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The 2017 Gananoque Scary Story Contest
Entries Due: Monday, October 16th
Winners announced: Friday, October 27th
Reading of winning stories: Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m.
This popular annual contest is open to primary, junior and intermediate students living in Gananoque and surrounding areas. Local schools can participate by providing support to students for the writing process and submissions. The annual competition encourages the development of young authors in the community with cash prizes awarded in each age category. Entry guidelines and forms will be available at the library, school offices and individual classes. For ages 6 to 14. Entries are due Monday, October 16th and winners will be announced Friday, October 27th. Reading of winning stories will take place October 28th at 1:00 PM. at the Gananoque Public Library.

Yarn Spinners

Thursdays, September 14th to December 7th
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Gananoque Yarn Spinners is a fun and relaxed group for adults led by crochet wizard Gretchen Huntley. Learn to crochet, develop needlework skills, and create your own handicrafts in a social setting. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided for all new members ready to get hooked. Knitters are welcome to join the group. Register at the library.

Baby and Toddler Time
0 to 4 (Preschool siblings welcome.)
Mondays from September 18th to December 4th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
October 30th – Costume Party
December 4th Holiday Party
Families and caregivers are invited to drop-in to meet and socialize with their babies and toddlers in our relaxed and comfortable library setting. Staff will lead stories, songs, rhymes and action games for a rounded morning of fun. We welcome busy little bodies and quiet watchers alike. Everyone is welcome.

Tech Savvy Seniors
SESSION 1, September 20th to October 18th
SESSION 2, November 1th to November 29th
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Would you or a family member like to learn more about using modern technology? This five part workshop for seniors will explore current technology and its use in our day to day lives including how to: choose and maintain devices; adapt to changing software; navigate the internet while keeping personal information safe and secure; ensure reliable sources; and use communication methods and popular and useful apps (applications). A final session will wrap up with commonly used programs for writing, photos, and file organization. Light refreshment provided with a mid-morning break.  SESSION 1, September 20th to October 18th SESSION 2, November 1st to 29th.  Register at the Library. (There currently is a waiting list. Open to availability.)

Ukulele Jam Sessions with Introductory Lessons with Hans Boldt of the Kingston Ukulele Society
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. from 27 September to 25 October
Jam Sessions will continue after the 25th
Play ukulele and sing songs. Share tips and techniques, and share ukulele stories. Anyone who plays ukulele is welcome. All skill levels are welcome! If you’re a beginner, you’re welcome to join in too. If you have a portable music stand, bring it along. If you can bring a strong, sturdy music stand capable of holding a heavy 3-ring binder. (A music stand will come in handy anyways for your own practice.) The library has five ukuleles available for loan.

Read to Every Kid Every Day Pajama Party
Tuesday, October 10th   6-7 p.m. 
Read to Every Kid Every Day
kicks off the first week of October and we’re celebrating the 2017-2018 book selection with a stellar pajama party!  Join us for some good reads and night time fun with favorite stuffed animals before heading home to drift off into dreamland. Bedtime snacks will be provided.  For ages 0-6.

PASTA at the Library
Friday, October 27th and Friday, November 24th
Events running between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
PA + Science, Technology and Arts = fun days off school! Beginning in the fall of 2017 Gananoque Public Library will host workshops and offer movies for children and youth on professional activity days. Please check with the library for details on events and registration. For ages 6 to 14.

‘We Are Neighbours’ Exhibit Opening and Multicultural Potluck
Monday November 6th from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gananoque and area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about one another and celebrate our area’s diverse stories through this unique exhibit by the St. Lawrence-Rideau Immigration Partnership.  Come and celebrate our local diversity in Leeds and Grenville on the opening night of the exhibit in Gananoque when the library hosts a Multicultural Potluck. The exhibit will be at the library from November, Monday 6th to Saturday 11th and then at the Visitor Center from November, Sunday 12th to Friday 17th. To participate in the potluck please contact Pam Hudson, Library Program & Outreach Coordinator at For more on the project contact Vivianne White, Project Coordinator, St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership at

LEGO FAMILY Christmas Village Building Contest
Entries Due: Saturday, November 25th
Public Voting: Monday, November 27th to  Friday, December 8th
Announcement of winning family builds:  Saturday, December 9th  at 1:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CONTEST open to all families with children under 16 years of age living in Gananoque and surrounding areas. Entries must be built on a standard 11” x 11” base with one entry permitted per family. LEGO kits will be awarded for first second and third place winners based on public votes. First place will receive LEGO’s annual holiday kit. Winners must attend the public announcement at the Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9th at 1 PM. Entries are due by Saturday, November 25th.  Public voting runs from Monday, November 27th to Friday, December 8th at the library.

Library Older Adult Advisory Committee Meetings
Second Monday of Each Month (11 Sept., 9 Oct., 13 Nov., 11 Dec) 2:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults 55 and older who would like to help promote and coordinate older adult library programs while optimizing resources and services at the Gananoque Public Library are invited to apply to join the library’s Older Adult Advisory Committee. Volunteer members will be required to attend seven meetings per year over a two year period. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month. Please contact the library for more information.

Basic Computer, Tablet, e-Reader Training Need Help?

The Gananoque Public Library is pleased to offer basic computer, tablet, e-reader training at the library.  Contact the library by Phone: by  E-mail: or in person 

read to every kid every dayEvery year, we invite children, parents, caregivers and guardians to participate in our annual “Read to Every Kid Every Day” Challenge. You can help choose Gananoque’s favourite childrens’ book!

Read to Every Kid Every Day, now in its sixth year, is a county wide literacy initiative that promotes the importance of daily reading to children. Each year, children and parents are invited to read 10 picture books that have been selected by a team of librarians and literacy specialists and then vote for their favourite.