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PLEASE NOTE: Public Internet Computers and Wireless Access will be unavailable on Sunday, September 24th at the Downtown Branch, while we upgrade our network. The Painswick branch will have all services available.

What's Happening

What's Happening

Children and Teen programs 

Check out the Library calendar or our newsletter for information on our events for all ages, or click on the links below to narrow down your calendar search to programs for kids or teens

Please Note: Parents are reminded that they must remain in the library if their child is under the age of 10 years old.

Registered Toddler Sign Language

Click here to register for Toddler Sign Language (Downtown, Fridays September 15 to October 6, 11:00-11:30am), starting September 5 at 10:00am or call 705-728-1010 ext 7019. This program is in partnership with Deaf Access Simcoe Muskoka.

Registered Programs

Registraion for the following programs will start Monday September 11 on this webpage. For more information, email the library or call 705-728-1010 ext 7019. We have many Drop-in Storytime options that you are welcome to attend.  See the Library Calendar or the newsletter for more details. (Note: Toddler Time, Tales for Twos, and Time for Threes all use the same registration form)

Regstration for Paws4Stories is available by emailing the library or calling 705-728-1010 ext 7020. Online registration is not available for this program.

Homework Club

Our drop-in Homework Club will be available for students in grades 1-8 starting September 11th. It will run Downtown on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm, and Thursdays at Painswick from 6:30pm-8:00pm until November 9th. Run by Laurentian University students in their Education program, kids will be able to finish their homework and play some fun educational games and activities. See the Library Calendar for more details.

Tinker Lab

BPL's Downtown Tinker Lab will be open weekends until the end of December. The Painswick branch will also be offering fun tinker activities every Saturday and Sunday. Come play with robots, magnatiles, do some coding, or watch our 3D printer. Please call 705-728-1010 ext 7019 to ensure the Tinker Lab is open if you are planning a special visit.