Children's Programs

YouTubeWatch our children's programs on YouTube: Kids Clubhouse, Family Craft Time with Jen, Museum Mondays, Story Time and Museum Show & Tell.

Send A Letter To Santa

Saturday December 5, 2020 - Thursday December 10, 2020

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

Write a letter to Santa and drop it in our North Pole Mailbox at the L.E. Shore Library, and the staff there will make sure it gets to Santa at the North Pole. 

Here's how to do it:

1. Write a letter to Santa and put it in an envelope addressed to:       

Santa Claus
North Pole
H0H 0H0
Canada

2. Bring your letter to the L.E. Shore Library and drop it off at the North Pole Mailbox. (No postage necessary). 

That's it!  Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa Claus via Canada Post. Remember to include your full name and mailing address – so Santa knows where to send your letter! If you forget to put your letter in an envelope Santa will write a letter to the library and the staff will be sure to let you know that he still received your letter!

Letter can be dropped off between Tuesday, December 1st, and Thursday, December 10th 2020.

In order to receive a reply by Christmas, please drop off the letter no later than 6pm Thursday, Dec 10th.

Free program. Ages 0 and up.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

BACK

Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday December 8, 2020 - Tuesday December 15, 2020

Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library YouTube Page...

KIDS CLUB is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. KIDS CLUB, will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home. Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups:
Gr 1-3
Gr 4-6
Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.
Session 1 runs Sept 14th - Dec 15th. Free Program.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://bit.ly/3afM5Q9

BACK

Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday December 9, 2020 - Wednesday December 16, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

BACK

Outdoor Story Time

Friday December 11, 2020 - Friday January 8, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library..

Bring your blankets! We will be hosting an engaging and fun Story Time session every week on Friday at 11 a.m.

We will have social circles clearly marked on the lawn (Bruce street) and properly sized to accommodate you and your children, while adhering to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing. You will be able to sit and listen to stories, and sing-along to songs and rhymes! While we normally support movement in our Story Times, due to physical distancing and to support everyone’s health & safety, all families and participants must remain within their marked social circle for the program.

Please note that Outdoor Story Time is weather dependant. For rain days, check out our Facebook page for our Virtual Story Time program. 

Free program. Ages 0-5 . Drop-in. Spaces limited. 

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

BACK

Trivia Game Night

Friday December 11, 2020 - Friday December 25, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Play against each other or play as a group in an interactive online Trivia Game Night! Fill your house with laughter and glee as you answer questions and compete for the top-spot on our scoreboard.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7pm when we share the link to the game.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

BACK

Virtual Holiday Family Craft Time

Saturday December 12, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library YouTube Page..

Join Jen Saturday, December 12th at 1pm on our BMPL YouTube Channel for a fun holiday craft. We will be making a super cute paper Holiday Wreath. We will provide you with everything you need for this craftOnce you are registered, we will notify you in regards to picking up your Holiday Paper Wreath Craft kit.

Registration is required. Limited Spaces. All Ages. Free program.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://bit.ly/3afM5Q9

BACK

Outdoor Festival of Lights

Saturday December 12, 2020 - Monday December 28, 2020

Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Celebrate the holiday season by taking a tour of the mapped homes with the best Holiday front lawn decorations. Light up the night when you decorate your home with festive celebration! Homes that register will be put on a map for folks to use as their tour guide of some of the most festive homes in the area.

Deadline to register to have your star on the Outdoor Festival of Lights tour map is Wednesday, December 9th.

If you live in Clarksburg, please register here.

The tour map will be available here online after registration closes.

Join the festivities while practicing physical distancing when you go on our a tour of local festive homes. You and yours will have lots of old-fashioned holiday fun as you explore the map of decorated homes, and then vote online for your favourite three homes! The winning 3 homes will receive gifts from local small businesses.

Voting for your 3 favourite homes ends Monday, December 28th. 

The categories are:

  • Simply Charming
  • Outrageous Holiday Spirit
  • Favourite Holiday Characters

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

BACK

Kids Clubhouse - REGISTRATION FOR SESSION 2

Tuesday December 15, 2020

Location: The Blue Mountains You Tube Page..

Registration for Session 2 of The Kids Clubhouse OPENS Tuesday, December 15th at 10am.

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. The Clubhouse will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home. Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups:
Gr 1-3
Gr 4-6
Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity. 

Session 2 runs January 12 - March 9th.

REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th.

 

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

BACK

Winter Solstice Ceremony and Indigenous History and Culture on-line exhibit launch

Monday December 21, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL Youtube.

