At The Library

By Alicia Gilstorf,
Clifford branch supervisor

Blast into summer with Wellington County Library! 

Visit us in-branch on Saturday, June 22 to sign up for Summer Reading Club. Kids can get a special collectable brag tag, while quantities last. 

This summer-long initiative encourages readers of all ages to explore the fun of reading with the chance to win awesome prizes. Families can also sign up for programmes running July 2 to Aug. 24. 

From special guest performers to out-of-this-world crafts, we will have activities for everyone to enjoy. 

June is also Ontario Seniors Month. New to Wellington County Library, borrow a cognitive activity kit for people living with dementia to use alongside a caregiver. Contents include conversation starters, fun activities and sensory tools. Kits can be requested at 

To help get you started, we are offering information sessions with staff from the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Register for these and all upcoming programming at



Saturday Stories: By the Fire (Families)

Celebrate “Arthur by the Fire” with stories by the fire. Please register.

Saturday, June 8, 10:30 to 11:00am



PA Day: Hanging Hot Air Balloons (Kids)

Join us during your next PA Day for a fun hour of crafting as we create 3D hot-air balloons you can hang as decorations in your house. Please register.

Friday, June 7, 11am to 12pm

Creative Kids: Summer Scrapbooks (Kids)

This summer is going to the best one yet – going on trips, trying yummy food, and hanging with friends! Celebrate those memories with a summer scrapbook you can craft out of a variety of materials, including upcycled books, magazines, and fabrics. Please register.

Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 7pm



PA Day at the Movies: Wish (Kids)

Join us for a showing of Wish. Bring a blanket and we’ll provide the popcorn! Running time 92 minutes; rated G. Drop in.

Friday, June 7, 2 to 3:30pm



PA Day: Play with Clay (Kids)

Join us for crafts and challenges using clay! Clay can be sticky and a little messy at times so wear appropriate clothing. Please register.

Friday, June 7, 10:30 to 11:30 am 

After School Adventures: Tabletop Gaming (Tweens)

Join us for a variety of tabletop games. Choose from board games or try your hand at roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 8+. Please register.

Thursday June 13 and 27, 3:30 to 4:30pm 



PA Day: Get Ready to Grow (Kids)

Come to the library and join us in growing some plants for summer! Make and decorate your own plant pots, labels, and more.  Please register.

Friday, June 7, 4 to 4:45pm

Intro to Cognitive Activity Kits (Adults)

Join us for a visit with Robin from the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. Learn about Wellington County Library’s new cognitive activity kits and how they can be used to assist caregivers in supporting those living with dementia. Discussion and questions are welcome. Please register.

Wednesday, June 26, 2 to 3pm



After School Adventures: Magic for Muggles (Kids)

Join us at the end of the school day for a Harry Potter-themed adventure! Please register. 

Tuesday, June 18, 4 to 5pm

Community News Staff