Explore, play, and learn together.

WPL has innovative, educational and fun programs happening all year round including:

  • maker, technology and creative programs
  • learning how to improve digital literacy skills
  • exploring early learning activities
  • discovering new titles together

in the loop program guide

We have lots of fun programs planned for all ages to take part in virtually or via livestream. Discver what is happen at your library with In the Loop, WPL's monthly program and events guide.

February 2021

Discover what is happening at your library in February. Click here to view our featured programs and events flyer. 

January 2021

Click here to view the January 2021 issue of In the Loop now, or pick up a copy at your favourite WPL location on your next visit. 

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virtual programs

Check out our virtual programs for all ages and browse through curated categories to help you discover a program that is just right for you.

Program Registration Information

To register for a program go to our online Program Calendar, find the program you're interested in and complete the short registration process.

baby connections

WPL is a proud participant in Baby Connections, a unique early literacy program for infants and their parents/caregivers.

Click here to learn more about how Baby Connections works.

To discover what WPL program is right for your baby, click here.

explore play learn

EXPLORE PLAY LEARN is the Waterloo Public Library’s early learning strategy for children ages 0-6 years.

EXPLORE PLAY LEARN features the five practices of early learning: READ WRITE SING PLAY TALK

For more information on EXPLORE PLAY LEARN please click here.

museum passes

Borrow a museum pass the same way you borrow material from the library.


THEMUSEUM pass offers standard admission for up to two (2) adults and up to four (4) children.

Passes are not valid for ticketed events, camps or workshops.

The passes have a 7 day loan period. Holds are available but renewals are not. There is a $0.30 per day overdue fine. One (1) pass per membership card.

Region of Waterloo Museums

The Region of Waterloo Museum pass offers regular admission for up to two (2) adults plus dependent children for all Region of Waterloo Museums including the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum with Doon Heritage Village, and Joseph Schneider Haus.

This pass is not required for McDougall Cottage as it is free to visit. 

Passes are not valid for ticketed events, workshops or school programs.

The passes have a 7 day loan period. Holds are available but renewals are not. There is a $0.30 per day overdue fine.