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Pre-Kinder Skills

Ages 2-4 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 Thursday, February 29

Where: West Perth Library, Program Room

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Junior Explorers

At this Spring edition of Junior Explorers, listen to a story and learn through play. The theme this month is Art.

When: 6:15 pm on Wednesday, March 20

Where: West Perth Public Library - Program Room

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Home School Play Date - NEW DAY

For ages 4-12 + caregiver

Homeschoolers meet at the library to play and learn!
Use anything from the Constructors Cupboard or Game Cabinet and play together.

When: 11am on Fridays

Where: Levels 3&4 of the Library

craft supplies including popsicle sticks, pompoms, googly eyes and feathers

Creativity Cart

Bring your imagination to create a craft using supplies from our craft cart.

When: 4pm on Mondays

Where: West Perth Public Library - Program Room

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Lego Lounge

For 3-99+ year-olds!

Come and create with our Lego collection.

When: Wednesday evenings starting @ 4 pm
             starting March 7, Lego Lounge moves to Thursdays @ 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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Fables & Fun - COMING

For children 0-5 years old + caregiver

Stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays with our program staff.

When: 10:15am every Thursday (6 week session from April 11 - May 16)

Where: West Perth Public Library - Program Room

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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]