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
Thursday, November 18 from 9:30am to 10:30am
Children ages 8 and up (Grade 3+)
Registration is now open

In an interactive one-hour virtual presentation and discussion, Kathy Kacer will help students understand what it took to be a rescuer during the Holocaust. 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.

Remembrance Day Guest Speaker Jim Tolmie
Wednesday, November 10 from 10am to 11am
All ages welcome
Registration is now open

Our special guest speaker, Jim Tolmie, will discuss the significance of Remembrance Day and his experiences during his 40 years of service in the Medical Branch of the Canadian Forces. Everyone is welcome to attend, but content will be geared towards classrooms.

This special virtual program is presented in partnership with The Memory Project, a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members to share their stories of military service.

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!*

*Please note that due to demands, we can only accomodate requests from within the Region of Waterloo.

Learn More

Button Project How-Tos

1. Teachers, school staff, daycare and care home staff can email their photos to buttons@wpl.ca

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 askus@wpl.ca


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.