Children's Programming

Early ON

Learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice from early childhood  professionals. Current Early ON programming includes:

Play and Learn by EarlyON - Children birth to age 6 with their parent/caregiver: A safe play environment which allows children to explore & create with new materials, play alongside other children & learn to express their thoughts and feelings through social interactions.

  • Monday 9:30 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30am
  • Thursday 2:30 - 4pm

Baby Time by EarlyON - Infants birth to 12mos of age: A time for parents/caregivers to find support & encouragement from their peers and EarlyON Facilitators in a safe and welcoming environment. This program will feature an engaging circle, giving infant and adult the time to delight together and find creative ways to use songs and puppets alongside developmental milestones!

  • Thursday 12:30-2:30pm

Sing to Me

Join Pastor Sonja for a song-based program for toddlers and children!

  • Sing to Me is on a hiatus for the summer months, this program will resume in the fall. 


The StoryWalk is up ALL SUMMER LONG!

Mike Masse's, Andy Gets Angry is located at Shakespeare Opti-Mrs Park Park (3976A Galt Street, Shakespeare) and Jen Courtney's, X Marks the Spot: A Tail of Faith (4817 Line 46, Rostock).

A StoryWalk® is a fun and educational activity that places a children's story (literally a book taken apart) along a walking route in the community. This lets you read a story with your family while you walk! Our StoryWalk® features local authors, Mike Masse resides in Stratford and Jen Courtney, a Listowel resident. 

Summer Reading Club

Join Hayden and Sierra for a summer packed full of fun-filled programs, engaging educational activities and reading challenges!

Special Programs!

  • July 3rd 10 - 11am - Dave's Armoury
  • July 9th 1 - 3pm - Community Helper's Day
  • July 30th 1 - 2pm - Denise Iszczuk Nature Program
  • August 17th 11am - Discovering Dinos

The weekly programming schedule includes:

  • Every Monday - Storytime & Activity at Perth East parks 11am - Noon (excluding July 1st & August 5th)
  • Every Tuesday - Craft Camp 10 - 11am & Art O'Clock 2 - 3pm (excluding July 9th for Community Helper's Day 1 -3pm & July 30th for Denise Iszczuk Nature Program 1 - 2pm)
  • Every Wednesday - Wild Wanderers 10 - 11am (excluding July 3rd for Dave's Armoury 10 - 11am) & Trailblazers 2 - 3pm 
  • Every Thursday - Little Learners 10:30 - 11:30am (excluding August 22nd) & Full Steam Ahead 2 - 3pm
  • Saturday Programs - July 6th 10 - 11am: Tomatosphere! - Half of these tomato seeds have been to space, let's plant them and see if we can guess which ones are astronauts based on their growth! July 13th 9 - 1pm: Stop-In Saturday: Animal Scavenger Hunt, July 20th 9:15 - 12:45pm: Escape Rooms! Please sign your team up to claim a spot. Call 519-595-8395 to register your team! July 27th 9 - 1 pm: Stop-In Saturday: Photo Booth! August 3rd 9:15 - 12:45pm: Escape Rooms! Please sign your team up to claim a spot. Call 519-595-8395 to register your team! August 10th 9 - 1pm: Stop-In Saturday: Where Do Our Ocean Friends Live? August 17th 11am: Discovering Dinos! August 24th 9-1pm: Stop-In Saturdays: Board Games!

Reading Ballots! Drop into the the library to pick up reading logs for the Summer Reading Club reading challenge. For every 10 books you read, you get a ballot for a chance to win! This year's prizes include giftcards to Fundamental Toys and Books, Pursuit Climbing and Scopper's Ice Cream.