WPL families are always welcome to explore, play, learn and make together.

Join us for innovative, educational and fun programs all year round. At the library, families/kids can:

  • Participate in maker, technology or creative programs
  • Use an ipad or computer to improve digital literacy skills
  • Explore our early learning environments and activities
  • Discover new titles together

For all of our upcoming events, browse our PDF iconChildren's Programs Guide - Spring 2017 or pick up a copy at any WPL location.

We have programs just for adults, too. 


We offer a large selection of free, fun, educational programs for children from newborn to grade 6.

To discover what program is right for your baby, click here.

PDF iconChristmas/Holiday programs - December 2016

PDF iconChildren's Program Guide - Winter 2017

To register for a program – Program Calendar

For more information call 519-886-1310:

  • Main Library (Children’s Department)  ext. 129
  • McCormick Branch ext. 213
  • John M. Harper Branch ext. 310

Baby Connections @ WPL

WPL is a proud participant in Baby Connections, a unique early literacy program for infants and their parents/caregivers.

Click here to learn more about how Baby Connections works and to watch a short promotional video.

Explore Play Learn

EXPLORE PLAY LEARN is the Waterloo Public Library’s early learning strategy for children ages 0-6 years.

EXPLORE PLAY LEARN features the five practices of early learning: READ WRITE SING PLAY TALK

For more information on EXPLORE PLAY LEARN please click here.


Borrow a museum pass the same way you borrow material from the library. The pass offers regular admission for a family of up to two adults and dependent children for all Region of Waterloo Museums including Waterloo Region Museum/Doon Heritage Village and Joseph Schneider Haus. This pass is not required for McDougall Cottage as it is free to visit. 

Passes are not valid for ticketed events, workshops or school programs.

Passes can be borrowed for one week. 

Passes are not eligible for renewals.

Holds are allowed on Museum Passes.

Overdue fines and fees do apply on Museum Passes that are returned late or not returned at all.

Avid Readers – KIDS

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Avid Readers – Kids
Let’s Read
Forest of Reading