Due to the covid-19 pandemic, in-person programming at the library is suspended until further notice.

Along with special one-off programs, we also host many regularly occurring programs for children both weekly and throughout the year. To learn more about these programs, click the links below


Virtual Storytimes

We are very excited to introduce virtual storytimes with our children’s librarian, Kate.

Our new virtual storytimes will be short, but very sweet! Kate will virtually visit with your children for a wave hello, a cup of tea, a book (of course!), a few songs and rhymes, and the much loved felt story.

The 15 minute long pre-recorded storytime videos are for kids of all ages, and we will be sharing new videos on our Facebook page on Mondays at 10 am.

Once the videos are released, you can watch them anytime on the Storytime Playlist on Facebook.

Storytimes

The Squamish Public Library hosts seven storytimes each week oriented to different age groups. Read more below about the different offerings we have.

Family Storytime

Join us for a half an hour of stories and songs. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to drop in!

Ages: Everyone Welcome!

Times

  • Wednesdays 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Fridays 10:30 – 11:00 am
  • Saturdays 10:30 – 11:00 am

Books and Babies

A 30 minute program featuring stories, songs & nursery rhymes. Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of language & meet other parents in the community.

Ages: Newborn – 18 months

Times

  • Mondays 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs & stories that will inspire an interest in books for any preschooler. It is important that children attending this program have already had their 3rd birthday, as the program is geared towards the longer attention spans of 3 – 5 year olds.Ages: 3 – 5 years

Times

  • Fridays 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Time with Tots

Toddlers & their caregivers are invited to join a fun filled half-hour of stories, songs, & lots of active movement.

Ages: 18 months – 2 years

Times

  • Mondays 10:30 – 11:00 am

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is a free program offered by public libraries across the province. Each summer, approximately 85,000 children participate by signing up for reading records and/or joining in the weekly programs that promote literacy and a love of reading. Studies show that summer reading clubs motivate kids to read regularly, so they help to maintain or improve reading skills while school is out. They make reading fun, too. Kids may read whatever they like, wherever they wish.

All school-aged children are welcome to join. We encourage every child of every reading ability to open a book that is perfect for them!

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies is a program at the Squamish Public Library where teens and children pair up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to volunteer in the community.

Reading Buddies is not designed to teach children how to read.

Children must be in grades 2, 3, or 4. To register your child, please contact Kate at 604-892-3110, ext. 5301 or kinman@squamish.ca.