Teachers, take part in our virtual programs and activities right from your classroom.
Get Ready for Kindergarten
We've got specalized book bundles, resources, programs and so much more to help families on their journey through school.
Discover what we have to offer at wpl.ca/kindergarten.
Programs for classrooms
Register your classroom for one of these educational programs by registering yourself. Then broadcast live to your entire classroom at the time of the event.
Kathy Kacer: Heroes of the Holocaust
Friday, October 8 from 9:30am to 10:30am
Registration begins September 7
In this interactive one-hour virtual presentation and discussion, Kathy will help students understand what it took to be a rescuer at that dangerous time. She will talk about the lives of some of these brave individuals who stood apart from the crowd and demonstrated moral courage at a dangerous time in history. Kathy will remind audience members that rescuing even one Jewish person, or one family, meant saving the lives of generations to follow.
Kathy Kacer has written a series of books based on real events to remind readers about the high price people paid to escape persecution, and the heroes who helped them.
Celebrating First Nations Public Library Week with Author Richard Van Camp
Friday, October 15 from 12pm to 1 pm
Kindergarten to Grade 4
Registration begins September 7
Celebrate First Nations Public Libraries week with internationally renowned author and storyteller, Richard Van Camp as he tells stories and shares excerpts from some of his books for kids!
Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. He is the author of 26 books in just about every genre. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a feature film with First Generation Films. You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube, and at www.richardvancamp.com
wpl kids express book bundles
Order a curated package of information and library materials suited to the needs of your class. Our online form allows you to specify based on children’s ages, reading levels and interests. Users also can decide the number of items they would like to order.
play anytime programs
Try our Play Anytime activities which you can, well, play anytime! Get active, try a virtual escape room or test yourself with trivia. What about scavenger hunts, geocashes or learning how to make something? New activities added monthly.
Click here to learn more about our Play Anytime programs.
the button project
In this world where wearing a mask has become the norm, we are missing seeing smiles and faces. To help teachers, school staff, daycare and care home staff share their smiles with the people they teach and work with daily, we've launched The Button Project. Taking part is easy and it's free!*
1. Teachers, school staff, daycare and care home staff can email their photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. If multiple photos are being sent, please include them together in a ZIP file or via a link to an open folder in a Google Drive
3. Photos should be cropped as a headshot (shoulders up!) and be saved as JPGs or PNGs
4. Please include "Photo Buttons" in your email subject line
5. In your email, please include the contact information for the person picking up the buttons and the WPL location at which they would like to pick-up
6. WPL staff will produce one (1) button for each photo sent (multiple photos from an organization can and should be sent in one email)
7. We will contact you when the button(s) is/are ready for pickup
If you have further questions about The Button Project, phone 519-886-1310 ext. 124 or email email@example.com
*Please note that due to demands, we can only accomodate requests from within the Region of Waterloo.
More virtual programs & events
We have lots of fun programs planned for all ages to take part in at home, virtually and via livestream. Discover what is happening at your library by visiting our online events calendar.