Dec 21st- Winter Solstice event 7pm, on-line CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube, one hour programme

Join us as we launch our latest on-line exhibit with a Winter Solstice event.  Check out the Virtual Museum page where you will see the Indigenous History and Culture on-line exhibit. The resources online include books, documents and artifacts that share our local resources as well as those from across Canada.  The exhibit will continue to grow as we add to the collection.  

At 7:00 Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will open with a blessing of the season, the medicine wheel, and sacred medicines. We will talk about the importance of what this time brings to us, how we can connect to the earth around us, and in what ways we can open up to the lessons of bear medicine teachings throughout the upcoming seasons of rest, repair, renewal, and creation through a variety of self-awareness activities followed by a Guided Winter Solstice Meditation.

Each day following join us at 7pm for a 5 minute action you can do following the 7 Grandfather teachings.  This will to get you set for the Big Spirit Moon ceremony on December 29 at 7 pm.    

 

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

BACK

Yuletide Community Concert

Tuesday December 22, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Zoom.

Do you have a special holiday talent that you like to share with others?

The holidays just aren't complete without a holiday concert, listening to an orchestra, or a joyful holiday show. Register now for the Yuletide Community Concert where you will hear from and share folks with special holiday talent. Each person who registers will have a chance to share with the community a holiday talent.

We may not be able to sing all together, or watch a holiday play, but we can do it from the safety of our own homes. Celebrate this Yuletide holiday season by joining our Community Concert on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:00pm. 

Some ideas for you to share with others:

  • Play an instrument
  • Sing a song
  • Act out a short scene of a festive play
  • Recite a holiday poem or short story
  • Share a holiday painting or art piece

Registration is required for this event to attend via Zoom. Your Zoom meeting link will be sent to you after registration closes before the event.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

BACK

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create! Creating Awareness

Tuesday December 22, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL Youtube.

 December 22, 7- Days of Connection - A journey to create!  Creating Awareness Wrapped in the teaching of Humility from the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will spend 5 minutes a day with you on this focused activity.  You you can follow along and create at home, channelling your energy toward our our special Spirit Moon Gathering on December 29! On-line on the CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube channel, 7 pm

 

 

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

BACK

The Night Before Christmas Bedtime Story Time Event

Wednesday December 23, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on our BMPL Facebook page for a magical Holiday Bedtime Story Time.

Tonight we will be reading the holiday classic, The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore.

Get cozy, grab a blanket, some cookies and milk and let's enjoy some holiday magic.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

BACK

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create! Looking at Change

Wednesday December 23, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL Youtube.

 7- Days of Connection - A journey to create!  Looking at Change Wrapped in the teaching of Honesty from the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will spend 5 minutes a day with you on this focused activity.  You you can follow along and create at home, channelling your energy toward our our special Spirit Moon Gathering on December 29! On-line on the CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube channel, 7 pm

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

BACK

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create! Who Am I

Thursday December 24, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL Youtube.

 7- Days of Connection - A journey to create!  Who Am I?  Wrapped in the teaching of Truth from the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will spend 5 minutes a day with you on this focused activity.  You you can follow along and create at home, channelling your energy toward our our special Spirit Moon Gathering on December 29! On-line on the CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube channel, 7 pm

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

BACK

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create! What If I....

Friday December 25, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL YouTube.

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create! What If I....  Wrapped in the teaching of Courage from the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will spend 5 minutes a day with you on this focused activity.  You you can follow along and create at home, channelling your energy toward our our special Spirit Moon Gathering on December 29! On-line on the CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube channel, 7 pm

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

BACK

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create!

Saturday December 26, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL Youtube.

 7- Days of Connection - A journey to create!  I Can Do This Wrapped in the teaching of Wisdom from the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will spend 5 minutes a day with you on this focused activity.  You you can follow along and create at home, channelling your energy toward our our special Spirit Moon Gathering on December 29! On-line on the CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube channel, 7 pm

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: awilson@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

BACK

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create! Seeding the New

Sunday December 27, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL Youtube.

 7- Days of Connection - A journey to create!  Seeding the New Wrapped in the teaching of Love from the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will spend 5 minutes a day with you on this focused activity.  You you can follow along and create at home, channelling your energy toward our our special Spirit Moon Gathering on December 29! On-line on the CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube channel, 7 pm

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: awilson@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

BACK

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create! Dreamweaving!

Monday December 28, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL Youtube.

