Programs

Programming

Espanola Public Library has several types of preschool storytime programs, as well as programming for March Break, Ontario Public Library Week, the Summer Reading Club, and various special events.  Contact the staff for scheduling and fee information, at 705-869-2940, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

View what happens at library storytimes here.

Senior Ipad Borrowing
The Espanola Public Library offers iPads for loan to senior members of the library. This service entails a 3 week
loan period to those who wish to borrow an iPad.

Babies, Books & Tales

This program is for children from birth to 23 months of age.  Exposure to the rhymes and music can help introduce very young children to books and reading.  We do this with traditional rhymes, basic finger plays, tickles, bounces and activity songs, as well as circle activities that utilize both large and small motor skills.  This program runs for 20 minutes.  Parents or caregivers work with their children, which helps build the bond between them.

Toddler Time

This is an interactive program for parents and children two years of age.  A parent and/or caregiver is required to attend each session with their child.  Sessions are six weeks in duration.  Each session is approximately 30 minutes in length, consisting of stories, games, finger plays, songs, and rhymes. Toddler Time is designed to help children feel comfortable with the library, develop an enjoyment of books and reading, and appreciate the beauty and rhythm of language.  We encourage parents and children to select books together each week to take home and enjoy.

Story Hour

This program is for the preschool child of three to five years of age.  This weekly program runs for 45 minutes.  Each week, children enjoy free play, crafts, finger plays, circle games, singing songs, listen to stories, and interact with other children.  One of the main objectives of the Story Hour program is to foster your child’s interest in books and reading.

Family Time

Families join us for a half-hour of fun with language, including songs, story telling, and finger plays.  Parents and/or caregivers attend with children under six years of age.  Sessions are six weeks in duration.  Family Time is designed to help children become comfortable with the library, develop an enjoyment of books and reading, and appreciate the beauty and rhythm of language.  We encourage parents and children to select books together each week to take home and enjoy.

Family Playtime

Come to the library and share some fun time with your child/children, and meet new people.  This is a drop-in session, for children under 5 and their parents or caregivers.  Toys, puzzles, games and books will be available for you and your child to enjoy. Each session will include a story read by a library staff member.

Tadpoles & PJ Tales

Every last Wednesday of the Month from October 2017 to March 2018, 6-8pm
6:00-7:00pm: Tadpoles Swim
7:00-7:15pm: Tadpoles change into PJs
7:15-8:00pm: Store time and Activities in the Library

Parents $5.94 tax included, FREE for children under 6 years.  Children over 6 years, $5.37 tax included
(All children under 6 must be accompanied into the water with an adult)

Family Time Pool & Play

Wednesdays until December 6th 2017
9:15-10:45am: Drop-in for stories and songs in the library meeting room (FREE)
10:45-11am: Change into swimsuits
11-11:30am Water safety lessons with songs and play

Parents $8.48 drop-in, includes tax. Children under 4 are free and must be accompanied by an adult.

 

TD Summer Reading Club (pdf)