Events & Programs

Wednesdays, July 8 to August 5
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading — perfect for active young children! 

Storytime is 30 minutes long and starts promptly at the time listed above - please arrive no later than 11:15.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays, July 9 to August 20 (No session July 23)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

lego club

Calling all builders! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30 and 4:30 to play with the library's extensive LEGO collection. Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under. Drop-in. No registration required.

 *No LEGO on July 23 due to a special presentation by Burnaby Nature House!*

 

Thursdays, July 9 to August 6
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Songs, tickles, stories, and lap games - perfect for little tiny babies!

Storytime is 30 minutes long and starts promptly at the time listed above - please arrive no later than 1:30.

No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Fridays, July 10 to August 14
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Songs, rhymes, stories, and bounces. No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited.

Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Fridays, July 10 to August 14
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Age: Newborn to pre-walkers

Songs, rhymes, stories, and bounces. No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited.

Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Fridays, July 10 to August 21
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 5 to 12

Friday afternoons are building days at Tommy Douglas! 
Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 to build with LEGO or make a special craft. 

July 10: LEGO

July 17:  Build Puppets!

July 24:  LEGO

July 31:  Build More Puppets!

August 7: LEGO

August 14:  Build a Papercraft!

August 21:  LEGO

Fridays, July 10 to August 14
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Age: 4 to 8

This story hour is especially for school-age kids who like longer stories, folktales and silly songs. Hang out with us Friday evenings and we’ll travel around the world and back in time. No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Saturdays, July 11 to August 29
11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Age: All ages!

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun Saturday mornings full of stories, music, action and fun! The first 15 minutes is set aside for families to settle in, look at books together, and meet other families.

No registration is required. Come early -- space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children.

For more information call: 604-436-5420

Thursdays July 16 to August 20
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Age: 2 and 3 years

Songs, rhymes, and stories for older toddlers. No registration is required. Please arrive early as space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information call: 604-299-8955

Fridays, July 17 to August 14
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

When & Where:

Fridays, July 17 to August 14
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Avenue

 

Will I be trained as a Reading Buddy?

Training will be provided. Successful applicants are expected to attend training.
Thursday, July 9 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at Metrotown Branch Boardroom (3rd floor).
Ongoing training will be provided at each session as needed.

How do I apply?

Due to the popularity of the program, only some applicants will be accepted as a Teen Reading Buddy. You must submit an application form and interview successfully before you are officially accepted into the program.

  • Application form: Please print out the teen application form [PDF], fill it in and drop it off at your local Burnaby Public Library branch. Applications should be dropped off at any Burnaby Public Library Information Desk. Deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 5, 2015.
  • Interview: You will be invited to a short, informal interview at the library on either Thursday, June 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm or Friday, June 26 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. This is an opportunity for us to meet you and answer any questions you may have. The interviews will be done in groups.
  • Criminal record check: If you interview successfully, you will need to obtain a criminal record check at your local RCMP detachment. More information will be provided at the interview.
  • Please be sure to check our complete list of qualifications before applying.

Questions?

Please call Rachel Yaroshuk, Teen Services Librarian, at 604-297-4809 or email me.

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