Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Highlights of  Public Library Education Partnerships:

Descriptions from 2016 Annual Survey / Ontario Public Library Statistics

Education Partnership text report 2016 stats Feb 2018 (1)

  Public Library Education Partnerships:                                                                                         Descriptions from 2016 Annual Survey / Ontario Public Library Statistics
Library Name
2016 Highlights of Public Library Partnerships working with the Education Sector, as reported by public libraries and First Nation public libraries
Addington Highlands Twp we participate in Success by Six Program
Admaston/Bromley Twp We are a school-housed library.
Ajax Class visits at schools & at library, parent nights, technology nights, welcome to Kindergarten, author readings.
Alfred & Plantagenet Twp Distribution de programmes universitaires pour l’éducation à distance.  Distribution d’objects promotionnels dans les écoles élémentaires avec leur approbation, de plus nous avons faire la promotion de nos services dans les écoles, lors des srencontrees ensuignants et parents.
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan FN The Education Department provides the tutor for the afterschool program. Also provides learning materials and snacks for the childern.
Armstrong Twp I pad courses provided by College Boreal free of charge through a program; computers being used for online courses; exam proctoring; students from local school come in for reading with their students.
Arnprior Our invigilation services continue to expand and now include 4 distance education institutions; We’ve recently partnered with the French Catholic School Board to expand our core French collection in the children’s department.  The Board is looking to construct its first school in our area in 2018.
Asphodel-Norwood Library tours, story times/craft events with 2 elementary schools and daycare, Family Resource Hub visits, exam proctoring and study space, Healthy Families Committee bringing guest speakers twice per year.
Athens Twp Class visits to learn about the library
Atikokan As a partner of the Rainy River District Cooperative we and trying to ensure all students in the Rainy River District have library cards giving them access to Library resource both in house and online.  Regular programming with local daycare.  School visits promote library services and materials
Augusta Twp The library participates with the Early Years Centre in programming and referrals for service.  The library partners with the local school in programming and collection development in the school library, and joined with a local business to provide literacy materials to Lyn Public School.
Aurora YCDSB – ESL Conversation Group YRDSB – Parenting program Ontario Early Years Centre – Storytime (at Centre); sign & Sing (at APL) School visits to both Boards – research, technology, summer readign program, vistis by special education programs Kerry’s Place – participate in community works program Queens University – (with Google) 2 youth summer workshops Royal Astronomical Society – youth astronomy presentation
Bancroft Town – We hire Loyalist College students through a subsidized wage partnership when possible. – Quinte Adult Specialized Cooperative Education program has assisted a contract staff member. – North Hastings Children’s Services runs an early literacy program at the library, seasonally. – We do outreach at local schools with the help of school librarians in the area.
Barrie work placement opportunities, targeted programs, outreach education, literacy education
Beausoleil First Nation Public Library Students that are enrolled in adult education are able do their online courses within the library. We also also voluntarily invigilate the testing of students enrolled in various community colleges.
Belleville Regular class visits, lessons, outreach, events etc. with local schools, networking meetings with Children’s Youth Services Network group
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg weekly class visits, monthly book club through scholastic, the library is located within the elementary school
Bkejwanong FN I conduct literacy and legend storytellings in various schools both on-and-off-reserve.
Black River-Matheson Twp Provided space, programs, storytimes and shared programming
Blind River Two local daycares participate in Storytime. Colleges and Universities work with us through distant education and exams. We have 2 French schools and 3 English schools. Employment Solutions with Sault College offers training and advertising. Best Start Hub and daycares work with us for programs.
Bonnechere Union CRC School’s Cool outreach, YA Short story contest with Opeongo High School and local artists and professional writers, Prescool Body Autonomy workshops with Sexual Assault Centre, Ketchastar Daycare Summer Reading partnership to keep kids reading, Bonnechere Author’s Festival with TLC, Veterans Affairs with teens writing postcards for peace saying why we are thankful for their sacrifice and service.
Bracebridge House local collection for college campus
Bradford West Gwillimbury Town Proctoring for distance education students Co-op placements and Job shadowing for college students Silver Birch Battle of the Books with local schools Outreach to Ontario Early Years Centre and other daycares SRC outreach to elementary schools
Brampton Grade 4 initiative
Brant County Brant Workforce Alliance ; Laurier Brant Community Service Learning ; Lib Tech Coop Student Placement ; Family Literacy Committee ; Youth Collective Impact ; Youth Coordination Committee ; Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Brighton Public Library Board We provide early literacy programs to the local Daycare, Brighton Children’s Centre.  They are within walking distance to the library and make frequent trips to utilize the collection and services and also to participate in story time.  We work closely with Sunny Days Day Program to provide exciting and innovative programming to support this day program for disabled adults.
