Marching On

March isn’t over yet, and neither are our fantastic programs. March Break had plenty to do, but we have other programs after the break to keep you busy as well.

TTot Timeot Time – Circle time, play-based learning centres, stories and finger plays.  ThursdaysMarch 22, April 5 & 19, May 3, 17 & 31, June 14 & 28, 2018.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. For ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver. Cost is $1.00/session. Pre-register.



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March Break

We have a number of fantastic events planned for March Break. Join us for a meet and greet with Canadian children’s author, Tim Beiser (Sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women, Welland and District), listen to the fun sounds of Brad and Miles during our music concert, or experience the magic with Scoop McCoy (both events sponsored by the Port Colborne Lions Club), and of course, join us for all the fun activities we have planned for the rest of the week.

For all the details, please check out our March Break Flyer . . . and remember, registration for programs starts Monday, February 26, 2018.


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February Featured Programs


Tot Time

Tot Time – Circle time, play-based learning centres, stories and finger plays.  ThursdaysFebruary 8 & 22, March 8, 2018.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. For ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver. Cost is $1.00/session. Pre-register.



Adult Crafts

Get Your Craft On! Join one of our fun arts & craft classes for adults this winter at the library!


Monday March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

“Winter Nights” acrylic painting on canvas with Margaret. Cost is $10. Pre-register.



PD Day Crafts with Stacey

 Friday, February 16 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

“Winter Woodland Painting”

 For ages 5 and older.

Cost is $5.00 per class.



Do you love Minecraft? Come out for three weeks of Minecraft themed games, snacks and crafts!

Tuesdays, February 13, 20 & 27 – At 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
For ages 8 to 12. Cost is $8 for the three weeks.  Pre-register.

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Literacy Rocks!

The annual Bilingual Family Literacy Event is happening on Saturday, February 3, from noon to 3p.m.

The Port Colborne Public Library will pop-up at this fantastic, free event, be sure to check us out at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth Street in Port Colborne.

Tell your friends!

Literacy Rocks Family Literacy Event

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New Year, New Programs!

Happy New Year! 

Check out our newsletter to see some of the new programs we introduce this year.

Join us as we share seeds and spend time with tots. Participate in Minecraft or Adult crafts. Join the “Wreck This Book” club or just sit back and relax during our Documentary Film Programme. Keep an eye on our Pop Up Library, our staff and activities will be making appearances throughout the City.

February Calendar

Be sure to visit us on Facebook where we share our events and local cultural events and city information.

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Thank you to our TD Summer Reading Club Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors for the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club!

Thank you to the Port Colborne Lions Club for sponsoring free family entertainment as part of our summer programming! Thanks to a generous donation by the PC Lions, the library was able to present the following FREE events this summer,  Magician Peter Mennie, and the Bubbleology Show.

Thanks also go to Avondale, Harvey’s, 7-Eleven, McDonald’s and Safari Niagara for their support in rewarding the club members for all the books read.

Many thanks to Subway for their generous sponsorship of our first-ever Teen Reading Club.

We have great community support in Port Colborne, and with the support we are able to provide fantastic programs for our patrons.

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Meet Canadian Cartoonist and Illustrator Matthew Forsythe

Thank you to the Canadian Federation of University Women, Welland and District.

The CFUW sponsored and organized a meet and greet with Canadian Cartoonist and Illustrator Matthew Forsythe. His presentation was great! Matthew Forsythe, is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. Fans joined him on an exciting journey peeked behind the scenes of the Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time series. He explained the steps illustrators take to publish a book, how illustrators and authors work together, and explained how to have a career in illustration!

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TD Summer Reading Club, Ride-to-Read and Fun Summer Activities

Registration for the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club and activities start Monday, June 26, 2017.  For program details please see our Port Colborne Library Summer Flyer 2017.

Please note that on page 5 of our flyer, you can find information about our annual Ride-to-Read program. We are proud to once again partner with Port Colborne Transit and the City of Port Colborne in this great program which helps get children to the public library on Port Colborne transit buses. Registration for this program also starts June 26th.  Information and stickers are available at your library.

We are also happy to announce our brand new Teen Reading Club for ages 13 and up. Grab an entry form starting June 26th and tic-tac-toe your way to prizes! Details at the library.

And while you’re here on June 26th, check out our awesome Harry Potter activities and help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. Activities are scheduled from 12:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. (Muggles need not apply).

Happy Summer Reading!

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