Stay & Play Activities

Come to the library to enjoy a 'make and take' craft or play a game. Each will feature something different. Drop in. 

Get Your Summer Read On!

Sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club! Come in to register any time for this wonderful summer program & sign your child up for a summer of literacy fun! Dive into areas that fascinate you and explore new ideas that spark your interest, through books, programs and conversations. Visit often for your chance to win prizes. Drop in each week for new Stay and Play activities. Children who participate in TD Summer Reading Club have the opportunity to read fine free all summer long! Ask branch staff for details.

July TD Summer Reading Club Programming

Build with the Three Little PigsThursday, July 12
12:30 pm
Test your building and science skills and see if you can defeat the Big Bad Wolf. All ages. Drop in.
Makerspace: Green ScreenTuesday, July 17
12:30 pm
Flying through the clouds? Sitting on a mountain? Floating through space? Let your imagination soar! Design your own props, pick out a background, and pose in front of the green screen. All ages. Drop in.
Tools and the BrainFriday, July 20
12:30 pm
Learn how our brains and tools evolved over time then make your own tools to rescue some friends. Ages 5 and up. Drop in.
Boom Boom PowMonday, July 23
12:30 pm
Come to the library to make some instruments and make some noise! All ages. Drop in.
Marble Run ManiaThursday, July 26
12:30 pm
Make tracks and learn the science behind gravity with marbles. Ages 5 and up. Drop in.
Makerspace: Techie TuesdayTuesday, July 31
12:30 pm
Build the Eiffel Tower with Strawbees. Turn on some LED lights with Snap Circuits. Make your colouring page come alive with Quiver. Become a director with stop-motion Stikbots. Learn some new STEAM skills at the library! All ages. Drop in.

August TD Summer Reading Club Programming

Dive into ArtThursday, August 2
12:30 pm
Trees, potatoes, squirt guns and chalk – oh my! Come get creative with us. All ages. Drop in.
Ready, Set, Game!Tuesday, August 7
12:30 pm
Come out to the library and play some games! Hop-scotch Twister, life-size Jenga, life-size Battleship … the fun doesn’t end! All ages. Drop in.
Magnets and MagnetismThursday, August 9
12:30 pm
What is magnetic? Hands on magnet fun is rather attractive, so join us!  All ages. Drop in.
Makerspace: CodingMonday, August 13
12:30 pm
Learn the basics of coding with some offline games and make a keychain with your initials using the coding alphabet! Ages 5 and up. Drop in.
Reptilia ZooThursday, August 16
12:00 pm at the Tilbury Arena (Ryder Hall)
49 Bond Avenue
Reptilia Zoo Stage Show features an assortment of scaly and fantastic creatures. Attendees will be wowed, entertained and educated all at the same time. This exciting show features larger animals including a large lizard, snakes, and a tortoise. Be introduced to an amazing world filled with wondrous creatures. Leave with memories to last a lifetime! All ages.
Book Tasting (Eat Some Books?)Tuesday, August 21
12:30 pm
No Silly! Come into the library to try out some new books. We’ll set up the “restaurant” and a “menu”, you bring a healthy appetite! All ages. Drop in.
Makerspace: Techie Thursday Thursday, August 23
12:30 pm
Learn about geo-caching and virtual reality. 
Ready, Set, Game 2 – End of Summer Party!Thursday, August 30
12:30 pm at the Tilbury Arena (Ryder Hall)
49 Bond Avenue
Fire up your spirit and join us for an end of summer party! Missed our first game day? Then don’t miss this one! All ages. Drop in.

Transform Your Life with Positive Thinking Workshop with Jackie Lefebvre

Walk the pathway to self-discovery, take the opportunity to know a little bit more about yourself, and learn to love yourself more. Drop in. 

Power of Words

Date: Thursday, July 19
Time: 6:00 pm

Every word you think and speak affects you physically, emotionally and mentally. Learn how do use words to help shape your life and create more joy and ease.

Inner Child

Date: Thursday, August 16
Time: 6:00 pm
Learn how your inner child affects your life today and how you can find that child. It’s time to let that child out to play!

Where Have all the Good Books Gone?

Date: Monday, August 27 at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, August 28 at 6:00 pm

Having trouble finding a good book to read? Just want some more bookish content in your life? Come out to learn about where to find your next great read! Suitable for adults or children.

Adult Colouring or Puzzling

Date: every Tuesday
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 pm 
Ages: All ages welcome
Please join us every Tuesday to de-stress and relax with our awesome colouring materials and colouring pages or work on a puzzle. Materials are supplied. Drop in.

Adult Book Club 

Dates: first Tuesday of the month  summer hiatus – back September 4
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to join in a lively discussion of each month’s chosen book. Call or visit the branch to request your copy!

Paint Night 

Date: first Thursday of the month – summer hiatus – back September 6
Time: 6:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to join us for a free fun hour of painting at the Tilbury Branch. No experience required. Each month will have a different theme to paint. Registration required. Please call 519.682.0100 or search ‘Paint Night’ at

One-on-One Book Chats at the Tilbury Branch

When: by appointment
Finding the search for a good book a little overwhelming? Need some suggestions? Meet with Jessica for a personal, one-on-one session to help you find your next great read! Call the Tilbury Branch at 519.682.0100 to book a free, 45 minute session. 

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Settlement Services

Date: First Thursday of every month summer hiatus back September 6
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada? Settlement Services can help with immigration issues, legal issues, education, housing and more. For more information, please call 519.354.7424.

Group / School Visits

Class visits or group visits are always welcome at the Tilbury Branch. Come for a visit, browse the books, find out about our free databases or participate in a program designed just for you. We are also available to come out to your location. Contact our staff to arrange a visit. 519.682.0100. Visits are arranged around the needs of the class and teacher.

Home Service to Hudson Manor

Twice a month, a volunteer delivers large or regular print books to rooms at the Hudson Manor retirement residence. If you are interested in receiving a book delivery, please call the Tilbury Branch or Hudson Manor for more information.