Preschoolers

Supported by Vitreous Glass Inc.

Airdrie Public Library, in partnership with Community Links Parent Link Centre, is proud to offer a selection of preschool literacy programs. These programs are free of charge to library members. 

Fall sessions:

Session 1: September 11-October 20 (no sessions on October 9th);

Session 2: November 6-December 15

Fall Program Registration: Session 1: August 22, 2017, Session 2: October 24, 2017 

Note:  See below for current summer drop-in programs.


Registered Programs 
These programs will resume in the Fall

*All Registered Programs require a valid APL card. Register online.

Babytime: Mondays—11:30 a.m.; Tuesdays—11:30 a.m. Designed for children under 12 months. This is an oral program shared by caregiver and baby using rhymes, actions, songs, and board books.

Toddlertime: Mondays—9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Tuesdays—9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Designed for preschoolers aged 1-3 who need to move and actively participate. This program focuses on simple action songs, finger plays, props, and short stories.

Storytime: Fridays—11:00 a.m. Designed for children aged 3-5, who are ready to sit for longer stories and rhymes. This transitional program, shared by caregiver and child, combines listening and active participation.

Creative Hands and Minds: Fridays—9:15 a.m. Designed for children aged 3-5. This program features stories, rhymes and a craft for children and their caregivers to share.  





RSVP Programs
These programs will start in the Fall

*RSVP Programs need to reserve a spot, but no library card required!

Sensory Storytime: Mondays: 1:00 p.m. Designed for children aged 3-10 with Autism and other developmental differences. This program is an interactive experience featuring songs, rhymes, and stories for children and their caregivers.

Wiggle Wednesday: Second Wednesday of every month—9:15 a.m. In partnership with Ambition Performing Arts, and designed for children aged 2-5. This program combines storytime, movement, and dance.  


 


Drop-In Programs
*Drop-in! No library card required!

Babytime: Mondays—11:30 a.m.; Thursdays—1:00 p.m.; Fridays—11:30 a.m.

Toddlertime: Mondays—10:30 a.m.; Thursdays – 11:30 a.m.; Fridays— 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Storytime: Thursdays—9:30 a.m.

Creative Hands and Minds: Tuesdays—1:30 p.m. Pick up a ticket at the Information Desk.

Rhymes & Songs: Mondays—9:30 a.m.; Wednesdays—9:30 a.m. This fun-filled program of fingerplays, rhymes, and songs is aimed at children from birth to 5 and their caregivers.

Bedtime Storytime: Tuesdays—6:00 p.m. Children ages 4+ are welcome to drop-in with their favorite stuffy for an hour of stories and crafts! Dress in your pajamas! Pick up a ticket at the Information Desk.

1,2,3—Read with Me!: Saturdays—10:30 a.m. Every Saturday morning from September 9th-December 2nd, join us for an hour of singing rhymes, fingerplays, and stories for children aged birth to 5 (but all ages are welcome).


Outreach Programs

Find a program in a community near you!

  • Travelling Tales and Tunes - Join us for rhymes, stories, and songs! This program off-site programming is aimed at children from birth to 5. RSVP online.