Brock Twp Shared facility with elementary school library
Brockville Actively participate in Welcome to Kindergarten events with 3 school boards; Read to Every Kid Every Day delivery to 112 L&G children’s services providers; provide space, share resources and programming with the Home Learners; ‘Library as Your Classroom’ through Contact North; growth as an exam proctoring centre; English as an Additional Language classes so necessary that we are providing offsite programming; partnered literacy walks in the local nature areas.
Bruce County Partner with OEYC to provide programs in our branches
Burk’s Falls, Armour & Ryerson Union -Library provides Story Hour for the local Early Years Group -Library continues to partner with Early Years and HAND, forming the Literacy Group which in 2016 celebrated two successful days of activities under the theme Family Literacy Day. -Library staff participated in the Welcome to Kindergarten Program held at the Local Junior Public School which provided an excellent venue for promoting library services to families new to the area. -Another partnership that has grown stronger through the yearsi with the local Senior School where we celebrated a successful Forest of Reading event with limited resources. We were honoured with the presence of two Canadian authors. -Library continues to partner with Ontario Colleges and Financial Institutions, providing local students exam proctoring
Burlington 1. Battle of Books with school boards 2. Fusion with local high schools 3. Book Art with local artists 4. Bateman H.S. Community Pathways Program 5. Maker Mondays with local high school 6. Grand Pal with local elementary schools 7. Halton Police storytimes  8. McMaster Children’s Youth University with McMaster University
Caledon One branch located in high school.  Access to high speed fibre from Sheridan College (Public Sector Network).  Direct partnerships with early education ogranizations including early and digital literacy programs.  Coop placements and student volunteer programs.
Callander We have a partnership with three of our schools to share marketing for our events. The library attends “Welcome to Kindergarten” in two of our schools and we are invited to one of our school’s open house each year. One of our staff reads once a week to the grade one class in one of our schools. Our Raising Readers program coordinator invites many special guests to the program to talk about their their area of expertise. We have had a local dentist, paramedic, police officer and firefighter as guests to talk to the children. The children have also visited a Council meeting to give the Mayor some of their paintings for a temporary show in the Council Chambers. For our Forest of Reading celebration we invite 5 local experts who work in an area related to the non-fiction books in the program. In the last few years some of the guests have been a forester who helped the children plant an evergreen, an artist who helped the children paint a Picasso painting, and they got to talk to a young woman who volunteers in a developing country.
Cambridge We have partnerships with both school boards including one shared facility.  We also partner with the various home schooling agencies in our area, the Int. School and the LINC program. As well, we partner with Laurier University and Conestoga College.  And there are numerous Early Literacy programs that we partner with.  Not included in the count but also providing educational opportunities are agencies like Canadian Mental Health, Public Health, National Film Board etc.  Finally we have numerous business and retail partnerships providing educational opportunities also not included in the count.
Carlow/Mayo Public Library Shared facilities with the local school board.
Cartier Adult education offered
Casselman Ateliers
Cavan Monaghan Public Library Board, Township of For the past 16 months we have had connection with two local schools – including visits to the schools and they to the library. Collaborated on providing space and activity around author reading.
Centre Hastings The library hosts a class visit from Emmanuel Christian Academy each week during the school year, visits local schools, and proctors exams for distance education.  We also work with Home School families, and provide special tours with story-times and crafts to local summer literacy programs, Guides/Scouts, and other local organizations.
Chatham-Kent CKPL provides proctoring services, offers space for students to work & study. We provide educational placements and job shadowing.  We facilitate literacy and learning with materials & staff expertise such as research instruction, storytimes, class visits, and specially prepared classroom collections delivered by staff.  We provide class visits, library tours, research/database instruction, information literacy, card registrations, Bag of Books for classroom use, curriculum support through collections and electronic databases.  Also share info re: Kindergarten registration and promote Summer Reading Club to reduce reading loss over summer months. We support high school co-op educations and Take Our Kids to Work Day.  We belong to CK Best Start -a networking table working with children 0-21.  We partner with CK Public Health (Walk-A-Story, Story and Swim), and CK Recreation (Play Rangers, Summer Reading), and day care providers and school boards as well.
Chippewas of Georgina Island FN Adult students can come to the library and go online or see a tutor to get credits towards their Grade 12 diploma or upgrade their learning skills
Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point FN All students from the local elementary school visit the library.  The daycare centre also visits for storytime on special occasions.  The Adult Learning Centre of the school board is hosted by the library.
Chippewas of Rama FN Ongoing relationship with the Simcoe County District School Board, including sharing and purchase of wish lists and speakers.
Clarence-Rockland We have school outreach with most of the schools in Clarence-Rockland and class visits to the Library. Local daycares visit for prepared programs/activities.
