Programs for Kids

Children can enjoy lots of programs designed just for you!

TD Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is geared towards kids ages 4-10.

Register Before June 30, 2021 by calling 613-924-2048 or emailing athenspubliclibrary@gmail.com

Since we will not be having an in person program this year, the plan is to have weekly kits ready for pickup at the library every Tuesday in July – this will also give you an opportunity to check out some amazing books! These kits will also be available to pick up during our open hours on Thursdays and Saturdays. The kits will contain activity sheets, a booklet to keep track of the books your kids have read, a code to access TD Summer Reading activities online and activities and crafts to enjoy at home.

Contact us via Messenger, email or phone if your child(ren) would like to be a part of the fun!

Provincial Park Passes

Did you know we have FREE Day-Use park passes? Valid for your carload 🙂
Call 613-924-2048 or email athenspubliclibrary@gmail.com the book your passes and arrange pickup
Check out the Provincial Park website or their newsletter for more details.

Museum Passes

We have free family passes for many of the museums in Ottawa. Contact library for more info.

Toddler Time

For toddlers and their parents/caregivers from birth to age 3.  Join us for storytime, crafts, singing and more.
Thursdays from September-June from 10-11 here at the library.

Lego Club

LEGO Club meets two evenings a month from September to June and runs for an hour. It is open to all kids aged 4-10 along with a caregiver. Each club meeting we work on  2 building challenges to complete individually or as a team.  Please contact the library to join 🙂 

Backpack Program

These are available for ages 3 to 11 years.

Themed family backpacks filled with books for a variety of reading levels, craft kits, a movie and  fun activity sheets.

Outdoor Mapsacks filled with all things outdoors. Different themes are available. This program has been made available through The Mapsack Project – Where literacy meets Nature. Mapsacks have passes to Ontario Parks and Rideau Conservation Authority.