The Children’s Department is very excited about all of our upcoming programs, the details of which you can find by picking up a copy of our program brochure when you next visit the library or by checking out the brochure online here. September will be a very busy month with some of our regular programs starting up again.
First off, Family Storytime will begin again on September 9 at 11 am. At storytime, we share our love of reading with you and your family by reading stories in both English and French. While I love watching the reactions on the children’s faces when they hear new stories, my favourite part is always seeing what they do with the thematic crafts. Creativity and enthusiasm are never in short supply on Sundays in the Children’s Department!
That same week, we also have our Fall Hippity Hop sessions, an early literacy activity for children up to 24 months old. With songs, stories and fingerplays, we are a great way to introduce literacy to your wee ones (and to meet other moms!). We have two different sections of Hippity Hop: one at the library (starting September 12 at 10:15) and one at the Aquatic and Community Centre (starting September 11 at 11:30). Registration has already started for the session, but we still have room, so give us a call to reserve your spot (514-485-6900 ext. 4111).
Our September WOW, taking place September 9 at 2 pm, is the long-time favourite Reptizoo. Participants will get up close to little reptiles, learning cool facts while also getting a unique tactile experience. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the main desk of the library for $5. We still have some tickets left, so be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible.
Finally, we have a fantastic program for parents on September 10 at 7 pm entitled Childhood Speech and Language: What Every Parent Should Know. Speech-language pathologist Leetal Cuperman will be in the Children’s Department to share her expertise with us. At this workshop, parents will learn what to expect in children and how to stimulate their language development. She’ll also be helping to distinguish myths versus facts surrounding speech and language. Call to register for this free session (514-485-6900 ext. 4111). Coffee and tea will be provided.
Check back soon for our Upcoming Programs: September, Part 2!