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Garden Tales

Ages 0-6 + caregiver, Drop-in

Stories, songs and play, during the Early ON program Play N Learn.

When: 10 am on Monday, June 17

Where: Arena Activity Room

During the summer:

When: 10 am on the following Mondays

  • July 15
  • August 19

Where: Pollinator Garden across from the Arena

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Summer Kids' Club

Our summer children's programming is back from July 2 - August 22 with a new format!

Please see the Summer Kids' Club page for full details. 

Registration is required and opens on June 1 on Rec Desk

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Library on Location

All ages; Drop-in with caregiver

Here's your chance to visit local businesses and services to see cool things and have a short story time!

When: Mondays at 6pm

Where: location dependent on who we're visiting that week

July 8 - Mitchell Veterinary Services - 243 Ontario Rd.

July 15 - Alpacas at the Library with Fred & Faye - 105 St. Andrew St.

July 22 - Tim Hortons - 235 Ontario Rd.

July 29 - West Perth Fire Hall - 170 Wellington Street

August 12 - UTES Kindergarten Yard - 165 Frances St. E.

August 19 - JNB Heavy Haul - 216 Cooper Street

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Pre-Kinder Skills

Ages 3-5 with caregiver

Children will explore activities that will help with their fine motor development, colours and alphabet to support the transition to kindergarten.

When: 10:30am on the following Thursdays 

  • August 8
  • August 22

Where: West Perth Library, Program Room

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Creativity Cart

Bring your own box to create a creature, or use our supplies to make a book, craft or design.

When: 4pm on Mondays

Where: West Perth Public Library - Program Room

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Lego Lounge

For 3-99+ year-olds!

Spend time using our LEGO to get creative and build anything you can imagine.

When: Thursday evenings starting @ 4 pm

Where: West Perth Public Library

All groups must include an adult caregiver; all projects will be dis-assembled daily.

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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 [PDF]