Kids Programs/Events

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NB: Registration for these programs is handled by the Town of Oakville's IRIS system.

Highlights below.

Rhythm, Rhyme and Read – 3Rs with the YMCA

Let’s rock and read at the 3 Rs parented drop-in program. The Oakville Public Library and YMCA of Oakville partner together to introduce children to early literacy with exciting rhymes, stories, music, and crafts.

Every Wednesday*
1:00pm – 2:00pm
YMCA of Oakville – 410 Rebecca Street
Cost: Free/On-going
Age: 18M-4Y

*No classes December 20 and December 27, 2017


Buggy Business With the YMCA

Get your baby on board and join us for Buggy Business! This program is designed for exercise, socializing and fun! After we power stroll in the neighbourhood, we will enjoy a storytime provided by the Oakville Public Library. Part of the YMCA of Oakville Steps & Stages Program.

Every Thursday
10:00am – 11:30am
White Oaks Branch
Cost: Free/On-going
Age: Birth-2Y

Final Class is on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Munch & Movies Wednesdays

It’s time to grab some popcorn, and watch a new, or favourite movie on the big screen!
Popcorn and juice will be available for 50 cents each.

Age: All Ages
Cost: $5/Ticket or $20 group of 5

Central Branch Auditorium
Wed/Jul 19 & Aug 23 2:00pm-4:00pm

*Tickets and featured movie titles will be available three weeks prior to event date.
Visit for further details. Tickets are available at all branches. Everyone attending requires a ticket.

Creation Zone Youth Open Studio

Explore our new Creation Zone at the Iroquois Ridge Branch by attending our awesome drop-in Open Studio sessions.

Explore building materials and take on a challenge!

  • Tuesday, July 25 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, July 28 / 10:30am – 2:00pm

VR Headsets
Come explore Virtual Reality by trying out our new VR headsets! A smart phone and ability to download apps are required.

  • Tuesday, August 1 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 4 / 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Come to learn and play with robotics.

  • Tuesday, August 8 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 11 / 10:30am – 2:00pm

iPads and OSMO
Watch your colouring page come to life and play some games with an iPad.

  • Tuesday, August 15 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 18 / 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 19 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shadow Art
Get creative with this fun and engaging Shadow Art activity.

  • Tuesday, August 22 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 25 / 10:30am – 2:00pm

Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: 5Y and up

Iroquois Ridge Grand Opening and Community Expo: Create & Innovate

What better way to spend your weekend than making and creating in our new Creation Zone? Stop by for the Grand Opening celebration of our Iroquois Ridge Branch and our 2017 Community Expo. Learn all about new technologies and traditional crafts through engaging presentations, hands-on demos, and get inspired by our local artisans, crafters, and innovators!

Saturday, September 9
10:00am – 4:00pm
Iroquois Ridge
Age: All ages
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Preschool Dance Party!

Get ready to shake your sillies out at this special storytime that focuses on music, movement, and physical literacy! Please arrive early as spaces are limited.
Fall Dates:
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 11 to October 9
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 14 to October 12
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 16 to October 14
Winter Dates:
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 8 to February 5
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 11 to February 8
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 13 to February 10
Age: 1Y–4Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in


It is never too early to introduce your child to books and reading! See your baby laugh and smile, as you sing, clap, bounce, and listen to rhymes and stories. Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

Fall Dates:
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 11 to November 13
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    September 11 to November 13
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 12 to November 14
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 13 to November 15
Winter Dates:
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 9, 2018 to March 6, 2018
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
  • White Oaks Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    January 11, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Age: Birth – 1Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Tales and Tunes: with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Come and join in the fun with your baby! Songs, stories, games and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.
From September 11 to December 18 and again from January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Age: 5-12M
Cost: Free/Drop-in