Children’s Library

Renfrew Public Library has both a dedicated physical department for Children, as well as a ton of digital resources and suggestions for our youngest members. Check out the Teen Zone for info on programs for tweens and teens!

Programs for Little Ones

Register for Fall Programs September 1st to 12th.

Monday 9:30 – 10:30 am

S.T.E.A.M. Storytime (Ages 2-5) Let’s discover Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! A hands on program for children plus a parent, grandparent or guardian. Registration required.
Dates: Sept. 18th & Oct. 16th

Bookworm Storytime (Ages 2-3) An interactive program for children plus a parent, grandparent or caregiver. Come and join in for songs, stories, crafts and more! Registration required.
Dates: Nov. 6th, 20th & 27th


2:00 – 3:00 pm

Tickles & Giggles (Newborns – 15 months) Enjoy a special outing with your baby at the library! This fun program includes tickling rhymes, songs, and stories. *Registration required.


9:00 – 9:30am

Storytime on Zoom (Ages 1-5) Join Susan for some interactive storytime! Begins Sept. 22nd. *Registration required.

10:00 – 11:00am

The Caregiver’s Corner Social time for 1–5-year-olds and their caregivers at the library! A weekly get together with fellow caregivers to share playtime, stories and more! *Registration required

Family Fun

Adopt a Reading Pet! Adopt a Reading Pet and read for 20 minutes each day to keep your Pet excited about books! Our Reading Pets are great story listeners! Every family should have one!
Pizza, Pies & Puzzles! Oct. 28th, 12:30 – 2:30 PM: Join families in the challenge of consuming a large pizza, eating a pie, drinking a large pitcher of beverage plus building a 300 piece puzzle! *Registration required.

Children and adult playing in the library.

More Upcoming Fun!

Check out the Fall Program Guide for a list of all our upcoming programs and events this fall, 2023!
Some Highlights Include:
B.I.A.K. Indigenous Teachings & Drumming
Hands-On Tuesdays
Homeschooler Hive
Let’s Talk Science

Take Home Kits

We have a variety of take home kits to enhance fun and learning at home.

Read & Play Packs (Dinosaur Pack, Music Pack, Princess Pack, Truck Pack) are available to borrow for fun with books, DVDs, toys and more!

Let’s Talk Science Kits Discover science through these take home kits! Science Kit includes science activities, how to instructions and the learning behind the science. Available monthly for ages 5 & up.

Daycare Providers: You can book a group visit to the Library by calling or emailing Susan to book a time!


For more information on the programs and services, please contact the Children’s Department at (613) 432-8151 x.610 or email Susan!

A read and play pack ready to borrow for young children

TEACHERS: Bring a class! Book a visit and we can design a theme to fit your visit!

Teachers who teach at a Renfrew school are eligible for a free membership in order to sign materials out for your classroom!

Find Kids Books

Click to find book titles on the Library's online catalogue

Find Kids Movies

Kanopy Kids - click to find movies that you can access for free with your library card

Great Kids Websites

Find great websites recommended for kids on our Boredom Busters page

Education Resources

Need some help with an assignment or project? Try searching these great resources and remember to check out our Digital Research & How-To section.