Children

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

Healthy Kids Programs:

Garden Club

Garden Club allows children an opportunity to plant, weed and water our Community Garden for Kids.  In addition to growing their own produce, kids participate in fun and educational environmentally-friendly activities such as nature crafts and learning green living basics such as how to compost.  Registration is required.  Please contact the library for more details.

Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Retro Games Days

Teams of 2-6 participate in friendly competitions such as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and tire obstacle course.  Small prizes/awards are up for grabs.  Register your team  today.

Friday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Pop Up at the Park

This summer we will be holding pop-up libraries at parks throughout the city. Visit us to report your Summer Reading Club books, get a library card, or check out one of our titles.  We’ll be at the following locations on these dates.

McAdam Park Pavilion, Thorold South

Tuesdays from July 3 to August 14, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Port Robinson Park, Port Robinson

Thursdays from July 5 to August 16, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Comic Book Club

Explore our new comic book collection, exchange recommended reads, watch big screen adaptations and participate in other fun comic related activities.  Participants receive one free comic book while supplies last.

The third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings: July 17 & August 21

Makerspace

Children can participate in a range of activities from 3D printing and green screen photography to robotics, coding, and creative pursuits such as computerized sewing.  Please contact the library to register.

Makerspace Mondays (6:00 p.m.)

July 9: Robotics & Coding

July 16: Beading

July 23: Button Making

July 30: Gizmos & Gadgets

August 13: Magnets

August 20: Looms

August 27: Robotics & Coding

Photography Workshops

Learn basic photography skills including beginner work with the green screen

Monday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m.

3D Printing Sessions

Optional 15 minute lesson followed by independent work.  $3 per class

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Enjoy stories, songs and finger puppets with your two or three year old. Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Therapy Tails

Therapy Tails visit the Thorold Public Library on the first Saturday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the children’s reading circle.  Animal reading buddies foster basic social skills and confidence in young readers. The unconditional support of a canine companion allows for a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which children get excited about learning and grow their love of reading.  There is no cost to participate in this program.

Family Movie Matinees and Crafternoon

Enjoy a free movie once per month.  Titles are appropriate for kids of all ages.  Children make a related craft before the screening. Contact the library for more details.  Please register in advance.  This is a free program.

Upcoming Afternoons:

June 23: A Wrinkle in Time screening and craft