Children's programs are available on a drop-in basis with a valid library card except for stand-alone programs where pre-registration is required. A library card is free to all Greater Madawaska ratepayers.

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Regular Programs

Lego Lounge

Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm (drop-in)


Preschool Storytime

Friday 9:30am - 10:15am (drop-in)


Come build with us! This is a drop-in for families with young builders 5+. We provide the Lego. Bring your imagination and make your own fun. Name your creation and we will display it in the library!

Preschool Storytime on Friday morning is a drop-in program for parents/guardians to attend with pre-school children (0-4 years). Meet some parents and caregivers in our community, have a chat, read a book, and make a craft. 

Weekend Reader Book Bundles

Initially for the benefit of St Joseph's students, this is program through which a variety of pre-selected books are sent home to enjoy over the weekend. We would like all families to be able to access resources similarly. Use the online catalogue to pre-order book items for pickup during opening hours. Return items to the book drop when they are due. Ask staff about flexible loan periods, if required. 


Seasonal programs

Baby Book Bags (Pre-registration is required for this program).

The library's Baby Book Bag program is a way to welcome new families and their youngest  family members into the community. Bags are distributed in November and include a baby's first library card, a book, and some baby necessities. Any parent/guardian of a child younger than 18 months can register their little one for a bag. This program is in memory of the late Nancy Gorra who dedicated herself to supporting area families. It is funded by the former Calabogie Women's Institute. We thank these women for their kind donation. To register for this program, contact the library or register online.

Advent Book Bundles

Count-down (or up!) to Christmas! This is a literacy program for young families to enjoy over the winter break. You will receive a bundle of books from the children's collection, wrapped, and numbered 1-24. Unwrap one book each night of December until Christmas day. Book #24 is a selection that families can keep at home to enjoy in future years. We will issue one bundle per family. Pickup is in the last week of November during operating hours. Registration opens at the beginning of the month.

Child building lego
Lego Lounge
Children listening to a story
Preschool Storytime
Baby holding hand
Well Baby Drop-In Program

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