Just for Kids

 Fine Art Painting for Children

Saturday afternoons, beginning September 24, 2016, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
For ages 6 to 10. Cost is $15.00 per 2-hour lesson. Pre-registration for 5 sessions is $60.00 Space is limited. Pre-register at the library.

Art with Kyla

Tuesdays – October 18 to November 15, 3:45 to 4:45

October 18 – Architecture Around Town

October 25 – Hallowe’en Theme

November 1 – Nature

November 8 – Cloud and Sky

November 15 – Water

For ages 6-12. Cost is $7 / drop-in or $30 for 5 weeks. Space is limited. Pre-register at the library.


Red Cross Babysitters Course

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Ages 11 to 15. Provide proof of birth date. Cost is $60.00. Pre-register at the Library. Basic first aid and care-giving skills for youth ages 11 to 15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.


Tot Time

Please leave name and telephone number at Circulation Desk for waiting list.

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Ontario Public Library Week – Contest and Patron Appreciation Day



When you check out materials or like us on Facebook  during Ontario Public Library Week, you will receive a ballot to enter our draw. Contest is open to library patrons of all ages with a valid Port Colborne Library card, except Port Colborne Public Library employees or their immediate family members.

One prize for children 12 & younger, one prize for 13-18 years old, one prize for 19 and older.

Contest runs from Monday, October 17, 10:00 am – Saturday, October 22, 5:00 pm. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 24, 2016.


Patron Appreciation Day

Remember to stop by the Library on Wednesday, October 19 and enjoy a delicious piece of cake provided by Sobeys.


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Canadian Federation of University Women’s Donation to Your Library

Canadian Federation of University Women Logo The Port Colborne Public Library would like to thank the Canadian Federation of University Women, Welland and District, for donating $1000 to the Port Colborne, Welland and Pelham Public Libraries toward providing a Canadian children’s author reading at each library during March Break.

On Monday, March 14, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., the Port Colborne Public Library welcomed award-winning Canadian children’s illustrator and author Barbara Reid for a reading and presentation. Barbara Reid’s unique plasticine illustrations are recognized around the world, and her picture books have won dozens of awards. Barbara lives in Toronto, but is at home in classrooms and libraries across Canada.

Thank you CFUW for supporting literacy and children’s programming at your local libraries!

If you’d like to visit with Barbara Reid a little more; please check out her website, BarbaraReid.ca

Book cover of The Party by author Barbara Reid        Book Cover of The Subway Mouse by author Barbara ReidBook Cover of Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid

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