Kids & Teens

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

Bags to Borrow

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And that’s a wrap…

We had so much fun this summer, we had missed you all! Thank you for coming out and we can’t wait to start planning for fall 2021. Watch for your Rideau Lakes Public Library Newsletter, Click here to subscribe


In person programming is coming back this fall ……

Play, Learn & Storytime – Elgin, Delta, Portland, Newboro and South Elmsley – Families with children age birth to six are welcome to drop by the Delta Branch, Portland Branch, Newboro Branch, and South Elmlsey Branch, for free play & literacy activities. Watch for our program schedule to be announced in fall 2021.

Baby Songs & Rhymes with Library Laura Lee –  Parents/caregivers are invited to join Rideau Lakes Public Library with their child birth to 15 months for 45 mins of songs & rhymes with your babies promoting early literacy skills. Wednesday at 10:00 am at the Elgin Branch.

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 1 to 6 are welcome to attend our program full of creative fun and 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.

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

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Creativebug art and class video classes

** NEW** Welcome to Creativebug.com it has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Click the link https://www.creativebug.com/lib/rlpl and enter your library card number to login. Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers.

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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 lauralee@rlpl.ca 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

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…

Registration