The Halton Hills Public Library's Early Literacy Programs support your child's school readiness and love of reading.

Download and print the 2022 Family Literacy Calendar for daily activities that support children’s literacy. This calendar is packed with songs, rhymes, book recommendations, and easy exercises you can work into your daily routine! Print copies are available at both the Georgetown and Acton branches. An accessible audio version is available upon request.

All programs are listed in our Events Calendar. You can also visit us on our HHPL Facebook or YouTube channels for programs and events being offered virtually.

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For more information about Early Literacy Program, please see the Early Literacy Programs Brochure.

Below is a sample of our programs:

Baby rhyme and romp 

This is a free program for babes 0-12 months of age and their caregivers. Babies are born ready to learn, and we have lots of nursery, tickle and bounce rhymes to share with new parents. 

Family storytime

This is a free program for families with young children. It is 30 minutes long. We use stories, music and movement. We also do this program at the community centres. You don't need to register. Just drop in.

KinderPrep

This is a free program for 3 – 5 year olds that helps get kids ready for school. We use stories, music and puppets and introduce concepts like numeracy, patterning, & other early-learning concepts in this 8 week program.

Register through the Events Calendar

S.T.E.A.M. storytimes

This is a free program for families with young children. It is 45 minutes long. We use stories, music and movement with some hands-on science at the end. You don't need to register. Just drop in.

Please note: Many of these programs are offered in 8 week sessions four times a year. Some programs require registration and some require fees (to cover instructors and materials) that must be paid at registration.