Programs for Kids

Children can enjoy lots of programs designed just for you!

TD Summer Reading Club 2022

Join us every Thursday in July for this year’s TDSRC!
Click to check out this short video to learn more!

This free program is open to all kids ages 4-10 and will run July 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10 am – noon.  Activities include stories, crafts, games and snacks. We ask that you per-register your children for each week that they will be participating.

Registration ia open until Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Contact the library for more info.
Call 613-924-2048 or email athenspubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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.

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.

New to the library- Sensory Play Backpacks!

Thanks to a very generous donation by  Thousand Islanders Chorus, we have been able to put together two backpacks filled with sensory toys and books for kids. Come by and check them out!

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 🙂 

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.