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Program Calendar : December 2021 [PDF]


Grey hat that is almost done being knitted, as well as leaves

Crafters' Circle

Crafters' Circle is a program for adults and teens. The group will meet at the Library to work on personal crafting projects and create community connections. It's a great way for people who are new to the community or anyone who is feeling isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic to connect to others.

Time: Tuesdays 5-6pm and Fridays from 11am-12pm, October 5th - December 28th
Location: Program room on the 4th level of the West Perth Public Library
What to bring: Crafting project
Requirements to attend:

  • Wear a mask
  • Fill out weekly COVID-19 screening forms
  • Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (this will be asked for a single time only)
  • Preregistration for the session is required due to space requirements.

Pre-register or request further details at askwppl@pcin.on.ca.


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Junior Explorers

This program is a "show and share" style book club for children aged 4-8. Children will bring a book they have been reading into the library and share it with the other group members. Afterward, they will have a chance to explore the library for more books.

Time: 6:30-7:30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month
Location: West Perth Public Library - Upper Floor
What to bring: A great book you have been reading
Requirements to attend:

  • Wear a mask
  • Fill out COVID screening form
  • Physical distancing
  • Adult caregivers must remain in the library
  • Pre-registration for the event is required due to space requirements.

Pre-register or request further details at askwppl@pcin.on.ca.


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Bounce and Rhyme

One of our programmers will be leading a circle of songs, stories, and rhymes for babies aged 0-12 months at the Mitchell Arena.

Time: Thursday, December 2nd and 16th at 10:30am
Location: Mitchell Arena
Requirements to attend:

  • Wear a mask
  • Proof of vaccination (12+)
  • Physical distancing
  • Pre-registration for the event is required due to attendee limitations.

Pre-register or request further details at askwppl@pcin.on.ca. 


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Maker Monday

This program is intended for children aged 4-12 with their adult caregiver.
Crafters can unleash their creative side to create a craft using supplies from our craft cart. Groups of 5 or less, including an adult caregiver.

Time: Mondays from 4-5pm for the month of December
Location: West Perth Public Library
What to bring: Your creative spirit
Requirements to attend:

  • Wear a mask
  • Proof of vaccination (12+)
  • Physical distancing
  • Same-day booking

Book your spot by calling the library at (519) 348-9234.


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Fables & Fun

This program is intended for young children aged 0-5 and their adult caregivers. Join us for a socially distanced Storytime outside the Mitchell Arena. Drop in for stories, rhymes, songs, and finger plays.

Time: Thursday, December 9th at 10:30am
Location: Outside the Mitchell Arena
What to bring: Outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather
Requirements to attend:

  • Physical distancing
  • Please do not attend if you are unwell

No registration required.


Small hands are playing with coloured pieces of Lego

Lego Lounge

If you are between the ages of 3 and 99, this program is for you! Come and create with our Lego collection; all projects will be disassembled nightly. Groups of 5 or less, including an adult caregiver.

Time: Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Location: West Perth Public Library
What to bring: Your creative spirit
Requirements to attend:

  • Wear a mask
  • Proof of vaccination (12+)
  • Fill out COVID screening form
  • Physical distancing
  • Same-day booking

Book your spot by calling the library at (519) 348-9234.


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Bring-a-Book Club

This program is intended for adults. Group members read a book each month on a specific theme and come together to discuss and learn about great reads.

Time: The last Tuesday of each month at 11:00am OR the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
Location: West Perth Public Library
What to bring: The book you read for the theme that month
Requirements to attend:

  • Wear a mask
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Physical distancing
  • Fill out COVID screening form
  • Pre-registration for the event is required due to space requirements.

Monthly themes:

  • December : Read an old favourite
  • January : It's a classic
  • February : Love is in the air (romance)
  • March : The camera's rolling (books that became movies)
  • April : Outside my comfort zone (something you don't usually read)

Pre-register or request further details at askwppl@pcin.on.ca. 


On a counter lies an small, brown drawstring bag beside a handful of dice, as well as some smaller dice in a container and a pencil and notebook

Coming in January: Introduction to RPG

Role-Playing Games or RPGs allow players to assume the role of a character within a game. Whether you are new to RPGs, or are looking for a new group to connect with, this program is for you!

Time: Saturday afternoons from 12:30-4:30pm, from January 8th to February 12th
Location: West Perth Public Library
What to bring: TBA
Requirements to attend:

  • Wear a mask
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Fill out COVID screening form
  • Physical distancing
  • Pre-registration for the event is required due to space requirements.

Pre-register or request further details at askwppl@pcin.on.ca.


baby looking at a book

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun, exciting and easy way to start your child on the path to success! Read a book - any book- to your child. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. It's easier than you think. Read 1 book a night and you'll meet your goal in 3 years. Read 3 books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year.

How 1000 Books works

  1. Get set for reading. Pick up a tracking poster and any program materials at the Library or print them from our website.
  2. Track your reading. Colour in, or cross out a stack of books on the tracking poster for each book you read to your child.
  3. Every book counts. Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. The books your child hears in storytime, daycare, preschool or with family or friends all count as long as your child listens to the entire book.
  4. Keep on reading. Don't stop at 1000! Keep reading together, there's more learning ahead.
  5. Share your journey. We invite you to share your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten journey on social media. Tag us @westperthpl and use the hashtag #1000BooksB4K.

Program Materials

Introductory Letter