Children's Programs

The library offers different Children Programs each month.  Please check back often to see what is coming up.  

Virtual Story Time - Tuesday at 10am on Facebook and Instagram
Filled with crafts, sing-alongs, and exciting stories, our virtual Story Time program is perfect for the little one in your life! Watch the weekly story time video on GPL’s social media pages and YouTube channel, featuring a new children’s book, fun fingerplays and songs, and a simple and exciting craft! Pick-up a Story Time kit every week so you can follow along at home! Email jennifer.whipp@gravenhurst.ca for more details or to schedule a curbside pick-up.

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See the Summer Programming Brochure 

 All Summer
 
 Fairy Fun

Fairies are coming to the Library! Stop by our garden to take a peek at our Fairy Village, search for two hidden geocaches, write letters to the fairies and they'll write back, and register for your own fairy door DIY craft!

All Summer

Starts July 5

All Ages

Call or email to reserve your kit

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 Story Time

Our preschool Story Time is perfect for the little one in your life! Watch the weekly video on YouTube or social media featuring a new story, silly songs, and a fun craft! Call or email to reserve your Story Time kit each week!

Tuesdays at 10am on YouTube

Kits available starting Monday of each week

Ages 2-5

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 TikTok Trick Shots Contest

We will supply the ping-pong balls, and you'll make the video! Film yourself making an epic trick shot on tiktok (or other social media platform) and tag the library for your chance to win an awesome prize!

Open July 2 - August 27

All Ages

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 Primary Summer Reading Club

Get ready to read, play, and explore with GPL's Primary Summer Reading Club! Complete challenges and crafts, read awesome books, and meet-up on Zoom for more fun each week, all while earning tickets for the end of the summer draw!

Wednesdays at 2pm on Zoom

Kits available starting Monday of each week

Starts July 7

Kindergarten to Grade 3

Registration Required

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 Junior Summer Reading Club

Comics, poetry, spooky stories, and so much more! We've got games, challenges, crafts, and books to explore! Our Junior Summer Reading Club really does have it all! Meet weekly on Zoom for extra fun, all while earning tickets for the end of summer draw!

Wednesdays at 3pm on Zoom

Kits available starting Monday of each week

Starts July 7

Grades 4-6

Registration Required

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Music 4 Minis

Sign out a Music 4 Minis ball and instrument set, and watch the weekly music video! Filled with songs and activities that are sure to get your little one moving, this program combines music with early literacy and exercise!

Thursdays at 10am on YouTube

Starts July 8

Ages 18 months - 4

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 Story Walk

Gravenhurst Public Library, EarlyON, the Town of Gravenhurst, and numerous downtown businesses have come together this summer to create a literary adventure that will let you and your family become part of the story! Start at the Library, follow a digital or print map, read along, and play I Spy as a part of our new downtown Story Walk! Available starting July 1st.

All Summer

All Ages

No Registration Required

Digital Map

Printable Map

Virtual Story Walk

Story Walk Instructional Video

Story Walk Read Alouds

 July 
 
 Kick-Off Kits

Summer is here! Celebrate with our Canada Day Kick-Off Kits filled with glow sticks, campfire stories, treats, and lots more! Kits available starting June 21st while supplies last.

Available Starting June 21

All Ages

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 Animation Experts: Part One

In part one of our Animation Experts program, children will learn the basics of low-tech animation techniques! From flipbooks, and zoetropes, to stop motion animation, kids will create one of a kind cartoons!

Tuesdays in July at 2pm on Zoom

Starts July 6 (4 Week Program)

Ages 8-12

Registration Required

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 Kids Who Code

Learn the basics of coding in this exciting and engaging virtual program! From drag and drop basics, to the Python programming language, children will learn to code using everything from epic video games to their own cool creations!

Thursdays in July at 2pm on Zoom

Starts July 8 (4 Week Program)

Ages 8-12

Registration Required

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 August

 Steam Team

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics every week in August with our STEAM Team program. Watch the weekly video and follow along with your own STEAM Team kit, filled with hands-on STEAM activities like LED Lightning Bugs, Crash Test Cars, and more!

Mondays in August at 10am on YouTube

Kits available starting Monday of each week

Ages 6-10

Weekly Registration Required

Registration Opens July 26

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 Animation Experts: Part Two

In part two of our Animation Experts program, children will learn digital animation techniques! From Minecraft Machinima and Anime, to 3D Computer Animation, they will become animation experts!

Tuesdays in August at 2pm on Zoom

Starts August 10 (4 Week Program)

Ages 8-12

Registration Required

Registration Opens July 26

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 End of Summer Celebration

Celebrate the end of summer with fun activities, our prize draw, the announcement of our TikTok Trick Shots Contest winner, and some other super secret surprises!

Wednesday Sept. 1 at 3pm on Zoom

All Ages

Registration Required

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