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Kids Programming


All children's programs are being done virtually until further notice. Please email with any inquiries.

 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a library program that encourages local families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary -- two important tools when they begin learning to read in kindergarten.

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. Any book read (even repeats) by anybody counts.

Learning to read starts way before Kindergarten. Print and sound awareness, print recognition and vocabulary all come from listening to their parents talk and read to them.

Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you. What a great way to bond with your precious child curled up with you while you read together!

How does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten work?

* Register - At the Quinte West Public Library and take home your keepsake reading log.

* Track Your Reading - Each time you read a book with your child write down the name in your reading log.

* Show us Your Reading Log - When you reach 100, 250 and 750 books bring in your reading log, get a sticker and decorate our   display board.

* Reach 500 books - come to the library to collect a prize!

* Read More Books! - When you reach 1,000 books you will earn a certificate of completion as well as a free book!

There is even an iPhone app available online if you would prefer to track your reading that way!

It's easy!
3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books

 Online Storytime

Storytimes are being offered virtually every Monday at 10am (except for holidays) via our Facebook page. This program consists of a story read aloud, followed by a craft demonstration. This program is geared towards preschool aged children in terms of the complexity of the stories and crafts, however many older children enjoy the activities as well and are more than welcome to participate.

Show your library card and get a FREE craft kit (available at both locations while supplies last) in order to follow along with the videos. Craft kits do not include crayons, scissors, or glue. If you do not have access to those materials please let us know. No holds are available for the kits.

If you missed any of our storytimes, don't worry, you can view past videos HERE.

 Junior Age Programming (7+)

Once a month we offer a more complex craft kit for children ages 7+. Video instructions are posted to our Facebook page on the date of the activity. Show your library card and get a FREE kit, available at both locations while supplies last. No holds are available for the kits.

March 8th - St Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

Kit includes materials and ideas for setting up a scavenger hunt at home. Part Easter egg hunt, part Elf on the shelf, this kit will provide lots of family fun this St. Patrick's Day. Other St. Patrick's Day games and activities are also included. This is a group activity, so only one kit is needed per family.


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