Programs & Events

As of Monday March 16 all programs and events at Middlesex County Libraries are suspended.  We expect programming to resume after Saturday April 11.  For more information view our COVID-19 Announcement

Middlesex County Library offers programs for patrons of all ages at all of our 15 locations. Programs may be drop in, staff led or feature a special guest presenter.

Check the library event calendar to see when programs are happening in your community.

Storytimes - when and where

Our experienced and enthusiastic library staff offer storytime at many locations throughout the year.
Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our friendly, knowledgeable staff for rhymes, songs, stories and much, much more.

Location Day Time Dates
Ailsa Craig Friday 10:30 am Jan 10 - Mar 13
Coldstream Tuesday 10:00 am Jan 14 - Mar 17
Dorchester Thursday 10:30 am September - June
Dorchester Friday 10:30 am Year Round
Glencoe Friday 10:30 am Year Round
Ilderton Friday 10:30 am Sept 6 - Dec 6
Komoka Monday 10:30 am Year Round
Lucan Friday 10:30 am Year Round
Melbourne Friday 9:30 am Thru June 26
Mt. Brydges Friday 10:30 am Jan 10 - Mar 13
Parkhill Friday 11:00 am Year Round
Strathroy - Tales for Tots Wednesday 11:15 am Jan 8 - Mar 11, Mar 25 - May 27
Strathroy - Books for Babies Wednesday 10:30 am Jan 8 - Mar 11, Mar 25 - May 27
Thorndale Friday 11:00 am Year Round

About Middlesex EarlyON

Middlesex EarlyON Child and Family Centres are where children, parents and caregivers connect, learn and grow – together! They offer free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to six-years-old. Our centres are open to all families. They are welcoming places that offer a range of services:

- join fun activities – reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games and more

-get advice from professionals trained in early childhood development

-find out about other family services in your community

-connect with other families with young children

For more information:

Find Middlesex EarlyON's full calendar of events on their website: https://www.middlesex.ca/earlyon

For program-related inquires please contact Middlesex EarlyON at: earlyon@middlesex.ca or 519-666-3227. An EarlyON Faciliator will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.

Follow Middlesex EarlyON on Facebook @EarlyONMiddlesex

EarlyON Play & Learn at the Library - when and where

Play & Learn is a drop-in program full of activities for children aged 0-6 years and their parent/caregiver. Learn and have fun together with your child with a large variety of age-appropriate activities, creative materials and toys.

Location Day Time
Dorchester Wednesdays 9:00  - 11:30 am
Glencoe Mondays 9:00  - 11:30 am
Ilderton (basement of the library) Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:00  - 11:30 am
Komoka Tuesdays 9:00  - 11:30 am
Lucan Mondays 9:00  - 11:30 am
Parkhill Fridays 9:00 - 11:30 am
Thorndale Fridays 9:00 - 11:30 am

EarlyON Baby Time at the Library - when and where

Baby Time is a drop-in for babies 0 to 12 months and their parent/caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Meet other parents and share in parenting topics, brain games, singing and circle time with your children.

Location Day Time
Dorchester Tuesdays  1:00 - 3:00 pm
Glencoe Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Ilderton Mondays 9:00 - 11:30 am
Lucan Thursdays 9:00 - 11:30 am