1 Aug
Library Closure - Civic Holiday

10:00 AM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

The Library will be close on Monday, August 1 for the Civic Holiday.

1 Aug
2022 Reading Challenge

10:00 AM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Explore new books, authors, and genres as you complete our 2022 Reading Challenge. Read or listen to one book from 12 categories before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2022.  

Once you've completed your 12 book challenges, please submit your form online or in-person to enter our draw to win a prize. You can track your reading in a favourite app or use the check-out history in your library account. 

2 Aug
Story Time in the Park

10:30 AM| Various Parks in Peterborough ON

We're heading out to the parks again this summer for the ultimate story time experience!  

Every Tuesday we will be at a new park in the city singing songs, telling stories, and having lots of fun. Don’t forget a blanket, your hat and your singing voice!  

  • July 5: Barnardo Park - 955 Barnardo Ave. -  CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
  • July 12: Rogers Cove - 131 Maria St. 
  • July 19: Knights of Columbus Park - 5 Park St. 
  • July 26: Kinsmen Park - 1 Kinsmen Way 
  • Aug. 2: Kiwanis Park - 234 Middlefield Rd. 
  • August 9: Nicholls Oval - 725 Armour Rd. 
  • August 16: Millennium Park -130 King St. 
  • August 23: Riverview Park & Zoo Gazebo - 1300 Water St. 

In the event of inclement weather, join us indoors on Wednesday mornings for Drop-in Story Time from 10:30 to 11:15 am in the FOL Community Room. 

Children under 5 must be with a caregiver

3 Aug
Drop-in Story Time

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Join us in person for a fun and lively story time program for you to enjoy with your preschooler. We will help expand your child’s imagination and attention span through stories and songs while focusing on early literacy skills.

Please Note:  the location of this program is now the Children's Story Corner, accessed from the Children's Area on the lower level of the Library.

4 Aug
 Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts Workshop

02:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

This program is now full. For Waitlist information, please refer to Registration Options below.

Come learn the exciting circus skill of flow arts! Victoria Wood will lead us in an interactive, fun and energetic workshop with the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts.  
Victoria will use dance, creative exploration of movement and props (hoops and poi) to empower youth to learn and try new skills. 

Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts (PACA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the artistic livelihood of the region through education via recreational and social circus programs.  

5 Aug
Family Movies on the Big Screen

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Children under 5 must be with a caregiver 

Chill out in our air-conditioned FOL Community Room and watch a family-friendly movie. We’ve picked some of our favourites to share with you this summer, so get comfortable and grab some popcorn while supplies last. 

5 Aug
Friday Feature Films: Spiderman No Way Home

02:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Take a break from the summer heat and watch a recent feature film for free. Just because you missed it in the movie theatre doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on a big screen. Popcorn provided! 

August 5: Spiderman No Way Home

With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter (Tom Holland) to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. 

Check out our last Friday Feature Film:

6 Aug
Family Grab & Go Craft Kits

10:00 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Visit the Library on Saturdays and bring home a Family Grab & Go Craft Kit! Each kit contains the materials and instructions you need to make a fun craft or activity at home. 

Kits are available on a first come, first served basis every Saturday morning at the Children's Check-Out Desk.  


2: Sometimes I Feel Like a … Animal Mask 

9: Watermelon Magnet 

16: Stick Mosquito 

23: Popsicle Puppet 

30: Pool Noodle Boats 



6: Parrot Pal 

13: Lemonade in a Glass 

20:  Paper Pineapple Craft  

28: School of Paper Fish 



10: Handmade Hug (Grandparents Day) 

17: Paper chain snake 

24: Rainbow Wand (Pride) 



1: Pinecone Hedgehog 

8: Clothespin Turkey (Thanksgiving) 

15: Itty Bitty Book (OPLW)  

22: Diwali Elephant Bookmarks 

29: Ghost Straw Puppet 


6 Aug
Drop-in Crafternoon: Painted Fabric Wall Art

01:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

We’re going casual with crafts this summer and offering some simple but creative projects you can complete at the Library! You can drop in anytime, but we recommend you give yourself about an hour to explore your artistic side with paints, canvas, and fabrics. 

August 6: Painted Fabric Wall Art

Choose from our fabric stash and paint some bold, abstract wall décor. You’ll finish off your piece by framing it in some charming, lightweight embroidery hoops, perfect for sprucing up a bedroom or making any space your own.