In-Person Programs & Take-Home Kits

Take & Make Craft Kits (Family)wolf crafts reverse150

Pick up your monthly kit starting Sat. Dec 18

Take & Make kits have arrived at WPL! A limited number of monthly kits will be available on a first-come-first-served basis at the Children's Information desk. Each kit will include items to create a craft and an instruction sheet for a fun, at-home activity that is sure to engage and entertain!


Holiday Story Stroll for Families

December 4-31

Get in the festive spirit this season with a holiday Story Stroll in downtown Woodstock. Browse the festive shop windows along Dundas Street and enjoy a seasonal story with your family.  Download the story route (link coming soon!), follow the path, then finish your stroll at the Woodstock Public Library, where you can pick up an activity kit and coloring page.  Drop off your coloring pages at the library by December 30th to be entered into a contest to win a prize!


Virtual Programs

Hallow-Read Challenge for Families

October 1-31

It's the chilling season! Enjoy Halloween festivities for the family by completing fun activities and reading spooky tales together. Track your progress on Beanstack for the chance to win a ghoulishly hair-raising prize!

Nailed It! Holiday Baking Challenge (Family)

December 1-22

Kids, teens, and families are invited to participate in a Nailed It! style competition to celebrate the holiday season (no professional bakers please). Show us your holiday-themed cake, cookies, or confections for a chance to win a prize and bragging rights! Photo submissions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be accepted from Dec 1-22. Voting on Facebook will commence Dec 23, and the winner will be announced on Dec 30.

I Spy Challenge (6-12 years)

WPL fun posted monthly on social media at 10 am

November 6 Time to Hibernate!
Can you find the animals that are getting ready to sleep for the winter? Test your I Spy skills with our digital quiz.
December 4 Holiday Fun!
Check out our holiday themed I Spy and test your skills with our digital quiz.

Creative Club (8-13 years)

Fridays, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3: 4-4:45 pm

Bring your colouring supplies and paper to our new virtual Art Club! No matter your skills, all are welcome to participate as we learn new techniques for drawing as well as how to draw different scenes, animals, people, perspectives, and more! Come ready to chat, learn, and have fun! Register for your Zoom invite by calling or visiting the library.

Book Battles for Kids! (3-12 years)

Saturdays, Nov 6, 20, Dec. 4, 18.

Vote for your favourite children's books in our ultimate battle of the books showdown! Watch for our Book Battles biweekly posts on Saturday mornings. The Battles will be posted on our social media channels where you will be able to vote for your favourites in the comments. The winners will be announced the following Monday.


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Mondays, Nov 1, 15, Dec 6, 20: Posted on social media at 10 am

Explore the world of computer coding, engineering, technology, and science with simple activities, book ideas, and resource recommendations.
pdfSidewalk Chalk Coding Instructions


Stem Lab Special Event - Hour of Code Candy Quest (6-10 years) 

December 6

Participate in the Hour of Code with WPL! This year during Computer Science Education Week, Dec 6-12, we are challenging kids to try something new. Using Tynker, design your own candy troll character and go on a multi-level quest for candy to help your character find its way home. You'll solve coding puzzles while avoiding obstacles and collecting gumdrops and mints. Links to this exciting program will be posted on social media.

Holiday Cooking with Chef Eli (All Ages)

Tue. Dec 21, 7-8 pm

Gather the family and join Chef Eli of the Stratford Chef's School as he guides you through a live Zoom demonstration of a quick and easy holiday recipe. A list of ingredients will be sent to participants in advance so they can join in the cooking fun. Call or visit the library to register for your Zoom invite.


Past YouTube Programs

Did you know we have TONS of programs recorded on our YouTube channel? Check out some of these past programs for crafts, STEAM activites, and more! 

Boredom Busters (10-13 years): Gather the listed supplies and follow along with our videos to make some great projects!

Craft Club (6-9 years): Gather the listed supplies and follow along with our videos for some great crafting fun!

Full STEAM Ahead! (6-12 years): Featuring fun STEAM activities for budding scientists, engineers, and artists!

Hogwarts Summer School (10-14 years): You'll need some specialty supplies for these Hogwarts-inspired crafts, including a Monster Book of Monsters, and a Mandrake!

Little Crafters (3-5 years): Crafts for the little ones! A grownup's assistance may be needed for these simple crafts.

Maker Lab (6-12 years): Crafts and experiments using common household supplies - time to get messy!