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Library Programs

Library Programs


Kim Fernandez - One Grey Mouse

The Trent Lakes Public Library is thrilled to have Kim Fernandes (children’s book author and illustrator) running a Storytime program for kids of all ages. It’s a fun-filled session of family-friendly stories and activities at the Buckhorn branch, held every Wednesday at 11:00 am.

During July and August, the Buckhorn branch will hold a “drop-in” program every Saturday from 11-3. This free program is open to children of all ages.

This is a drop-in program. Registration is not required.

Schedule for Reading Program

(Themes may change without notice)

December 12 – Christmas

December 19 – Christmas

There will be no Story Time on December 26th, but the program will resume on 02 January 2019.

January 02 – New Year celebrations

Tween Scene

The Buckhorn branch of Trent Lakes Public Library is pleased to offer a new program for “tweens” during the summer. This program is for people between the ages of 7-13 and will include hands-on activities. It will run every other Friday at 1:00 during July and August. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no cost for the program.

After a successful launch of this program, we are pleased to announce that we will be bringing it back in the summer of 2019!

Cavendish Youth Group

Cavendish Youth Group meets Tuesday evenings from September until June. All children are invited to join us at the Cavendish Community Centre from 6:00 to 7:30. There is no registration fee for being part of our group.

Some of the activities that we do with the children include shoreline clean-up, Settlers Village for Haunted Halloween, Festival of Trees, Pete’s Hockey, Pizza Night, camping and crafts. We have movie night on the last Friday of every month.

We are also looking for your favourite recipes to go into the cookbook that we are creating!

Knit & Lit

Crocheting and Knitting tools and books

Trent Lakes Public Library has a new program for local crafters of all ages. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, come join for an informal gathering of knitting, crocheting and fibre arts. All you need to bring are your craft materials. If you are looking for a project we will supply the yarn and pattern to create items for local shelters. We can help teach people who want to learn the basics as well. We will also have a variety of crafting books available.

Knit and Lit is held at 11 am every Friday at the Buckhorn Branch of the Trent Lakes Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program and registration is not required.

Library Programming Plan for 2018


Children’s Programming

Currently, we offer a family-friendly story time program for children of all ages on Wednesday mornings from 11 to 11:45 at the Buckhorn Branch of Trent Lakes Public Library. This fun-filled program includes a seated story time followed by a variety of theme-related crafts, songs, and other fun activities.

We encourage families to socialize after the program so the children can engage in play with the toys, books, puppets and puzzles provided. This interactive time is important to help children develop motor, cognitive and social skills. At Trent Lakes Public Library, we want to help bring families together and create an atmosphere of discovery.

In the future, we hope to be able to host more children’s book authors and illustrators during story time. We would also like to encourage more business owners and talented people from our community to come in during story time and share their knowledge and skills.

It is also a priority to purchase more cognitive and sensory toys for the children to learn from and enjoy. If budget allows, a children’s computer station with a tablet would be a benefit to early learning.

Adult Programming

The library offers an informal social gathering of knitting, crocheting and fibre arts at 11 am on Fridays. Patrons bring their current craft projects or else we supply the pattern and yarn so they can create items for donation to local shelters. Library staff also helps teach the patrons the basics of knitting and crocheting. To enhance this program in the future, we hope to bring in special guests with skills in the textile and fabric arts to help inspire the group.

We also offer one-on-one computer help. Patrons receive individualized assistance with everything from Microsoft Word, Facebook, Google Maps, emailing and spotting internet scams or harmful websites.

Patrons also receive guidance on how to use their e-readers and how to download books from the library. Plus assistance with mobile phone applications such as how to text, creating or editing a contact list and how to change the settings is provided.

If the demand increases, we will offer a specialized, one-hour computer class for seniors on a specified date and time.

In the future, we would also like to offer tablets for in-library use.