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Oakville Public Library

Children's Services

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Record #: OAK4253 Last Full Update: 09 Jan 2014
Record Details
Alternate NameOPL;
Contact Numbers
Office PhoneCentral Branch 905-815-2042; 
Glen Abbey Branch 905-815-2039; 
Iroquois Ridge Branch 905-338-4247; 
White Oaks Branch 905-815-2038; 
Woodside Branch 905-815-2036; 
Clearview Branch 905-815-2033; 
Children's Information 905-815-2045;  
 
Fax905-815-2024
Contact Information
Address & Map
120 Navy St
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4
 
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Located In CommunityOakville (Old Oakville)
Nearest Main IntersectionNavy St and Lakeshore Rd E
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Websitewww.opl.on.ca/programs/kids
Social MediaFacebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary ContactJustine Gerrior, Children's Specialist, Pre-school Programs; Phone: 905-815-2038 ext 3586
Alternate ContactKimberley Stuiver/ Gayle Casey/Julie James, Children's Specialists; Phone: 905-815-2042 ext 5000; Fax: 905-815-2024
Alternate ExecutiveLeslie Sutherland, Manager, Collections; Phone: 905-815-2042
Service Details
Areas ServedOakville
DescriptionThe branches of the Oakville Public Library offer a number of programs for children throughout the year including special summer programs and PD Day events. 
Regular programs are booked through the Town of Oakville IRIS system, see the website for details. 
 
Every Child Ready To Read is an initiative which helps ensure that all children in our community will have the six pre-reading skills they need to learn to read.  
 
Current offerings include: 
Preschool Programs 
* Alphabeasties 3-5 years 
* Baby's First Storytime 6-12 months 
* Born to Read 3-5 years 
* Explore 'N Play 1 1/2-2 1/2 years 
* Giggles, Glitter and Glue 2-3 years 
* Toddler Storytime 1-2 years  
* Science Kids (unparented) 3-5 years * parents must remain in the library during the program time 
* Little Maker! 2-5 years 
* Tablet Time 3-5 years 
* Summer Baby birth-12 months 
 
Drop-in Programs 
* Croque-Matin (en francais) birth-5 years 
* Countdown to Kindergarten 3-5 years 
* Family Storytime children of all ages and parents or caregivers 
* If You Take a Mouse to Kindergarten...Kindergarten Kick Off Party 
* Summer Storytime all ages 
* Drop-in and Build with LEGO 3 years and up 
* Mother's Day Drop-In 5 years and up 
* Father's Day Drop -In all ages 
* Storytime with Oakville Chamber Orchestra all ages 
 
 
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre Storytime 
* children of all ages and parents or caregivers 
* this is a parented drop-in program 
 
Not all programs are available at all locations. 
 
Community Outreach 
Book Nooks/Book Depots were created to provide access to library books in non library environments * lending works on the honour system so no library card is required: 
* YMCA of Oakville 
* Kerr Street Ministries  
* Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre 
* Halton Multicultural Council, main location 
* Glen Oaks Cooperative Housing 
* Oakville Parent-Child Centre, Sixth Line and North Service Road locations 
 
 
March Break programs 3-12 years 
* theme programs * chemistry * magic drumz * animals * magic * puppets  
 
School Age Programs 
* offered on weekends * Lego * Book Clubs * Mother's & Father's Day Drop-ins * holiday-themed programs * 3D Printing * orchestra 
 
Ages 6-12 
* summer programs * Summer Reading Club * storytimes * theme programs * author visits * arts and crafts camps * book clubs 
 
Visit OPL Kids Programs/Events for information on all programs. 
 
Branches: 
Clearview Branch 2860 Kingsway Drive  
Glen Abbey Branch 1415 Third Line 
Iroquois Ridge Branch 1051 Glenashton Drive  
White Oaks Branch 1070 McCraney Street E  
Woodside Branch 1274 Rebecca Street  
 
 
HoursMon-Thu 9:30 am-9 pm * Fri, Sat 9:30 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-5 pm;  
 
Summer hours: (July and August) 
Mon-Thu 10 am-8 pm * Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-5 pm
ApplicationCall library * refer to the brochure * visit website for dates of registration for children's programs
FeesProgram - for some programs ; Fee assistance available ; assistance is provided by Town of Oakville.
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services
Resources AvailableOPL Programs and Events Guide * brochures * annual report to the community
Established1895
FundingCity / Town - Town of Oakville ; Provincial - Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Service Level(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Indexing
Service CategoriesChildren's Library Services ; Literary Societies/Book Reading Clubs ~ Adolescents ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Public Libraries