Stay & Play Activities

Dates: December 1 to January 5
A different holiday activity will be available each week in the library. 

Decorate the Library!

Dates: December 1 to 22
Make sure you stop in to create an ornament to put up in the library to help us decorate for the holidays. Different designs will be out each week.

Advent Calendar of Books

Dates: December 1 to 30
Stop in to the Wheatley Branch every day during open hours and pick up a wrapped children's book from our Advent Calendar!

Holiday Storytime

Date: Thursday, December 20
Time: 6:30 pm
Join us for a holiday storytime and activities. Wear your jammies if you wish and bring a stuffed friend to share the story with.


Date: Wednesday, January 2
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Drop in and use our creation cards to make some LEGO objects, or use your own imagination and build something amazing! LEGO and DUPLO available.

Mother Goose Storytime

Date: January 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
We're partnering with EarlyON to bring you Parent-Child Mother Goose! A group experience for parents and their young children to connect through the power of nursery rhymes. Please bring a blanket to sit on. For adults and babies 0-18 months. Space is limited. Please register by calling EarlyON at 519.351.1228 ext 2429.

Baby Weigh-in and Development Clinic

Date: December 19; January 16; February 20 (Third Wednesday of the month)
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am
Bring your baby or toddler in to be weighed by a Chatham-Kent Public Health nurse. They will answer your questions about growth and development for your little one.

Need help? A Community Navigator can help you...

Date: Wednesday, December 19
Times: by appointment

  • Create and use email accounts
  • Complete online application forms
  • Find information on government websites
  • Use Facebook, Twitter, or other social media
  • Find resources in your community to assist with job search and much more!

Ask library staff about drop-in and appointment times.

Settlement Services  

Date: Jan. TBA , Feb 6 (First Wednesday of the month) 
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 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 Wheatley Branch. Come for a visit, browse the books, find out about our free databases or participate in a program designed just for you. Staff are available to come to your location. Contact staff to arrange a visit. 516.825.7131. Visits are arranged around the needs of the class and teacher.