Current Programs

Why should kids get all the fun? This summer sign yourself up for Book Camp! Join our book-inspired activities designed to make you feel like a kid again! 
 
Visit the Adult Summer Book Camp page for details.
 
Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Baby & Me Time is a wonderful way for you to bond with your little one through rhymes, stories and play time. It’s also a great way to meet other new parents!

Drop-in program. Newborn to 12 months. Spaces are limited. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to secure a spot.

Check the calendar for future dates and times.

The Smiths Falls Public Library currently offers two book clubs for adults:

The Tuesday Morning Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. 

The Books and Brews Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 

Please visit the Book Club’s page or contact Ashley at [email protected] for more information.

Spend more time outside this year by joining the Smiths Falls Public Library “Get Outdoors Club!” Each month will have a different theme with a list of challenges and ideas to help you get outside more. This year we’ve introduced a badge system to help encourage you to complete the challenges each month. Collect all four badges to be entered into a draw for a prize!

Please visit the Get Outdoors Club page or contact Ashley at [email protected] for more information.

Stories & More encourages a love of reading through stories, rhymes, songs and activities. A simple craft related to the theme may also be offered as a take home activity.

Drop-in program. Ages 1-5. Spaces are limited. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to secure a spot.

Check the calendar for future dates and times.

The Summer Tutoring Program is a one-on-one tutoring program for children needing extra assistance with reading skills. The library offers two free programs based on the child’s current grade level.

Fun with ABC’s (Kindergarten)

  • designed for children currently in Kindergarten who are struggling with letter names and sounds (preference is given to Seniors)
  • during the 2-week session, the Jolly Phonics program is followed and is complemented with daily reading and literacy games
  • children work with their tutor to produce a letter/sounds book by the completion of the program

Reading Rocks (Grades 1-5)

  • designed for children currently in Grades 1 through 5 and are struggling to meet grade expectations in reading
  • tutors follow the Reading Reflex program to reinforce reading skills and supplement the program with daily reading and literacy-based activities

How it Works:

  • Parents can fill out the form and questionnaire online, or request a paper form from the library.
  • Children are selected for the program based on their individual needs and availability to complete the 2-week program. Please note that completing an application does not guarantee a spot in the program.
  • Children must have a Smiths Falls Public Library card (monthly memberships are available)
  • Tutors meet with their assigned child for 1 hour per day, for 10 days
  • 3 or 4 two-week tutoring sessions are held during July and August

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. This free program is delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators, and stories.

Participants explore recommended reads; track their own reading; connect and share with others across the country; read books online; join in activities; collect reading incentives; write jokes, stories and book reviews, and more. There are great resources for kids with print disabilities as well as for pre-readers and their families.

Visit the Kids Programs page for details.

Check the calendar for upcoming events.

The TSRP runs from July 4th – August 28th. 

Rewards for Reading, a writing contest, games, crafts and more! Check the Teen Programs page for details.

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