Programs

Programming

Espanola Public Library has several types of preschool storytime programs, as well as programming for March Break, Ontario Public Library Week, the Summer Reading Club, and various special events.  Contact the staff for scheduling and fee information, at 705-869-2940, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winter Carnival – February 11 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm - SNOW Themed Crafts & Story ages 3+ A come & go event in the Library Meeting Room

Coming soon - Watch for information about March Break events at the library

View what happens at library storytimes here.

Free iPad Training

Continuing iPad training – spaces limited and fill quickly – pre-register through the library -
Learn & Borrow a Library iPAD – February 3, April 7 and May 5 – valid library card required
Bring & Learn on your own iPAD – January 20. February 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19

Babies, Books & Tales

This program is for children from birth to 23 months of age.  Exposure to the rhymes and music can help introduce very young children to books and reading.  We do this with traditional rhymes, basic finger plays, tickles, bounces and activity songs, as well as circle activities that utilize both large and small motor skills.  This program runs for 20 minutes.  Parents or caregivers work with their children, which helps build the bond between them.

Toddler Time

This is an interactive program for parents and children two years of age.  A parent and/or caregiver is required to attend each session with their child.  Sessions are six weeks in duration.  Each session is approximately 30 minutes in length, consisting of stories, games, finger plays, songs, and rhymes. Toddler Time is designed to help children feel comfortable with the library, develop an enjoyment of books and reading, and appreciate the beauty and rhythm of language.  We encourage parents and children to select books together each week to take home and enjoy.

Story Hour

This program is for the preschool child of three to five years of age.  This weekly program runs for 45 minutes.  Each week, children enjoy free play, crafts, finger plays, circle games, singing songs, listen to stories, and interact with other children.  One of the main objectives of the Story Hour program is to foster your child’s interest in books and reading.

Story Hour begins the week of January 23th – pre-registration required at the library (for 3+)

Family Time

Families join us for a half-hour of fun with language, including songs, story telling, and finger plays.  Parents and/or caregivers attend with children under six years of age.  Sessions are six weeks in duration.  Family Time is designed to help children become comfortable with the library, develop an enjoyment of books and reading, and appreciate the beauty and rhythm of language.  We encourage parents and children to select books together each week to take home and enjoy.

Family Time begins the week of January 23th – drop in social / play-time for the under 3 with care-giver

Family Playtime

Come to the library and share some fun time with your child/children, and meet new people.  This is a drop-in session, for children under 5 and their parents or caregivers.  Toys, puzzles, games and books will be available for you and your child to enjoy. Each session will include a story read by a library staff member.

Summer Reading Club    

This is a summer program for children ages 5-12, which normally runs from Canada Day to the second last week in August.  It is intended to develop children’s reading skills, foster new reading habits, increase retention of school learning, and encourage children to visit the library regularly.  But it’s not all reading!  There are games, crafts, and other activities.   Sponsored by the TD Bank.