are encouraged to join the TD Summer Reading Club. Register for free at TD Summer Reading Club . Track your summer reading, access online activities, pickup your booklet at the library and collect stamps. Keep kids reading all summer!

TD Summer Reading Story Walk

The Story Walk will feature The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Canadian author Ashley Spires. Enjoy reading the story panels located in the Library garden.

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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. New titles for July & August include: The Raven and the Loon, Dojo Daycare, It's not all Rainbows, Kyle goes Alone and Ben and the Scardy Dog.

i can craft loon

Summer Craft Kits

Each week a different craft kit will be offered when children's material is checked out. The craft comes with all the materials needed to make the craft at home. There will be different crafts for ages 2-5 and ages 6 and up. Request one for each child at curbside pickup.

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.

virtual children's programs!

Rhymes & Bounces

Finger Rhymes & Baby Bounces

Action Rhymes & Counting


Cooking with Kids!

Join Miss Ashleigh in the kitchen!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Zucchini Bread

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Vegetable Soup

Easy Cherry Clafoutis

How to Use A French Press

Easy Chicken Soup

Easy Banana Bread

Easy Oatmeal

Easy Meatballs

Stewed Rhubarb

Tropical Smoothie


Simple Crafts (with things around the house!)

Little chicken craft

Spoon mouse craft

Bug on a tree craft

Turkey craft

Spider craft


Fun Facts about Animals

10 Fun Facts - Raccoons

10 Fun Facts - Bats


Ashleigh the Scientist presents...

Balloon Science- Repulsive Balloon Science

Balloon Science- Way Cool Water Balloon

Balloon Science- Stick It To Them


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

Little ones -

    Sing, clap, bounce, tickle, laugh and read together with your baby!

    Newborns to 18 months. Drop in program.

    music & rhythm -

      Let’s have fun and make some noise singing songs and playing a variety of musical instruments.

      Ages 2 to 5 years. Drop in program.

      family storytime -

      Children with parents or grandparents welcome to come sing, dance, play and listen to stories.

      Ages 3 to 5 years.. Drop in program.

      Toddler thursdays -

      We invite you to bring in your busy toddlers to join in songs, finger plays and musical instruments.

      Ages 13 months to under 3 years. Drop in program.

    Little van gogh go's -

    During this 6-week program, you and your child will explore a variety of music, movement and making some messy artwork! Program starts January 10.

    Ages 3 to 5 years. Registration required.

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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

      Public computer with access to the Internet (parental permission required)

      diy kids -

        Are you looking to use your creative side? Join us each week to create your own works of art using the variety of materials we supply.

        Ages 6-12. Drop in program.

        gamers gatherings -

        Do you like playing video games, but would like to play with others? Join us each week to play E rated games for the Wii or PS4. If there is a large attendance, please be prepared to take turns.

        Ages 6-12. Drop in program.

        twisted thursdays -

          Join us to find what crazy thing we are up to this week, like wacky science experiments, using cool tech or just doing something messy!

          Ages 6-12. Drop in program.


            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.