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Kids Programs/Events

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NB: Registration for these programs is handled by the Town of Oakville's IRIS system.

Highlights below.

Rhythm, Rhyme and Read – 3Rs with the YMCA

Let’s rock and read at the 3 Rs parented drop-in program. The Oakville Public Library and YMCA of Oakville partner together to introduce children to early literacy with exciting rhymes, stories, music, and crafts.

Every Wednesday*
1:00pm – 2:00pm
YMCA of Oakville – 410 Rebecca Street
Cost: Free/On-going
Age: 18M-4Y

*No classes December 20 and December 27, 2017

 

Preschool Dance Party!

Get ready to shake your sillies out at this special storytime that focuses on music, movement, and physical literacy! Please arrive early as spaces are limited.
 
Fall Dates:
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 11 to October 9
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 14 to October 12
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 16 to October 14
Winter Dates:
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 8 to February 5
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 11 to February 8
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 13 to February 10
Age: 1Y–4Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Babytime

It is never too early to introduce your child to books and reading! See your baby laugh and smile, as you sing, clap, bounce, and listen to rhymes and stories. Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

Fall Dates:
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 11 to November 13
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    September 11 to November 13
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 12 to November 14
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 13 to November 15
Winter Dates:
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 9, 2018 to March 6, 2018
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
  • White Oaks Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    January 11, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Age: Birth – 1Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Tales and Tunes: with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Come and join in the fun with your baby! Songs, stories, games and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.
 
From September 11 to December 18 and again from January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Iroquois Ridge Branch
1:30pm-2:30pm
Age: 5-12M
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Parachute Play

Children and their caregivers are welcome to join us in exploring all the fun that a parachute has to offer. We will have a great time, singing and bouncing around a giant parachute. Please arrive early to secure your spot.
 
Fall Dates:
  • Central Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    September 11 to October 9
  • Woodside Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    September 12 to October 10
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 15 to October 13
Winter Dates:
  • Central Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    January 8 to February 5
  • Woodside Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    January 9 to February 6
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 12 to February 9
Age: 2Y-4Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Croque Matin from Les Coccinelles d’Oakville Inc.

L’heure du conte en français comprend des chansons, comptines et histoires en français pour les enfants de 0 à 5 ans accompagnés 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.

From September 11 to December 18 and again from January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Woodside Branch
10:00am-10:30am
Age: Birth-5Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Little English Language Learners with the Halton Multicultural Council, YMCA and Halton Region Health

Come and join this unique program for children to learn basic English skills as well as valuable skills to get ready for school. Each week the children will develop early learning skills through stories, music, and crafts.
 
From September 12 to March 6
9:30am-11:00am
Faith Baptist Church
1415 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
Age: Birth-5Y
Cost: Free/On-going
 
*No classes on January 2 and March 6

Pajama Storytime

Wear your most comfortable pajamas and bring your favourite stuffed animal to an evening storytime filled with books, rhymes and songs.

Fall Dates:

  • Clearview Neighbourhood Branch – 6:30pm-7:00pm
    September 12 to November 14
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 6:00pm-6:30pm
    September 13 to November 15
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 7:00pm-7:30pm
    September 14 to November 16

Winter Dates:

  • Clearview Neighbourhood Branch – 6:30pm-7:00pm
    January 9 to March 6
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 6:00pm-6:30pm
    January 10 to March 7
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 7:00pm-7:30pm
    January 11 to March 8
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Final week for programs are: November 13-19 & March 5-10


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