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Early Years Programs
We offer a selection of programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0 – 5 years. Babytime, One is Fun, Tales for Twos, and more are offered in 8 week sessions four times a year. Our "Little" programs offer young children the opportunity to learn through exploration and hands on activities. Each "Little" program focuses on one learning theme, including art, engineering, math, science, and music.
In partnership with the City of Kitchener, Kitchener Public Library is able to offer community based literacy initiatives to help support families across the city.
ImagineIt Community Collections
Formerly known as Library Links for Life, the ImagineIt Community Collections provide families across the city of Kitchener with easy access to books for children ages 0 – 6. These collections are housed in Community Centres and community organizations working with families. We have collected high quality picture books and easy readers to help promote the development of early literacy skills.
Check out the ImagineIt Community Collection at the following sites:
- Bridgeport Community Centre (coming soon!)
- Centreville Chicopee Community Centre
- Country Hills Community Centre
- Kingsdale Community Centre
- Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
- Mill Courtland Community Centre
- Stanley Park Community Centre
- Victoria Hills Community Centre
ImagineIt Island at Kidspark
Kidspark is Kitchener’s signature event for children each summer. With the addition of ImagineIt Island, children and families have the opportunity to connect with literacy organizations, and build important early literacy skills while having fun. They are also invited to relax in the gazebo as a lineup of local storytellers share their tales. ImagineIt Island is where imaginations thrive.
TD Summer Reading Club
Children ages 2 – 12 are invited to join the club and spend their summer reading, as part of this national program.
Registration begins June 29, 2017!
(Shhh, special early bird registration will happen on Get Your Summer Read On Day 2017, Saturday, June 17 at the Central Library!)