Children and Teen Programming

Children’s programs are opportunities for your child to interact and develop communication and literacy skills in a fun learning environment.

TD Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. Children who register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local library receive free program materials and are encouraged to earn twelve collectible stickers by reading books over the summer. They are also invited to participate in programs organized at their local library and share their love of reading with children across the country through the TD Summer Reading Club website.

Ask a staff member at one of our branches for more information.

Preschool Storytime / After School Steam Adventures 

The purpose of storytime is to introduce young children to the world of literature and the joy of reading. Sessions include songs, stories, and fingerplays. Preschool storytime is aimed at ages 2-5-year-olds (although the program is open to all ages).

Baby Bounce

A program for parents/caregivers and their babies. Enjoy songs, stories, board books, rhymes and lap time activities. Baby Bounce is aimed at ages 0-2 years old.

Family Craft Time

Every Saturday, drop into any of our three branches for a fun craft to make and take for your child

For any information on programming and/or outreach, please contact: Vicki Bruce

Adult Programming

Adult Book Clubs

Sunderland
This is a library-run book club out of the Sunderland Branch. They meet the last Saturday of the month(not August or December) @ 10:00 a.m. For more information or to get on the email list, please contact the Sunderland Branch.

Beaverton
There is one closed book club in the Beaverton area. If you are interested in starting a club, please contact the Beaverton Branch to see how we can help.

Community Shakespeare Reading Group

The Community Shakespeare Reading Group meets the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:50 pm at the Timothy Findley Memorial branch in Cannington. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to receive your reading copy. Everyone is welcome. Come along to read or just listen.

History and Genealogy

Monthly Genealogy Research Workshop

Network to get your family tree growing…

Meetings occur the third Wednesday of each month at the Timothy Findley Memorial Branch in Cannington from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

**New – second Genealogy Workshop added at the Beaverton Branch**
Meetings to occur the first Thursday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Beaverton Branch.

There is free access to Ancestry.ca from within the library branches.


Beaverton Branch Archival Inventory

The Beaverton Branch holds some archival newspapers and books. A listing is included in the links below.

Beaverton Public Library Newspaper Archival Inventory
Beaverton Public Library Non-Newspaper Archival Inventory

Also note the Beaverton, Thorah and Eldon Historical Sociey has a complete set of newspapers on microfiche as well as a list of indexed names from the papers. The library recommends you contact them if you are performing a general search for information on a particular person.


Local Area Historical Societies

To find out what is happening at each of the societies, please visit their websites:

Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society

Cannington and Area Historical Society

Sunderland and District Historical Society

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