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
Click here to view our Featured Programs - Summer 2021 flyer.
We have a summer packed full of fun for kids 8 to 12 years of age. Register for one of our summer camps, all the fun activities of a summer camp wrapped up in a box. Tie dye, S'mores, lanterns and more! Each day, campers will use supplies from our camp kit for different activities, crafts, Minute to Win It challenges and so much MORE!
Program & Events Calendar
Check out our Program & Events Calendar online.
Check out our virtual programs for all ages.
Program Registration Information
To register for a program go to our online Program & Events Calendar, find the program you're interested in and complete the short form.
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.
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.
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. Each kit comes with a park pass, binoculars and nature guidebooks all packed in a cross-body pouch so you can take everything with you on your outdoor adventures.
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. This kit includes a parks pass, binoculars and Photo Guides to Caterpillars, Butterflies and Wildflowers. 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. This kit includes a parks pass, binoculars and the Ontario Nature Guide. Subject to COVID restrictions. Learn more about Ontario Parks at ontarioparks.com.