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Early Literacy & Storytime

Early Literacy

ABC Read with Me Book Bags

All new and expectant parents/caregivers in Middlesex County are eligible to receive a free ABC Read With Me bag that includes board books ideal for sharing with babies. Bags are available at Middlesex County Libraries and Middlesex EarlyON program locations. Ask staff for assistance.

Early Literacy iPads

Every Middlesex County Library features Early Literacy iPads in the children's area.  The iPads are loaded with carefully selected child friendly games that promote Early Literacy skills.

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Family Storytime

Many Middlesex County Library branches offer regular family storytimes!  Children, along with their parents and caregivers, are welcome to drop-in to a storytime at any one of our locations.

Where to Find a Storytime

Regularly reoccuring storytimes are listed below. 

For special storyimes, and to check for cancelations or rescheduled events, please check our online Event Calendar. Please note that some special storytimes may require advanced registration.

To learn more about about a particular storytime, please contact the hosting branch.

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Ailsa Craig Library

Join staff every Thursday at 10:30 am.

Coldstream Library

Join Leslie-Anne at 10:00 am on select Tuesdays. Find dates on our event calendar.

Dorchester Library 

Join Miss Laura every Thursday at 10:30 am.

Glencoe Library

Join Miss Tammy every Friday at 10:30 am.

Ilderton Library

Join staff at 10:30 am on select Fridays.Find dates on our event calendar.

Komoka Library

Join Karen and Shelah every Monday at 10:30 am.

Lucan Library

Join Miss Kristyn every Friday at 10:30 am.

Melbourne Library

Join Katherine every Friday at 10:30 am.

Mt Brydges Library

Join Miss Dallas every Friday at 10:30 am.

Parkhill Library

Join Krista every Friday at 10:30 am. 

Strathroy Library

Join Miss Vanessa every Friday at 10:30 am.

Thorndale Library

Join Jennifer and Whitney every Tuesday at 10:30 am.