Preschool

Preschool Dance Party

Get ready to shake your sillies out at this special storytime that focuses on music, movement, and physical literacy.

 

  • Sunday, September 9
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, September 11
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Wednesday, September 12
    11  a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Thursday, September 13
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Friday, September 14
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Sunday, January 6
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, January 8
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Thursday, January 10
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Friday, January 11
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, February 13
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Central Branch

Cost: Free /5 classes

Age: 1Y-4Y

Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

Math Munchkins

Develop numeracy skills through stories & play.

  • Monday, September 10
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Sunday, October 14
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, October 16
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Wednesday, October 17
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Thursday, October 18
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Monday, October 22
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Monday, January 7
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Sunday, February 10
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Monday, February 11
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Tuesday, February 12
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Wednesday, February 13
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Thursday, February 14
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch

Cost: Free/5 classes
Age: 2Y-4Y

Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

Tales & Tunes with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Come and join the fun with your baby. Songs, stories, games, and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.

Mondays
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: 5M-12M

 

Family Storytime

Get moving at the library with stories, songs, and fun.

Storytimes start the week of September 9th for Fall and week of January 6th for Winter.

Glen Abbey Branch
Mondays          10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Mondays          11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays    10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays    11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Thursdays        7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fridays             10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Fridays             11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Saturdays         11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Tuesdays         10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays    6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays       10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Clearview Neighbourhood Branch
Tuesdays         6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

White Oaks Branch
Wednesdays    10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Woodside Branch
Wednesdays   10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Central Branch
Thursdays       10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

 

Family Storytime at QEPCCC

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities make up this fun-packed storytime. Start building a lifelong love of reading.

Starting Tuesday September 11 and Thursday September 13

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Blackbox Theatre

Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: All ages

Final class is Thursday, March 7

Tickles and Tales with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Don’t miss this fun-filled hour of baby games, music, rhymes and stories.

1:00pm-2:00pm
Age: Birth-6M
Cost: Free/6 classes

Classes at OP-CC, 461 North Service Road, Oakville:

  • Tuesday September 11
  • Tuesday January 8

Classes at OP-CC, 1500 Sixth Line, Oakville:

  • Thursday September 13
  • Thursday January 10

Please visit OPCC for more information.

*Final class for Fall is Dec/18 & 20  and Mar/5 & 7 for Winter

 

Rhythm, Rhyme and Read – 3Rs with the YMCA

Let’s rock and read at this awesome 3Rs drop-in program. Oakville Public Library and YMCA of Oakville have partnered to introduce children to early literacy with exciting rhymes, stories, music, and crafts.

Wednesdays
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
YMCA, 410 Rebecca Street, Oakville

Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: 6M-4Y

Hop, Skip, Jump, Read!

The Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture Department have teamed up to provide this unique program. The first 30 minutes of this program will introduce participants to fun games and activities that focus on building physical literacy while the second half of the program will be in the library, where you and your little one will enjoy an interactive storytime.

  • Friday, September 21
    Course Code: 239247
    Cost: $108.55/13 classes
  • Friday, January 11
    Course Code: 239248
    Cost: $75.15/9 classes

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Age: 1Y-2Y

Recreation and Culture: 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Oakville Public Library, storytime: 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Come on out to Central Branch for a one-hour art experience. Bring along your child for a brief tour of the Oakville Galleries’ latest exhibit, then join us in the Children’s Department for a story and song, followed by making your own art pieces to take home.

  • Friday, November 16
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 240225
  • Friday, March 1
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 240227

Cost: $7

Age: 18M-4Y

Crayon Colouring Party

Don’t let the crayons quit! Join us for an hour of colouring and a story.

Wednesday, March 13
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Clearview Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 3Y-5Y

Neighbourhood Storytime

Join your neighbours and community helpers in this storytime designed to bring neighbourhoods together and introduce children to people and roles in their community.

Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/5 Classes
Age: All Ages

Math Munchkins

Develop numeracy skills through stories and play.

  • Monday, March 18
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    8 classes
  • Monday, March 18
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
    White Oaks Branch
    8 classes
  • Sunday, April 28
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    5 classes
  • Wednesday, April 24
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    5 classes
  • Wednesday, April 24
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
    5 classes
  • Monday, July 8
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    7 classes
  • Monday, July 8
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
    7 classes
  • Wednesday, August 7
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    4 classes
  • Wednesday, August 7
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
    4 classes
  • Sunday, August 11
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    4 classes

Cost: Free
Age: 2Y-4Y

Family Storytime

Get moving at the library with stories, songs, and fun.

Storytimes start the week of March 18

  • Glen Abbey Branch
    Mondays 10am-10:30am
    Mondays 11am-11:30am
    Wednesdays 10am-10:30am
    Wednesdays 11am-11:30am
    Fridays 10am-10:30am
  • White Oaks Branch
    Wednesdays 10:15am-10:45am
  • Central Branch
    Thursdays 10am-10:30am
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Tuesdays 10am-10:30am
    Wednesdays 6pm-6:30pm
    Thursdays 10am-10:30am
  • Clearview Branch
    Saturdays 10:30am-11am (March 23-June 29
    Mondays 10:30am-11am (July 8- August 26)

Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Croque Matin with Les Coccinelles d’Oakville Inc.

L’heure du conte en francais comprend des chansons, comptines et histoires en francais pour les enfants de 0 a 5ans accompangnes d’un parent ou gardien.

Storytime in French. Includes songs, nursery rhymes, and stories, of course. For children from birth to 5 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Monday, March 18
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: Birth-5Y

 

New Parent Meet-Up

Are you a new parent who wants to meet other new parents or caregivers in your neighbourhood? Following our weekly Babytime program we will open up our program room fore new parents to get together, learn, share, and connect with one another. Not new to parenthood? Join us to share your knowledge and experiences!

  • Monday, March 18
    11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Monday, July 8*
    11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Wednesday, March 20
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, July 3*
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch

Cost: Free/10 Classes *9 Classes
Age: Birth-12M

Tales & Tunes with Oakville Parent Child-Centre

Come and join the fun with your baby. Songs, stories, games, and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.

  • Monday, March 18
  • Monday, July 08*

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: 5M-12M

*8 classes

Family Storytime at QEPCCC

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities make up this fun-packed storytime. Start building a lifelong love of reading.

Starting Tuesday March 19 and Thursday March 21

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Blackbox Theatre

Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: All ages

Final class is Thursday June 27

Rhythm, Rhyme and Read – 3Rs

Let’s rock and read at this awesome 3Rs drop-in program. Oakville Public Library and YMCA of Oakville have partnered to introduce children to early literacy with exciting rhymes, stories, music, and crafts.

Wednesdays, beginning March 20
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
YMCA, 410 Rebecca Street, Oakville

Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: 6M-4Y

Preschool Discovery Lab

Are you feeling curious? What better place than the library to exercise a sense of adventure, and to explore the world around us! Join us as we investigate science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts in fun and exciting ways.

  • Thursday, March 21
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245200
  • Saturday, May 25
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Course Code: 245199
  • Thursday, July 4
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245274

Cost: $35/5 Classes
Age: 2Y-4Y

Hop, Skip, Jump, READ!

The Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture Department have teamed up to provide this unique program. The first 30 minutes of this program will introduce participants to fun games and activities that focus on building physical literacy while the second half of the program will be in the library, where you and your little one will enjoy an interactive storytime.

Friday, April 5
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: $100/10 Classes
Age: 1Y-2Y
CoursCode: 244091

Recreation and culture 9:30am-10am
Oakville Public Library 10:15am-10:45am

Giggles & Galleries: Baby

Come on out to Central Branch for a one-hour art experience. Bring along your child for a brief tour of the Oakville Galleries’ latest exhibit, then join us in the Children’s Department for a story and song, followed by making your own art pieces to take home.

