Families

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

Check out our upcoming programs and events with our In the Loop program guide and our online events calendar. Plus, discover more cool things you can borrow from the library!

FALL 2021

Our In the Loop guide for fall 2021 is here with 65 awesome programs and events! Pick up a copy at any WPL location or click below to view a fully intearctive digital version.
In the Loop Guide

PROGRAM REGISTRATION & ONLINE CALENDAR

To see a full list of upcoming programs and events and to register for a program, visit our online calendar. 
Online Calendar

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

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.

GRCA & Ontario Parks Passes

Explore beautiful natural parks and spaces in Ontario with these awesome Park Pass Kits. The passes have a 7 day loan period. Holds are available but renewals are not. One (1) pass per membership card.

Grand River Parks Membership Card

This day pass provides access to ten different GRCA parks as well as the Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area. It is good for up to 6 people arriving together in one vehicle, or walking into the park. Subject to COVID restrictions. Learn more about GRCA parks at grandriver.ca.

Ontario Parks Day-Use Permit

This day pass provides access to more than 100 provincial parks. It is good for one vehicle and its occupants. Subject to COVID restrictions. Learn more about Ontario Parks at ontarioparks.com.