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. Children participate independently in these sessions. Preschool storytime is aimed at ages 2-5 year olds (although the program is open to all ages).
A program for parents/caregivers and their babies. Enjoy songs, stories, board books, rhymes and laptime activities. Baby Bounce is aimed at ages 0-2 years old.
Family Craft Time
Every Saturday, drop in to 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
Our Genealogy Workshop happens the third Wednesday of each month excluding December. This is a staff-led drop-in session to get assistance and share family searching tips with each other. It is held at the Timothy Findley Branch in Cannington usually from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Check calendar for dates and times.
New for Fall 2018 – a second Genealogy Workshop will be added on the first Thursday of the month at the Beaverton Branch from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm starting Sept 6th.
Adult Book Clubs
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.
There are a couple closed book clubs 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.
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 for Fall 2018 – second Genealogy Workshop added at the Beaverton Branch**
Meetings to occur the first Thursday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 pm starting Sept 6th.
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 and/or facebook pages: