Quinte West Public Library is committed to supporting the development of early literacy skills for the children in our community. By reading, talking, and playing together we are helping develop your child’s knowledge about reading and writing before they can actually do so.
It’s never too early to start, and never to late to learn more. Take advantage of the following programs and resources to give your child the best start possible! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
frankford fun - wednesday march 29th
Come join us at QWPL – Frankford Branch
Wednesday March 29th, 2023
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Rock Painting Session!
This program is for ages 6+.
Registration is Required
Frankford Fun - Wednesday April 26th
Come join us at QWPL – Frankford Branch
Wednesday April 26th, 2023
Hi/Hello Cricut Cards
Make fun cards to say hello to all of your friends.
Registration is Required.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a library program that encourages local families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary — two important tools when they begin learning to read in kindergarten.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. Any book read (even repeats) by anybody counts.
Learning to read starts way before Kindergarten. Print and sound awareness, print recognition and vocabulary all come from listening to their parents talk and read to them.
Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you. What a great way to bond with your precious child curled up with you while you read together!
How does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten work?
- Register – At the Quinte West Public Library and take home your keepsake reading log.
- Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child write down the name in your reading log.
- Show us Your Reading Log – When you reach 100, 250 and 750 books bring in your reading log, get a sticker and decorate our display board.
- Reach 500 books – come to the library to collect a prize!
- Read More Books! – When you reach 1,000 books you will earn a certificate of completion as well as a free book!
There is even an iPhone app available online if you would prefer to track your reading that way!
3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books
Babies and their caregiver are invited to join us in person for tickles, bounces, shakers, and board books.
*Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:00 am at the Trenton Branch.
This program is drop in and recommended for ages birth to 2 years.
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us in person for stories, rhymes and music, followed by an activity.
Wednesdays from 10-10:45 am at the Trenton Branch.
This program is drop in and recommended for ages 2 to 5 years.
March 22, 2023
March 30, 2023
April 5, 2023
April 12, 2023
April 19, 2023
April 26, 2023
QWPL – Trenton Branch.
Unable to attend Preschool Storytime in person, you can view past videos by clicking here.
Early Literacy Kits are a fun way to introduce and reinforce early learning for children. They can help teach literacy skills through the use of stories, imaginative play, games, and activities. The skills learned through these kits are building blocks which will help you raise a great reader!
Each kit contains:
- picture book
- alphabet learning games or activities
- number learning games or activities
- one additional learning material, related to colours, shapes, etc
Kits are available in various themes, including but not limited to:
Search “Early literacy kit” in our catalogue to find a listing of all available kits.
Borrowing Period: 3 weeks
Things to know:
- Kits are only holdable by patrons with Quinte West Library cards
- Kits must be returned to either Trenton or Frankford
- Kits will not be considered returned until all items from the kit have been returned to the library
We are thrilled to partner with Le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario in order to increase our French language collection for children. Thanks to their generous donation we were able to purchase 293 new titles that can be enjoyed by our community at either our Trenton or Frankford locations. We would like to thank CEPEO, as well as École élémentaire et secondaire publique Cité Jeunesse and Marc-Garneau for all of their support. Merci!
This program is for youngsters to explore their messy side through various types of process art.
This is Drop In program and is recommended for ages 2 – 5.
First Monday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00 am .
Quinte West Public Library – Trenton Branch
Monday April 3rd
Please note: There is no Kinder Art program for March.
Join us every week to learn and play chess and board games.
All experience levels are welcome.
This is a drop-in program.
Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Trenton Branch.
March 21st and 28th.
April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
This is a Drop In program for ages 8 – 17.
This program is run in partnership with St. Leonard’s Community Support YouthReach program.
Joignez-vous à Mme Annie et Mme Mélanie pour des histoires et une activité.
samedi 25 mars à 10 h 30
samedi 22 avril à 10 h 30
Pour les 2 – 8 ans.
Pour plus de détails, visitez: ecolecatholique.ca/matineeslitteraires