Programs for Kids

Children can enjoy lots of programs designed just for you!

Most of them run throughout the school year.  With our TD Summer Reading Program in July.

TD Summer Reading Club is coming this July!

We will run the first 4 Wednesdays in July from 10am – noon. July 3, 10, 17 & 24. With stories, crafts and games. Our theme this year is all about space!

This is a free program for kids ages 4 – 10.

Contact the library to sign up today by calling, messaging or emailing the library 613-924-2048 or  athenspubliclibrary@gmail.com.

Come in or contact the library to pre-register your kids. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Toddler Time – PAUSED For the SUMMER

Toddler Time starts up again Thursday, September 14th, 2024 ! This program is for all littles ages birth – 3 and their caregivers and begins at 10 every Thursday morning during the school year. Join us for stories, songs and Makerspace activities! There is no need to register for this program, just drop in!

Lego Club – Junior & Senior – PAUSED For the SUMMER

Look for Junior and Senior Builders to begin again in October! Jr Builders runs the first Weds of every month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for kids ages 4-8.

Sr Builders is the second Weds of every month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and is for kids ages 9 – 12. Join us for exciting new LEGO building challenges!

Please contact the library to register your kiddos and for more information.

Craft Kits

Seasonal craft kits are available for pick up at the library.

Be sure to stop by and pick one up!

 

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!