As the air gets cooler and the leaves change colours, many families and friends settle into their autumn traditions. The library will be bringing back some traditions of its own for both youngsters and the young-hearted.

Saturday Storytime begins on October 1 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. This free, drop-in program features stories, puppets, music, rhymes, and fun every Saturday morning. Start your own family tradition by attending this program and then spending some time together in the library.

The library welcomes Registered Dietician Gigi Loong of the Community Care Health Team at Health For All on October 7 at 10:30 a.m. She will be presenting on Healthy Eating for Young Families. She’ll share tips on meal planning, making balanced meals and snacks, and ways to create a healthy food environment for children at home. Registration is free and can be done via WS Play online using barcode 24933.  Families are welcome to bring their children for this presentation.

The library’s Boys and Girls Book Clubs also begin in October. These clubs are for children ages 8-12 where members read a different book from the children’s book club kits each month and then join discussions with their peers. A nut-free snack is provided at each meeting.

The Girls’ Book Club begins October 14 and the Boys’ Book Club begins October 24; both clubs run from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration is free and can be done via WS Play online using barcode 24964 (girls) and barcode 24969 (boys).

The library will host its Halloween party once again for children aged 7+. Join the fun on October 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a fun, scary evening. This will be after-hours fun as the library is closed. A Halloween dinner will be served, followed by games, and then stories by the fireplace. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  Registration is $10/child and can be done via WS Play online using barcode 24965.

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