Programs & Activities for Students
Grades K–3 recommended
This program introduces students to age-appropriate books, as well as fun songs and rhymes.
Programs at Frances Morrison Central Library
Due to very high demand, programs at Frances Morrison Central Library are by lottery only. To enter the lottery for storytimes at Frances Morrison Central Library, please fill out this form.
This year, School Storytimes at Frances Morrison Central Library will feature Trickster Tales from Around the World:
- Trickster Tales feature characters – often talking animals – who trick others to get what they want or to escape harm from someone more powerful. Different cultures use trickster tales to teach lessons about how to behave and treat other people. This storytime program will feature well-known tricksters Anansi, Wisahkecahk and Kanchil through storytelling and puppetry.
Programs at Schools & Other Libraries
To request a storytime at your school or any library other than Frances Morrison Central Library, please fill out this form. This year, teachers are able to select from the following three programs:
- Connect with Nature: Connect with nature and honour the land you’re on. This program is a gentle call to action – to notice, appreciate, preserve and defend our environment while relishing its beauty and resilience.
- Make ‘em Laugh!: It’s good to laugh – this program is all about humour and tickling your funny bone! We’ll share some of our silliest stories and finish with a collaborative joke-telling experience.
- Dragon’s Tales: A mix of new fantastical books and traditional fairy tales. This storytime is filled with dragons, big bad wolves, and magic.
Grades 4–12 recommended
Time: 30 minutes
Get excited about reading! Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. Librarians will present reading level appropriate titles, including can’t-miss classics and new page-turners. When offered in the library, this program can also include a library tour.
Curriculum Points Covered
- Listening purposefully to understand, respond, and analyze oral information and ideas from a range of texts
- Read independently and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational texts.
- Read grade-appropriate texts to increase fluency and expression.
- Using language to express a range of information and ideas.
Tours are available at any library, with or without a Book Talk session. Teachers can also come to the library for self-guided tours at anytime, though we do appreciate some advance notice if you’re planning this.
Fill out one of the School Booking Forms below to request the programs above for your class.
Online tools for students
These scavenger hunts teach students to get to know the digital library in a fun and exciting way. They are self-serve and are free to distribute to your classes.
The Bookworm Bag collection contains ten books for kids 0-8 on a theme that you can read to your students or that they can read to themselves.
Check out information on the many other great programs the library offers for patrons of all ages and abilities.