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50 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
50 books before K
is an extra special introduction to literacy. We have carefully selected 50 books that we think every child should read before they start Kindergarten.
Exercise this life-changing challenge with your child(ren); cuddle up close before bed, read in the park, or hang out at the library together!
Finish every book on the checklist before the end of summer, and receive a Certificate of Completion and a prize! You'll also get a fancy letter from the librarian to give to your brand new teacher on the very first day of school! Click HERE
to see the booklist in our catalogue or pop-in to pick up a paper copy of the checklist!
ONLINE STORY TIME (TUESDAYS)//STORY & A CRAFT (SATURDAYS)
Visit our Facebook page @bonnechereupl every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for a story with Miss Bee! Want in-person? Drop-in on Saturdays @ 11 AM for a story and craft! Registration not necessary.
TD SUMMER READING CLUB STORY WALK
Read I am Scary by Elise Gravel OUTSIDE at Shaw Woods Botanic Trail! Follow the pages and read as you walk starting June 14th. Fun for the whole family!
CLOTHING SWAP- AFTER HOURS ON MON. AUG. 15
Donate up to 10 clean, un-damaged pieces of clothing/accessories to receive tokens for the evening of the swap. Items can be dropped-off during operating hours by Thursday August 11th at 8 PM. Event takes place after hours to token holders only on Mon. Aug. 15th from 6-8 PM. Clothing swaps are ideal for people looking for a more sustainable, and free, alternative to fast fashion, green living, and reusing.
If you can't participate, don't worry! Stop in the next day (Tue. Aug. 16th) to peruse the leftovers before we bring them to the second hand store.
RAY'S REPTILES- WED. AUG. 24th @ 1PM!
Ray's Reptiles are in the building with Nature's Ninjas! This year, to celebrate the end of summer and our Summer Reading Club, we're hosting a party with scorpions, snakes, spiders and more! Limited space and free to the community.
CLUBS! CLUBS! CLUBS!
This club is for guitarists with some basic guitar skills and not a teaching class. Registration is required to receive links to virtual gathering. Every Saturday at 1!
Board Game Night!
Hang out at the library every Tuesday night from 6-8 PM and play BOARD GAMES! (Ok, we have a Switch and PS3 available, too!). Fun for the whole family. Feel free to bring one of your board games, too!
This program is suitable for kids aged 9-12, with some exceptions. Every Wednesday from 5-6 PM during the school year.
Every second Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 PM, join like-minded star lovers and talk planets, galaxies and beyond. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Chronicles of) Yarnia
This club takes place every Thursday from 6-8 PM. It's an inclusive club for knitters, crocheters, spinners and lovers of yarn.
For the most recent and up-to-date information on programs and events, visit our online calendar
The BUPL community is also alive and well on our Facebook page & Instagram!
Don't forget to say "Hi!" while you're there!
KITS & RECREATION
Did you know that we offer more than just books? We have DVDs, magazines, Large Print and more, but we're talking about rec equipment and various kits! Here's a list:
-Letters To Santa kits (annual)
-No Stress kits
-Fender Strat Guitar and Amp (Yes! A Guitar!)
-Ontario Parks Day Passes
-Ottawa Museum Day Passes
Not sure what to read next? The team at BUPL can provide you with suggestions tailored just for you with our Reader Advisory form!
LITTLE FREE PANTRY & PUBLIC GARDENS
The Little Free Pantry is open for public use, but for your safety, we ask only a few things:
1. Take what you want, leave what you can.
2. DO NOT add sharp items, drugs/alcohol, or opened/expired goods.
3. Take at your own risk (please watch for hornets in the warmer seasons!)
We also offer three raised garden beds on the East side of the building, close to the LFP, for you to access. When things are ready to be picked, please help yourself! The raised beds on the West side of the building belong to the Community Garden Program and are not open to the public.
Thank you for your cooperation!
COVID 19 RESOURCES
SEND US YOUR REVIEWS!
Loved it? Would change it? Email
us your reviews of the books you've read and we'll put them on the website so everyone else can benefit from your experience!