Halloween Happenings

Literary Costume Contest and Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 19th—all day drop ins

Dress as your favourite book character (get as creative as you can) to win cool prizes.  Stay a while and complete our library wide scavenger hunt—if you dare.

No registration is required for either event.

Goosebumps Party

Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate your favourite book series with a Goosebumps themed Halloween party. Games, food, and fun prizes!

Ages 6+

Costumes are (very) welcome, but not required.

Fee: $2 (can be paid at time of party)  Registration is required.  905-227-2581

Science Literacy Events

Participate in fun, experiment based learning.

Tuesday, October 22nd at 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Halloween STEAM

Fee: $2 (all supplies provided)

Registration is required 905-227-2581

Frozen Party

Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the release of Frozen II by ’letting go’ with some related crafts and activities.  Feel free to wear your favourite Frozen apparel to be crowned our Frozen Superfan.

Fee: $2

Registration is required 905-227-2581

Holiday Open House Party

Saturday, November 30th — all day drop in

Enter our ugly Christmas sweater contest, meet library staff, create a drop in craft, and/or participate in our holiday scavenger hunt.  Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item or other holiday donation.

Literary Ornament Contest

Enter our 1st annual competition for your chance to win fun holiday prizes!  Help us decorate one of our library trees by crafting an ornament based on your favourite book(s).  All ornaments will be hung on our community tree and a select few favourites will receive a holiday present/prize.

Entrants must:

– create their ornament design around a literary theme, book, or character that must be communicated upon submission

– submit ornaments between Monday, November 18th and Friday, December 13th

Winter Break Film Screenings & Craft Events

Monday, December 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy Toy Story 4 with the family—and craft your own Forky!


Monday, December 30th at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy Angry Birds 2 with the family—and craft your own Angry Bird!


Registration is required for these events  905-227-2581

Happy Noon Year Party

Tuesday, December 31st from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ring in 2020—without having to stay up!  Little ones get the experience of participating in celebratory activities before counting down to the big moment.  Fun will include New Year non-edible fortune cookies and DIY noisemakers.

Registration is required for this event.


Kids’ Crafternoons

Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 22nd: Unicorn Pumpkins

October 29th: Painted Pumpkin Monsters

November 5th: No Sew Sock Worms

November 12th: Pinecone Owls

November 19th:  Pipe Cleaner Superheroes

November 26th:  Christmas Countdown

December 3rd: DIY Ornaments

December 10th: 3D Christmas Tree

December 17th: Waterless Snow Globes


Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

November 9th: No Sew Sock Worms

December 14th: DIY Ornaments

December 28th: New Year Craft


Fee: $2 (all supplies provided)

Registration is required 905-227-2581

Teen Nights

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Enjoy a fun hangout with your friends while you    experience the library’s virtual reality, compete in our board game cafe, tackle trivia nights, construct makerspace crafts, or simply enjoy the conversation.  See Teen Night flyer for a full list of dates & events.

Ages 12+

Registration is required for these programs.


Snacks & Stories

A new after school option for ages  4-8.  Wednesdays from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Registration is required.  905-227-2581

Baby Time

Tuesday mornings 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Introduce your little one to learning through songs, stories, rhymes and introductory activities such as sensory development and self-awareness.  Ages 0-2.  Registration is required – 905-227-2581.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday morning

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Participate in a range of fun and educational activities with your little one!

Registration is required – 905-227-2581.

Therapy Tails

Therapy Tails visit the Thorold Public Library on the first Saturday of every month from 2:00 p.m. – 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.