Special Programs & Events

There is always something fun for kids to do at the Orillia Public Library. Check the Program Calendar for details on all the Library fun or sign up for our eNewsletter and always been in the loop!

Winter Reading Club 
Runs until the Friday before March Break 
Like Summer Reading Club, only shorter and colder! This club is for ages 0-18! Read what you want, tell our Library staff all about it, and enter to win prizes. We have prize draws to beat the winter blues, a Snapchat book club for teens, and book wizards to find your next great read. This is a free club. Ask us how to sign up!

March Break Programs

Registration for March Break Programs begins March 1st.

Registration can take place via phone 705-325-2559, email, or in person in Children’s Services

All Week Drop In Art Activities March 12-16, in the Children’s Department from 10-2! We will have a variety of art activities available in the Children’s Department for March Break (March 12-16). Drop in for some quality family art time. No registration required, free. 

All Week Pick Your Favourite Mariposa Poster Poll! Vote for your favourite Mariposa Folk Festival Poll on our windows. Enter your name to win a fun Folkplay Prize Pack!

All Ages Drop In Storytime
Monday March 12

10:30 am
Program Rooms 1 and 2
All ages of children and their families are welcome for this fun and interactive storytime with Sarah, no registration required, free.

Family Tech Time with Robots!
Tuesday March 13

10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family to learn about our Dot and Dash robots. Teach the robots to speak and navigate an obstacle course. Registration is required for this program. Please contact Children’s Services to register. Children should be at least four years old. 

Drop in Baby and Toddler Music and Movement Storytime 
Wednesday March 14
10:30 a.m.
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join Lindsey for an amazing music and movement storytime on March 14th at 10:30 a.m. No registration required, free. 

Family Printmaking Party with Gillian Lowry
Wednesday March 14 

5:30-7 p.m.
Join local artist Gillian Lowry to learn different printmaking techniques. Create your own one-of-a-kind artwork and a book bag to take home. Registration require, $10 per family, please contact Children’s Services to register. This is best for families with children four years and older.

Mystic Drumz Workshop
Friday March 16
10:30 a.m.
A hands-on interactive drum circle featuring Canadian instruments! Bring the family and enjoy making music together. Children are $5 each. Parents are required to stay with children under the age of 10. Sign up in the children's department.