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September 24, 2016
Halton Hills Public Library. A world within our doors
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The start of our online study-room booking service has been delayed until September 27th.

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For Kids

The library is a great place for your child to socialize and learn, have them bring a friend, everyone is welcome!

Welcome to the KIDS area of the library! The Library is for children too!

Welcome to the kids’ area of the library! On this page you’ll find all the latest news on our programs, as well as some fun games, cool activities, and suggestions to help with your homework.

 

Games

Want to have some fun online? These websites offer hours of free excitement!

  • PBS Kids has many games and activities featuring storybook characters such as Curious George, Martha the Talking Dog, Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Cat in the Hat!
  • CBC Kids has some great games for older kids!
  • Storybird lets kids make their own online books using amazing, ready-made art. (Requires a log-in)

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is an online service that brings books to life using narration, animation, music and sound effects. There are plenty of books for all ages and interests!

  • Click Tumblebooks for picture books
  • Click TumbleBookCloudJunior An online library of e-books, read-alongs, audiobooks, graphic novels and National Geographic videos. For children grades 3 to 6.

Research at the Library

The Library has many resources to help you master any homework that comes your way! Here’s a list of some of our resources:

  • Librarians! Yep, real people who are ready to help you find what you need
  • Study Rooms are available in both the Acton Branch and the Georgetown Branch
  • Books on any and all topics
  • Great eResources like Primary Search and Kids InfoBits
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • DVDs, both factual (non-fiction) and imaginative (fiction)
  • Newspapers, magazines and more!

LEGO

  • Love to build with Lego? We have a drop-in weekly Lego program, and an annual contest too! Ask staff for more information.

Book Clubs

  • Our Jr. Cocoa Club, for ages 7-9, and Cocoa Club, for ages 10-12, are great for children that love to read! These programs run through the school year and consist of monthly meetings with book discussions, snacks and book-related activities.

Lego Robotics

  • Love to build with Lego and looking for a new adventure? During this 8-week program kids 9-13 will learn how to assemble a motorized Lego robot and to program it to solve weekly challenges. There is a fee.

Animation Studio

  • Want to learn how to make your own movie? In this 8-week program, kids 9-13 will learn different animation techniques including thaumatropes, flip-book making, stop-motion animation and more! There is a fee.

Munch to the Movies

  • Kids can bring their lunch and "munch" while watching a film.

Ink Writing Project

  • The Ink Writing Project is a creative writing contest for young people in grades 4-8 (INKSTERS) and grades 9-12 (INKLINGS).