Kids & Teens

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

DROP IN – Play & Story Time

Families can drop-in with children age birth to six by the Elgin Branch, Delta Branch, Portland Country Roads Community Health Centre, and South Elmsley Branch, for free play & literacy activities.

SEE EVENT CALENDAR FOR DATES AND LOCATIONS, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Baby Songs & Rhymes

Parents/caregivers are invited to drop-in with their child birth to 15 months for songs & rhymes with your babies promoting early literacy skills. Wednesday February 1 and 15 at 10:00 am at the Elgin Branch.

LEGO CLUB with Kate

Visit our calendar for dates

Join Kate at our Newboro branch every other Tuesday evening, 6-7pm. Design and build the fort of your dreams, populate a strange land with strange creatures, or build the tallest tower! A great way to bond and be creative with this classic building toy.

Bags to Borrow!

We have ready-packed activity bags! Just scoop one of these up in branch and away you go!

BIG Bag, Beginners in Gardening, everything you need to make those first steps towards a sustainable garden

Park Packs: enjoy snowshoeing and pickle ball!

W.O.W. (Words on wheels) an assortment of early literacy books and activities for the kids

Baby B.O.B. (Bag of Books) Board books and fun sensory toys for baby to start exploring

Mapsacks: Go on an adventure with the little ones with the mapsack, full of surprises!

Saturdays at the Makerspace

FREE — DROP IN

Join us every other Saturday at the Rideau Lakes Public Library – South Elmsley Branch from 10 a.m. to Noon Check out our MakerSpace page for more details. See the Event Calendar for when Maxx will be set up in the Makerspace where you can Built it! Print it! Game it! Make it!

Build It!Print It!Game It!Make It!
3 Stations for building hands on with cardboard, Lego, and a pegboard mazeTry out 3D printing, choose a vinyl cut sticker pattern with the Cricut, and create & laminate a sign.
Run robots through mazes, use Makey Makey to play retro arcade games like Pac Man & Frogger.
Get crafty with Cricut projects, button maker, and collage.


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Creativebug art and class video classes

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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


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…

The TD Summer Reading Club website launches on June 13, 2022. Kids can:

  • Create an online notebook
  • Read ebooks
  • Vote in the Battle of the Books
  • Review books
  • Participate in weekly trivia
  • Write stories
  • Read and write jokes
  • Read an original web comic
  • View author/illustrator readings and workshops
  • Print colouring sheets
  • Find the perfect book

There’s something for everyone, including kids with print disabilities, and preschoolers and their families. Click here to find out How Do Kids Participate?

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