Events & Programs

Fridays, January 16 to February 13 at Bonsor; February 20 to March 6 at Metrotown Library.
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and dancing -- perfect for kids who love books and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to play together, read together, and meet other families. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

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January 16 - February 13 location: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Seniors' Lounge

February 20 - March 6 location: Metrotown Branch

For more information, call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, January 17 to February 7
10:15 am to 11:00 am

Age: Newborn to 2 ½ years

Join us for lively stories, rhymes and songs for infants and their dads, uncles, stepdads, foster dads, grandfathers and other male caregivers. No registration is required. Enthusiastic siblings are welcome.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Saturday, January 17
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Little Things Matter - The Importance of Play for Healthy Child Development

Learn how the simple act of playing will help a child academically, socially, physically and emotionally. Take away ideas on how the little things you do with your children can make such a difference in their lives.

Free child minding will be available next door in the Children's Room at the Library.

This presentation is free but registration is required.

Register online or call 604-522-3971.

Sponsored by the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Early Childhood Development Committee.

Januray to May (See dates below)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

happy hands     Age: All ages

     Program Dates:

     Saturday, January 17
     Saturday, February 14
     Saturday, March 14
     Saturday, April 11
     Saturday, May 9

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, rhymes, songs and crafts presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. For children of all ages and abilities together with a parent or caregiver. Free – no registration required. ASL interpreters provided.

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library (Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca) or Alayna at Family and Community Services (Alayna.Finley@gov.bc.ca).

Presented through a partnership between Burnaby Public Library and Family and Community Services, Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Mondays, January 19 to March 23
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Walkers to 2 ½ years

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories. Perfect for busy toddlers!

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Tuesdays, January 20 to March 24
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: Newborn to walking

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Tuesdays, January 20 to March 24
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 ½ to 5 years

Join us for songs and stories.

No registration required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-421-5454

Tuesdays, January 20 to February 24
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Age: 3 to 5 years

Stories, songs, and fingerplays - perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. Please arrive no later than 1:45.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Tuesday, January 20th
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Ebooks To Go!Have a mobile device (smartphone, iPod Touch, tablet) or an e-reader or laptop? Did you know you can get e-books and apps for FREE... through your library! Come learn how.

Free but space is limited; please register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.

Wednesdays, January 21 to February 26
10:45 am to 11:30 am

Age: Walkers to under 3 years

Singing, bouncing, clapping, and reading - perfect for busy toddlers!

The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families. Please arrive no later than 10:30.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-522-3971

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