MV Library offers kids summer fun

Madawaska Valley Public Library has launched an exciting series of fun summer programmes for children in the Valley,. Activities take place in both Barry’s Bay and Palmer Rapids. These FREE programmes are available to all kids – no need to have a library card or membership. It’s important to pre-register for some programmes (see below). Above: TD Story Walk outside MV Library. Photo supplied.

Story Time

Tuesdays 10:30am Story Time (for all ages) at Zurakowski Park, Barry’s Bay. In case of bad weather, please meet at the MV Public Library.

Reading Club

Wednesdays Reading Club (ages 6-12) Kids get rewards for reading this summer: crafts, games and more! Registration is necessary.

  • in Barry’s Bay at MV Public Library at 1:30pm every Wednesday from July 20
  • in Palmer Rapids at Palmer Rapids Rec Centre at 10am on July 27, Aug.17

Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays involves a variety of crafts and activities for kids (ages 7 and up). Registration is necessary.

  • 1:30pm at the Library in Barry’s Bay on July 14, 28, August 4, 25.

Let’s Talk Science

Led by students from the University of Ottawa, this STEM programme is ideal for kids ages 7 and up. Next session is at the Library in Barry’s Bay at 10:30am on Friday, Aug.11

TD Story Walk

During Library open hours on Fridays and Saturdays staff set up the TD Story Walk outside the Library. Drop by to follow the story cards and pick up activity sheets to make the story interactive.

How to pre-register

Some programs require registration and space will be limited. To register, drop by the library, call 613-756-2000 or email

Used Book Sale

During Library open hours, visit the Used Book Sale downstairs to find that special book, or to donate unwanted books in good condition (no textbooks please). There is a wide assortment of books and the offerings are always changing. Purchase of used books is by cash donation. The book sale is the largest fundraiser for the Library and proceeds help fund programming and equipment, so please be sure to check it out!

MV Library is open:

Tues/Wed/Fri: 10-12 and 1-5

Thurs: 1-4 and 5-8

Sat: 10-3

Sun/Mon: closed

See Facebook for notice of special events

Click HERE to check the Library’s Facebook page for announcements about special events, like the annual Stuffie Sleepover.

Editor’s Note: This article was amended on July 15 to correct the dates.times and locations for Fun Fridays. We also added the August Let’s Talk Science session, and the rain date location for Tuesday morning Story Times. Please consult the MV Library Facebook page for additional programming updates.

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