Clarington, Municipality of The Library continues its partnership with Bowmanville YMCA, Ontario Early Years (OEY). By partnering with OEY, the Library is able to expand the programs offered in the branch by trained Early Childhood Educator while providing OEY diverse locations to serve the community.  Moreover, as members attend OEY programs, the Library is able to promote other programs and services helping to expand the Library’s user base.  The Library partnered with the Region of Durham Public Health to host Babyville in the library.  Facilitated by a Public Health Nurse, this program provides helpful parenting information and tips including adjusting to parenthood, the growth and development of your baby, infant feeding, and immunization.
Cobalt Twp Preschool Story Time and Crafts
Cobourg We do many outreach programs at our local schools. We also offer tours of the Library for schools and other educational organizations. We host co-op students from highschools, collegs, and universities. We also offer specialized programming for home schooling families.
Cochrane Public Library Board We partner on a regular basis with the 5 local schools by providing special programs, share resources and bring events at the schools.  We visit with skill sharing at the local Day Care and share resources and spread knowledge with the local Northern College site.
Collingwood Library provides shelf space and circulation control of a deposit collection from Georgian College Collingwood campus.
Cornwall Participates in Best Start Network meetings and initiatives,  Holds science and environment-based programming with River Institute; First Nations partnership with Akwesasne Early Literacy Team; Baby Tales programming with parent education component with Ontario Early Years Centre (English) and Partir d’un bon pas (French); Registered exam proctoring for numerous distance education programs and universities; Delivers story time programs to local schools and hosts class visits to the library; Participate in Welcome to Kindergarten sessions at local schools; Provide “Exam Cram” services for local and distance education students (study space, wireless access or computers, incentives -i.e. free food and drink.
Cramahe Twp We have created a new Project called “Link Cramahe” and we have partnered with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development on this ……. go to www.linkcramahe.ca to see what it is about.  We also partner with both local primary schools and partner with Melody Crowe Ojibwe First Nations Elder to education local kids through library programs designed by Melody Crowe.   We have partnered with our local college – Bellville Technical College through their Broadcast Engineering students being YI for us in 2016.
Curve Lake FN -Librarian visits the school with books, visits with each class, reads a story, and tends to the children by signing out books. -Grades 7-12 with the help of an Education Assistant use the library after school to complete and get help with homework. -Peterborough Native Learning Program, uses the library 3 mornings a week to be available to adults who are getting an education by online courses. PNLP offers 100’s of courses including GED.
Dorion Twp Literacy Day and Remembrance Day:  combined programming with both organizations
Douro-Dummer Twp We partner with local schools as Tumblebook partners and class visits on a weekly basis with one school and librarian visits with the other school that is further away.
Dryden The Library provides tours and class visits to schools, and partakes in outreach activities within local schools.  The Library also offers free membership to all K-12 students (both resident and non-resident) who are attending school within the area.  During the summer months the Library hosts groups from our municipal daycare centres for tours and programs.
Ear Falls Twp We are in the same building as the Day Care, so they come over and take books out.  If they have a child with special needs they come and use our Discovery Center.  The Public School promotes our Reading Buddy Program.
East Gwillimbury Exam proctoring, student placement, STEM support and partnership with local elementary schools
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Twp School visits the library and library visits school classes. Coordinate with local early years centre for programs and training. Public can book appointments to meet in the library with Contact North Distance Education.
Elgin County The Library participates in Teddy Bear Picnics throughout the summer with Early Childhood Organizations.  Main Office and branch staff make school visits and regularly participate in Forest of Reading programs at local schools.
Elizabethtown – Kitley Hold and lend the Outdoor Challenge MapSac bags for Leeds Area. Hold and lend Aquatarium passes for Brockville and other museum passes
Elliot Lake Class visits local schools and day care. Exam invigilation Provision of space for tutoring
Emo Twp To provide library service to all district students. Provide story time for Best start hub
Englehart Proctor exams for colleges and provide study space and computer terminals for distance education. Schools have regular class visits and the Literacy Council has regular classes in the library.
Espanola Class visits / tours, collaborative planning for programming, co-op student placement opportunities, community service hour opportunities, exam proctoring.
Essa Our main branch is part of a Joint-Use facility with the local high school.  Therefore we have a multitude of partnered activities each year including a Teen Advisory Group.  We offer space for Distance learning; proctor college and university exams, and provide a venue for co-op students.  We also offered Eureka! curriculum to high school students this year: Canadian achievements and inventions.
Fort Erie We continue to operate a very well-attended biweekly program in partnership with our local Parenting & Family Literacy Centre.  The program is held every second week, and we split programming between their organization and our library, with the library always serving as host.  We have now run an afterschool Homework Help program for three years, providing assistance and a safe environment for students from grades K-8.
Fort Frances We regularly partner with Education sector organizations in delivering programs. We are also a member of the Rainy River District Library Cooperative which partners district libraries with the three school boards in the district in order to ensure students have equitable access to public library services and community-based literacy development supports.
