submitted by the North Grenville Public Library (NGPL)

Fall is here and plenty is happening at your North Grenville Public Library. We have new hours, new programs, and the return of your program favourites.

Starting Sunday, October 16, we will be open from 12-4 pm on Sundays, in response to requests from community members, including those who cannot get to the Library on other days of the week. We are hoping that people will make use of the extra hours, and if all goes well, we will continue Sunday hours as a regular thing during the school year.

Our program schedule is filling up again, after a couple of understandably quiet years. We have our regular Fall programming for kids, with Library Sue (Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Sarah’s Circle, Bedtime Storyhour, Twinkle Little Stars). We are also bringing back Friday Fun Days, and are excited to announce that the last Friday of each month will be “French Friday” Fun Day, where we will be joined by Daisy from the Académie Catholique Notre-Dame. 

The popular Reading Buddies program is back and runs from October 11 to December 6. This program pairs teens with younger students to help young readers improve their reading skills – in English or French. We are still looking for some teen volunteers to be part of this rewarding program and to get those community volunteer hours at the same time. Contact [email protected] to learn more. And be sure to watch our Facebook page and website this Fall for other special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) sessions for school-aged children. 

For adults and teens, we have a range of programs, including the return of the NG Writers Circle and La Leche League Drop-in, and new to us, the NG Art Challenge and the NG Poetry Guild. We cannot forget to mention our faithful Knitters, Quilters, Youngsters of Yore, Alzheimer CareGiver Group, and Teen Book Club. 

Book clubs are back in a big way. In addition to supporting several local book clubs off-site, we have the popular monthly NGPL Book Club, hosted by our own Linda Purvis-Carriveau. We are considering adding an evening meeting as well, for those who cannot attend in the afternoon. Let Linda know if you would be interested, at [email protected].  

To learn more about programs for people of all ages, go to or check out our calendar on our website homepage. You can also call us (613-258-4711), email us ([email protected]), or just drop by to say hello. We would love to see you!



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