Things To Do At Home

Explore this page to see all kinds of different activities, links, and education supports to help you through COVID-19. Check back often as we continue to add content, as we find or develop it! 

Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook, where we'll have live Wired Wednesday tech help, Story Times, and Book Club opportunities. Our Event Calendar is up-to-date and we continue to add more activities and events.

Happy Family Day!

We know that this year's family day looks different from other years. We wanted to help you keep the family-oriented spirit alive on this day with some fun ideas and inspiration to get you started.

Family Trivia Game Night

Start your Family Day weekend off right, with some fun and interactive Family Trivia Game Night. Click the link we'll share on Facebook or on our Event calendar to play on Kahoot! Trivia Night is available all week long now, so you can play with your family whenever it works best for you. You can even Facetime family and friends and play together!

REEL History Movie

Do you miss going to the movies? The Craigleith Heritage Depot is launching two new REEL History Films this Saturday, February 13th at 7:00pm. Join in the virtual Film Launch and watch a brand new movie about our natural history.

Family Yoga with Inner Yogies

Don't forget to stay active! Take care of your minds and your body this Family Day long weekend by joining us on Instagram as Inner Yogies takes you through some gentle yoga moves the whole family can enjoy! 

Activites on World Book Online

Are you looking for some activity and craft inspiration? Look no further. World Book Online has a bunch of great craft and activity ideas. Log in with your library card here!

Outdoor Activity Map

Wanting to get some more fresh air with the family while staying local? Explore Grey County's Activity Map. It has local spots for great snowshoeing, cross country skiing and more.

Family Story Time & Family Craft Time

You can always rewatch episodes of Family Story Time and Family Craft Time on our YouTube page, too! You can snuggle up with a good book, and explore different craft ideas all with things that you have around the house. Watch them here on YouTube.

Family Literacy Day 2021 theme is : Travel The World Together.

Here are some fun activities for you to enjoy:

Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2021 Virtually with Honorary Chair Barbara Reid. Barbara will demonstrate how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. Registration is required for this event. Spaces are limited.

How well do you know all the different continents? Fun with Maps Travel Activity is fill in the blank activity page. Will you be able to name all the continents?

Look up some fun facts about all the different places you can visit.

Travel The World Together Activity Book - have some fun with Mad Libs, colouring sheets, and trivia.

Educational

Learn at Home Ontario's online learning portal for K-12

National Geographic Kids: Games, quizzes and videos.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Twenty days of active learning journeys.

Math Games: Select your grade (K-8), the math skills you're working on, and play!.

Fun & Games

TVO Kids 

CBC Kids

PBS Kids

Crayola Activity Sheets

Reading Materials

Virtual Branch, Books and Reading: eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines

TumbleBooks: Animated, talking picture books, plus videos, read-alongs, puzzles and games.

Museum Exhibits Online

Storyline Online[Children's Story Time]

The Indianapolis Public Library [Children's Story Time]

Just Books Read Aloud [Children's Story Time]

DIY Crafts at Home

How to paint the Galaxy

Watch Family Craft Time with Jen on YouTube

Watch The Kids Clubhouse Craft Corner 

Museum & Local History

BMPL Biblioboard

Leonard E. Shore Biblioboard

Beaver Vallery Fall Fair Biblioboard 

Willi Winkles Biblioboard

Walter Trier Biblioboard

Literary Women Biblioboard

Pathway: 360 Experience

Mary Ward: 360 Experience

REEL History: Watch The Apple Industry, The Ski Industry and Indigenous History

Supports

  • BounceBack: A guided self-help program for adults and youth aged 15 and over using workbooks with online videos and phone coaching support.
  • Kids Help Phone: 24/7 virtual support service offering professional counselling, information and referrals as well as volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French at 1-800-668-6868.
  • For more supports and resources, visit Mental Health in our Virtual Branch.

Have other examples for us? Feel free to make suggestions at Library Programs.