Stay & Play Activities

Check out our Stay and Play activity table. Everyone welcome.

Storytime

Date: Thursdays, January 23, 30 and February 6, 13 and March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2 & 9

Time: 10:45 am

Ages 2, 3 & 4. Children, parents and caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, rhythm instruments and crafts. Registration required.

Winter Reading Program

Date: January 27 to March 14

Children 14 years and younger.

Beginning Family Literacy Day, for each book you read a reading club book mark will be stamped.  After 10 stamps, you can bring your bookmark to Harvey's in Wallaceburg to get a free kids meal! Coupons may be redeemed until March 31st. Sponsored by Wallaceburg's Harvey's Serving Swiss Chalet.

Adult Book Club

Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 6:30 pm

Join Tracy for a discussion about the book, "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien. Pick up your copy today! Registration required.

Reading Buddies

Date: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5

Time:  Appointment times: 6:00 pm / 6:30 pm / 7:00 pm 

Reading Buddies offers free one-on-one assistance to children in grades 1 through 6 who like to practice reading. Volunteers spend 30 minutes with each child encouraging and motivating them to read using literacy-based games, activities and high-interest readers.

Registration required.

PA Day Rainbow Scratch Paper Craft

Date: Friday, January 31
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for a colourful craft! Stencils provided. Registration not required.

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Date: February 4, 11, 18 & 25
Time: 2:00 pm at EarlyON St. Elizabeth Family Centre Site.

Join Jackie from EarlyON and Jessica from CKPL for songs, rhymes and stories for children ages 0 to 3 and their caregiver. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Registration not required. 

Tech Connect

Date: Tuesday, February 4 and March 3, April 7
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm by appointment

Library databases, apps, digitizing photos, email, social media, tablet and iPad basics. Free one-on-one assistance.

LEGO

Date, Saturday, February 8 and March 14
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to come and get creative with our bins of LEGO.

Dots & Dogs

Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2:00 pm

Our friends from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind are visiting the library! Meet a guide dog, and learn the do's and don'ts of guide dogs in public. Learn the story of Braille and Braille your own name! Drop-in. Open to children of all ages. Registration not required. 

World of Wellness

Date: February 11 & 25, March 10 & 24 and April 14 & 28

Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Present by Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres. World of Wellness offers a variety of activities such as coffee and conversation, movies, crafts, yoga, painting and more! Registration not required. 

Bees and Pollinators: How Important Are They To Us?

Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 6:00 pm

Mike Davidson from Summer's Gold Honey Company will be teaching us about pollinators and the importance of bees. All ages. Registration is not required. In partnership with The Wallaceburg Downtown BIA Garden Club.

Family Day Maker Fair

Date: Monday, February 17
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

LEGO, Tinker Toys, Strawbees, Lincoln Logs, Magnetic Blocks. We have it all! Come and build with us. All ages. Registration not required. 

Adult Book Club

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 6:30 pm

Join Tracy for a discussion about the book "Tilly and the Crazy Eights" by Monique Gray Smith. Pick up your copy today! Registration not required.

Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 6:00 pm

Larry Cornelis, an award winning naturalist, conservationist and horticulturist, will present on the topic of ecologically responsible landscapes. In partnership with the Downtown BIA Garden Club. Registration is not required. 

Stay and Play

Date: March 16 to March 21
Time: During open hours

Join us all week for "under the sea" crafts and activities. 

Sea Jewels

Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Paint your own sea shell necklace. Drop in. 

Discover the Ocean

Date: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 2:30 pm

Join us for a short film, games and craft. Drop in. 

Magical Mermaids

Date: Wednesday, March 18
Time: 2:30 pm

Splish, Splash! Wallaceburg Branch is swimming with lots of fun activities. Join us for stories, songs, crafts and all things mermaid. Drop in.  

Under the Sea Storytime

Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 10:45 am

Join us for fishy fun as we explore life under the sea!  Ages 2 and up. Drop in. 

The Silly Jellyfish Puppet Show

Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 2:30 pm

Join Jellyfish on his adventure on land as he tries to save the Dragon Princess. All ages. Drop in.

Spring Card Making

Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 2:30 pm

Join Lu Flynn, a local artist, and make two cards to take home! Registration required. 

Adult Book Club

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 6:30 pm

Join Tracy for a discussion about 'Daughters Who Walk This Place' by Yejide Kilanko.  Books are available at the Wallaceburg Branch. Registration is not required.

Adult Colouring and Puzzles

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Ages: Open to all

What a great way to spend a few minutes or hours! Colouring is a great way to de-stress and relax. Open to everyone ages 16 and older. We even provide the materials! We have a large poster to complete that reads, "Love Your Library." Drop in. 

Scrabble Club

Date: Wednesday afternoons 
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

How do you spell fun? S-C-R-A-B-B-L-E! Drop in to the Wallaceburg Branch for a friendly game. All skills levels are welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one from the library. Registration is not required.

Chicks with Sticks

Date: Thursday afternoons
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 pm 

Do you like to knit or crochet? Would you like to learn how? Join us every Thursday afternoon to trade patterns, give suggestions or to learn how to knit or crochet. Always something different for the change in season!

Group / School Visits

Class visits or group visits are always welcome at the Wallaceburg Branch. Come for a visit, browse the books, find out about our free databases or participate in a program designed just for you. Contact our staff 519.627.5292 to arrange a visit. Visits are arranged around the needs of the class and teacher.