7- Days of Connection - A journey to create!  Dreamweaving! Wrapped in the teaching of Respect from the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach, will spend 5 minutes a day with you on this focused activity.  You you can follow along and create at home, channelling your energy toward our our special Spirit Moon Gathering on December 29! On-line on the CHD facebook and BMPL YouTube channel, 7 pm

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

BACK

Big Spirit Moon Gathering

Tuesday December 29, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook page and BMPL YouTube.

Dec. 29th - Spirit Moon Gathering- Our week of teachings and experiences have brought us right here to this moment! A variety of sound therapies, active learning experiences, and teachings will be followed by a Soul Journey Meditation making this a powerful evening. It will ground the energy we have created and deeply root our intentions of the future! Start the next cycle with intention and move forward into the new year with renewed purpose. Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life and Wellness Coach will be leading this one hour programme which will bring us to the new year with renewal.  

Online CHD Facebook, BMPL YouTube, 7 pm

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

BACK

Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday December 30, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

BACK

Children's Holiday Writing Contest

Monday January 4, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Today is the last day for BMPL Holiday Writing Contest.

What is your favourite part of the Holiday season? Is it the magic in the air? The holiday excitement? The delicious food shared with friends and family? BMPL would love for you to tell us some of your favourite holiday traditions! We want you to share what you love most about the Holidays.

Interested participants can submit a story, poem, or creative writing piece that describes what you love most about the Holidays.
The winning pieces will be posted on our website and featured in a Biblioboard exhibit. Winners will also some receive amazing prizes! 

The age categories are:
Ages 4-7
Ages 8-10
Ages 11-12
Please send entries via email to libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca, or through social media at:
Facebook @thebluemountainslibrary or Instagram @bmplibrary. Submissions can be sent as photos or documents

Contest closes Today!

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

BACK

Kids Clubhouse - LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION

Tuesday January 5, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains You Tube Page..

LAST DAY FOR KIDS CLUBHOUSE REGISTRATION

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. The Clubhouse will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home. Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups:
Gr 1-3
Gr 4-6
Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.
Session 2 runs January12th - March 9th. Free Program.

 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

BACK

Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday January 6, 2021 - Wednesday December 15, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

BACK

Virtual Story Time

Friday January 8, 2021 - Friday December 17, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:15am

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Friday at 11am. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

BACK

Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday January 12, 2021 - Tuesday March 9, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains You Tube Page..

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. The Clubhouse will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home. Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups:
Gr 1-3
Gr 4-6
Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.
Session 2 runs January 12th - March 9th. Free Program.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

BACK

A Virtual Evening Under The Stars

Thursday February 11, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Winter 2021 is both chilly and socially restricted, but we can still observe the night sky and look through the telescope together. Join local astronomer Ian Wheelband for a virtual tour of the winter skies using a video camera and Zoom.  From under the stars to your warm comfy chair in front of the computer, Ian will use his telescope and video camera to give us a live and full-colour view of the most interesting objects in the winter skies.

We will look at the Orion nebula, the Moon, Uranus and Mars, as well as several other deep sky objects.  Ian will use a planetarium program to show us where the telescope is pointing, give some background information on our objects, and then show you how to find them with the unaided eye or your binoculars. 

Then, will all watch together as the telescope moves across the night sky and zeroes in on our celestial targets. If it is cloudy where Ian is located, we will still be able to view "almost live" prerecorded views through the telescope from a few nights earlier.  It will be almost like being there!

All Ages. Pre-Registration Required

You will need a computer or laptop with a web camera, or a tablet or smart phone to participate in this event. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.rasc.ca/

BACK

Family Astronomy

Thursday March 18, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

We're going to have a family star party. Join BMPL and  Ian Wheelband from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a fun-filled virtual night under the  stars from the comfort of your own home. This will be an interactive program, so bring your questions! There will be an engaging  converstion about observing the night sky. Ian will discuss what you might take outside with you in your "Star bag", which is that list of items to make the night a fun event. Ian will move on to family observing projects for our star parties with only the unaided eye, binocular star parties, and small telescope star parties. He will include some suggestions about binoculars and telescopes for the family. There will also be a chat about keeping the night skies dark and a Citizen Science project where your family can be scientists (for real) and contribute real research from your own back yard. The program will close with a short chat about the objects in the night sky for the next month or two, so you can get started planning your very own family star party.

All ages. Pre-Registration required.

You will need a computer or laptop with a web camera, or a tablet or smart phone to participate in this event. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.rasc.ca/

BACK