Kids & Teens

For Parent and Child Resources within Leeds & Grenville County see our Community Links page

Creativebug art and class video classes

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Virtual Programming

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  Virtual Programming with Laura Lee via Zoom using your computer/tablet/phone. To receive the e-vite link contact

Virtual Story Time with Laura Lee – Parents/caregivers with their young children are invited to a live Rideau Lakes Public Library story time. Join Monday & Thursday @ 9:30am. Bring along your enthusiasm and 2 tapping sticks “wooden spoons or small real sticks” for story, songs & rhymes.

Baby Songs & Rhymes with Library Laura Lee Parents/caregivers are invited to join Rideau Lakes Public Library for 45 mins of songs & rhymes with your babies promoting early literacy skills. Wednesday mornings 10:30 am on ZOOM. YOU MUST RSVP with to get the link. You will need a comfy floor space and your baby.

Yoga 4 Youth – Tuesday at 4 :15

Join Laura Lee from Rideau Lakes Public Library and Tao from Fern  Fox Yoga – Tuesday at 4:15 on Zoom

Register with Laura Lee for the Zoom link and to get your own personalized yoga mat.

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Bags to Borrow

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We have a DIE CUT STATION at our Elgin Branch. Make art & crafts, puppets, kids learning tools, scrapbooking and more. We have many die cuts to choose from such as letters, numbers, nature, seasonal, animals, shapes and celebrations. You need to bring your own materials (BYOM)

Materials you can use: Paper, Cardstock, Foam, Fabric, Felt

Contact for more information

Together Apart: Sharing the magic of reading stories online

Click here for the full guide on how to Share the magic of reading stories online.

Together Apart : Sharing the magic of reading stories online

All in house programs suspended – in the meantime join Laura Lee in our new Virtual Story Times. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for activity ideas.

Play, Learn & Storytime – Delta, Portland and Newboro

Families with children age birth to six are welcome to drop by the Delta Branch, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, the Portland Branch on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and the Newboro Branch, on the 4th Thursday of the month for open, free play, literacy activities, as well as a loosey-goosey circle and storytime from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Please consult our event calendar for updated program information, times and locations. Or contact Laura Lee with any questions.

Pop-Up Play

EarlyON and the Library present games, stories and crafts for parents, caregivers and children ages 0-6 on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30am at the Elgin Branch. This drop-in program follows the same schedule as the school calendar as well as bus cancellations.

You can contact EarlyON Child and Family Centre for more information: 1-866-433-8933  x 2374

After school Kids Club – Elgin

Kids grades 2 to 6 are welcome to hang out, make art, build with LEGO, create something new and enjoy some snacks at the Main Branch in Elgin.

Club meets most Mondays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. but follows the school calendar with holidays and bus cancellations.

Contact Laura Lee with any questions.

TD Summer Reading Club

When summertime hits, you can sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club at any Rideau Lakes Public Library  branch! Pick up your free stickers, activity booklet, fortune teller and great books with summer adventures waiting for you…

Reading Boost!

A reading tune-up in the summer for kids

  • Would you like your child to grow a love of reading?
  • Would you like some help to keep their reading levels up over the summer?
  • Would they feel more confident going back to school in September with some extra reading skills?

The Rideau Lakes Public Library offers this positive reading support program for kids at the South Elmsley Branch (Lombardy Public School) and at the Elgin Branch each summer.

An early literacy specialist and trained volunteers will work with small groups concentrating on reading fundamentals and promoting the joy of reading. Sessions are free.


Check back in 2020 for more registration details.

Pre-registration preferred to attend as small size groups are ideal. Please call the Library at 613-359-5334 or email to register and for more information.

Read to Every Kid Every Day

Every year, we invite children, parents, caregivers and guardians to participate in our annual “Read to Every Kid Every Day” Challenge. You can help choose Leeds-Grenville’s favourite children’s book!

Winner of the 2010 Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Award for Innovation!!

Read to Every Kid Every Day, now celebrating year 10, is a county wide literacy initiative that promotes the importance of daily reading to children. Each year, children and parents are invited to read 10 picture books that have been selected by a team of librarians and literacy specialists and then vote for their favourite.

This year’s nominated picture books were announced October 1 2018.  Check them out at your Branch, read, share and vote!

And the 2018-2019 Winners are …..

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