  • Friday, April 5
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245231
  • Friday, July 19
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245244

Central Branch
Cost: $7/1 Class
Age: Birth-2Y

Craft Drop-ins

Come by for holiday-themed crafts, stories, and fun.

  • Monday, April 15
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, June 10
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Come on out to Central Branch for a one-hour art experience. Bring along your child for a brief tour of the Oakville Galleries’ latest exhibit, then join us in the Children’s Department for a story and song, followed by making your own art pieces to take home.

  • Friday, May 10
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245232
  • Friday, August 16
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245245

Central Branch
Cost: $7/1 Class
Age: 2Y-4Y

Baby Rhyme Time in partnership with Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre

Bond with your baby through play, meet up with other families and share experiences. Enjoy circle time packed with songs, rhymes and stories. Staff from Oakville Public Library will visit the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

  • Tuesday, March 19
  • Tuesday, July 2*

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Dr.
Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: Birth-18M

*9 classes

Esther the Wonder Pig – Live from the Farm!

Down on Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary lives Esther the Wonder Pig! Esther started off as a tiny piglet and grew and grew and grew. She encountered some challenges in life but now lives happily with her humans & other farm friends. Come hear her amazing story and join us for a storytime and activities inspired by Esther with a special visit via Skype from Esther herself!

Sunday, June 9th
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages
Course Code: 245427

Outdoor Storytime

Get moving at the library with special outdoor storytimes! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and have silly fun that encourages language and literacy skills.

  • Friday, July 19
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Friday, August 9
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Monday, August 19
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Tuesday, July 23
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Saturday, August 17
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Clearview Branch

Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Countdown to Kindergarten

Summer is nearly over! Let’s countdown the days until school starts. Join us for activities, storytimes, and crafts.

Tuesday, July 30
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/4 classes
Age: 3Y-4Y

Summer Reading Club Closing Ceremonies

After a great summer, it’s time to share everything we learned. Come relax and try some new activities, or show off some of the things you’ve practiced all summer.

Saturday, August 24
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Preschool Discovery Lab!

Are you feeling curious?  What better place than the library to exercise a sense of adventure and explore the world around us! Join us as you and your child investigate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic concepts in fun and exciting ways.

Glen Abbey
Monday September 10
1:00-2:00pm
Saturday September 15
1:00-2:00pm
Monday January 7-CANCELLED
1:00-2:00pm
Saturday January 12
1:00-2:00pm
Central
Thursday September 13
11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday January 10 CANCELLED
11:00am – 12:00pm
Iroquois Ridge
Saturday January 12
10:30-11:30am
Age: 2Y-4Y
Cost: $35/5 classes

Crafting Through the Holidays

Come by for holiday themed crafts, stories, and fun. Spook with us on Halloween, Love us on Valentine’s Day, Cozy up in Winter, and Celebrate the New Year!

Age: 2-4Y

Cost: Free / Drop-in

Woodside Branch

Sat / Oct 20

11:00am – 12:00pm

Central Branch

Sat / Oct 27

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Sun / Oct 28

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Glen Abbey Branch

Tues / Oct 30

7:00pm – 8:00pm

White Oaks Branch

Sat / Dec 8

11:00am – 12:00pm

Glen Abbey Branch

Sun / Dec 9

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Central Branch

Sat / Dec 15

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Mon / Dec 17

10:00am – 11:00am

Central Branch

Sat / Dec 29

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Tues / Feb 5

10:30am – 11:30am

Drag Queen Storytime

Join us for a special family storytime with The East Toronto Drag Queens! Baby Bel Bel and Lucy Flawless will join us in full costume and makeup to share in an hour of storytelling, dress-up, and fun. The goal is to promote literacy & freedom of expression.

Central Branch – Auditorium

Saturday October 20th

11:00am – 12:00pm

All ages


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