Programs & Events for Kids

Friday June 10 | 2 - 4 PM |  Phelps Homes Ltd.

There's so much to do at the 4th annual Phelps Homes Ltd. Building Literacy Fair at the Grimsby Public library! Play together, build literacy skills into your family life, and learn about Summer Reading Clubs for kids aged 2 and up. Check out just some of the fun-tastic activities we've got lined up below:
Raffle Prizes 
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Touch a Truck 
Obstacle Course 
Tape Track
Green Screen Fun
Therapy Tails Dogs
Seed Planting
Bouncy Castle
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Sidewalk Chalk
Plus face painting, bubbles, stickers, tattoos, playdough, and more! 
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Drop in Family Story Times

Now you can share Story Time with your little ones.

Don't miss the GPL's free evening programs for parents and kids to enjoy together. Each Story Time will be held on a Thursday evening and will run from 6:30 - 7:15 PM. Children are welcome to wear pyjamas, if they like, and dress up for holidays.


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Circus Time:
Thursday, March 31

Come one come all to a fantastic Family Story Time all about the circus! 
Things That Go! 
Thursday, April 28

Vroom Vroom... a Family Story
Time about all kinds of cars, 
trucks, and trains.
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Hungry for Books
Thursday, May 26

Yum Yum. Get ready for a Family
Story Time with books that are good enough to eat!




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Tuesdays / 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The dogs days of summer continue thanks to Therapy Tails Niagara. Elementary school students will enjoy sharing a favourite book with a furry friend. Volunteers and dogs will be on hand to create a relaxed reading environment for this free drop-in program.


Join us at the Library for spring Family Movie Nights with friends and neighbours in the cozy GPL Lounge. You'll see all the action from our giant 7 ft. screen.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and all movies start at 6:45 PM. Admission is just $5 per family to help support future programming, or FREE with the donation of an non-perishable food item to the Grimsby Benevolent Fund (please drop off at the Library). Enjoy a fun night out with the family that's close to home! 


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How to Train Your Dragon
Friday, March 11 
Rating G

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future.


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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Friday, April 15
Rating G
40 Minutes

Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers - lemurs. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. In honour of Earth Day!







After School Drop-in Programs:

June Hours: 3:45 - 4:45 PM 
July/August Hours: 6 - 7 PM
Parents are asked to remain in the building while their children are participating in programs and to initial their children in and out of the Studio for Lego Club and Tinker Space.

lego2        Lego Club / Kids 6+

     At Lego Club, it’s all about 
with friends. We provide 
     the Lego and you provide the 
This free drop-in program 
     runs in the Studio.

     Put these Wednesdays on your 

     June 1 + 15 | 3:45 - 4:45pm
     July 6 + 20 | 6 - 7 PM
     Aug 3 + 17 | 6 - 7 PM


    Tinker Space / Kids 6+

    Have you ever wondered what’s 
    inside the electronic gadgets we 
    use each day? Then Tinker 
is just right for you! 

    Join us in the Studio on:

    June 8 + 22 | 3:45 - 4:45pm
    July 13 +27 | 6 - 7 PM
    Aug 10 + 24 | 6 - 7 PM

Battle of the Books

Celebrating Grimsby's enthusiastic young readers... &

Every year in May the Grimsby Public Library hosts "Battle of the Books" the inter-school juvenile fiction trivia competition. This event has been made possible by the very generous funding of our local Tim Hortons.

This year's event will take place on: Friday, May 20, 2016

To download the BOTB information package click pdf here.

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Battle of the Books 2016 Title List:
To ensure that all participants have access to these titles, please borrow no more than two titles per household at one time from the Grimsby Public Library. Thank you for your cooperation.

*Please note that titles with an asterisk (*) are Scholastic publications*

1. The Case of the Wilted Broccoli / Will Hertling

2. The Contest* /
Gordon Korman
    Series: Everest

3. Lost in the Snow /
Frieda Wishinsky  
   Series: Canadian Flyer

4. The Mouse and the Motorcycle* /
Beverly Cleary

5. Pirate Power Play* /
Helaine Becker 
   Series: Looney Bay All Stars

6. Ready to Wear /
Chloe Taylor 
    Series: Sew Zoey

7. Sabotage at Willow Woods /
Carolyn Keene
    Series: Nancy Drew Notebooks

8. Scout* /
Ellen Miles 
eries: Puppy Place 

9. Undercover* / H. I. Larry 
   Series: Zac Power 

10. Zeus & the Thunderbolt of Doom / Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams 
     Series: Heroes in Training


How it works:

The 8 elementary schools located in Grimsby are invited to play each yearEach participating school will select a team of 6 players ranging between Grades 3 and 6 (maximum of 2 students per grade). Each school gets an information package that includes: the competition rules, the list of books being used in the competition, a toolkit to help teachers prepare for the event, a list of sample questions, a letter explaining the competition to parents, and a Grimsby Public Library card application.                                                                                     

All players will recieve a small prize and a certificate for participating, and each school will get 6 paperback books which they can incorporate into their school's library or hand out to their players.The school with the highest score at the end of the competition gets a Scholastics Publishing gift card, and their school's name engraved on the Battle of the Books Official Plaque to display at their school until the following year.






Library News

Hot off the presses... The pdf Spring Issue of the Library Newsletter is now available for online viewing or download and for pick up at the library. 

Find issues of previous Library Newsletters here:     

Library Calendar

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Monday, May 23
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