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Library Programs

Library Programs


Kim Fernandez - One Grey Mouse

All in-library programs are cancelled due to COVID-19.

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

For Virtual programming during the COVID-19 pandemic, check out https://wakelet.com/@TrentLakesPublicLibrary for different options including kids activities, new books, staff picks and much more!

(Themes may change without notice)

Summer Reading Graphic

Trent Lakes Public Library TD Summer Reading Club 2020!

This bilingual program is designed to help keep kids reading over the summer by providing a fun online club that offers weekly trivia, jokes, book reviews, webcomics, author/illustrator readings, free printable colouring sheets plus access to over 60 e-books.

How to Participate 

Children and their families can register for free online at https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/ starting Monday, June 15th until September 7th to receive an access code. You can then create a personalized digital notebook which links to our library (be sure to choose Trent Lakes Public Library when registering).

After Registration

Once your digital notebook has been created, you can track your reading and activities throughout the summer… and for every book or activity, you complete you will earn a virtual badge!

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 a 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

Children’s Programming

Currently, we offer a family-friendly story time program for children of all ages on Wednesday mornings from 11 am 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 entertaining activities.

We encourage families to socialize after the program so the children can engage in play with the toys, books, puppets and puzzles that we provide. 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.

The library will continue to offer the “Tween Scene” program to children between the ages of 7 and 12, this program provides fun hands-on activities and will continue every other Friday in July and August.

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.

Adult Programming

Trent Lakes Public Library offers an informal social gathering of knitting, crocheting and fibre arts at 10:30 am on Fridays. Patrons can bring their current craft projects or else we can supply the pattern and yarn to create items for donation to local shelters. Library staff will also help patrons if they want to learn the basics of knitting and crocheting. To enhance this program in the future, we would like to bring in special guests with skills in the textile and fabric arts to help inspire the group.

For computer help, we offer individualized assistance with everything from Microsoft Word, Facebook, Google Maps, emailing and spotting internet scams or harmful websites. Patrons can 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.