French River With our Seniors program we were able to form partnerships with all education Sectors it was a great learning experience for them and my staff.
Front of Yonge Twp Providing programming and story times to schools.  Partnering with OEYC for TD Summer Reading Program and Read to Every Kid, Every Day programs.
Gananoque Daycare attends TD Summer Reading programs once a week during the summer.  Linklater the and St. Joseph’s schools participate in annual Scary Story contest run by the library.  Once a month go to Ontario Early Years Centre to run a program and run joint programs in the Summer including a very popular Teddy Bears Picnic
Garden River FN The GRFN PL continues to partner with the GR Wellness Centre’s Early Childhood Workers to provide educational, nutritional, social programs to the community.
Georgina Peter Gzowski Library (Sutton) is a public/school facility, connected to a public and a Catholic elementary schools; joint programming with EYC; active outreach to local schools; proctoring site for distance learners; active outreach to all elementary schools, especially promoting Summer Reading Club
Grand Valley Library Board Partner with the local elementary school in providing book talks and class visits.
Gravenhurst Public Library Provide support to one local pre-school group, two local grade schools and one high school with regular class visits facilitated in-house at the library as well as onsite at the schools; early literacy events are held twice each year in collaboration with local literacy groups and the Bracebridge Public Library
Greater Madawaska Twp Children issued a card so that they can access the library’s electronic books from OverDrive
Greater Sudbury – Annual Battle of the Books in partnership with 4 local school boards – Outreach partnerships with Laurentian University – Makerspace initiatives in partnership with local school boards
Greenstone joint story hour, class visits, literacy day camp
Grey Highlands Local secondary school- Co-op program for students; Distance Education- Invigilation of exams; Early Childhood organizations- partnership with delivery of pre-school programs; Homeschool- provision of space,resource materials (collection and Interlibrary loan) for curriculum.
Grimsby Special annual event with local public school to bring a children’s author to the library funded through a grant via the school. Annual Battle of the Books event in partnership with 6 local elementary schools. offer Co-op placements for local high school students
Guelph Chromebook lending
Haldimand County Grade 9 Orientation Outreach; Class visits from elementary schools to promote library digital services. PAWS to Read.
Haliburton County We proctor exams.  Both early years centres and schools visit library branches frequently to both give and receive programming. We have reciprocal borrowing with the local collage.
Halton Hills Halton Hills Public Library has worked with the University of Guelph to provide a Speaker Series.
Hamilton Early Literacy HamiltonBest Start Network Early Literacy Hamilton Frontier College Hamilton Association for the Advancement of Literature Science and Art (HAALSA) Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Jobs Prosperity Collaborative McMaster University – Campus and Community Connections McMaster University – DeGroote School of Business McMaster University – English Department McMaster University – Health Sciences Library McMaster University – Library  McMaster University – Mills Library Mohawk College – Career Pathways Mohawk College – Community Access and Engagement Department Niwasa Head Start Preschool Ontario Early Years Centre – Hamilton East Ontario Early Years Centre – Mobile Unit Ontario Early Years Centre – Waterdown Our Digital World Western University Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) BASEF – Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair  Colin Macdonald Community School Earl Kitchener Parent Association Glenwood Special Day School Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board – School Renaming Committee Kehila Jewish Community Day School Let’s Talk Science Little Learning House Lyonsgate Montessori School McMaster Children and Youth University Mother Goose Cooperative Preschool Ontario Early Years Centre – Waterdown Wings of Discovery
Hanover We provide tutoring space for their volunteer tutors. We sponsor and collaborate on joint events, e.g. Family Literacy Day.
Hastings Highlands Twp Children’s Programming Post Secondary Literacy Initiatives
Hawkesbury La garderie visite la bibliothèque une fois par semaine pour une Heure du conte. Les écoles de la municipalité visitent et utilisent la bibliothèque régulièrement. Nous offrons de l’assistance et des locaux aux étudiants universitaires ou collégiales qui prennent des cours à distance et désirent écrire leurs examens à la bibliothèque.
Hornepayne Twp We proctor exams for University and College students taking courses via distance education. We are a remote location, there is a demand for this. We do not have a Contact North in Hornepayne. We partner with the local daycare during community events as well as supply print materials to enhance their curriculum. We partner with the early years centre for various events as well as provide print materials for their program.  We partner with the High School to be able to offer the students community involvement hours at the library, as well as, partner with their senior art class during community events and/or to prepare for community events. We partner with the English elementary school by providing monthly book deposits for 2 of their classes.
Huntsville Examples of the partnership with the schools in the municipality include:  1. Art in the Library:  each month a school in the area will display the work of their student. 2. Huntsville High School Robotics Team:   they assist at library programs with a stand out being the Youth Tech Extravaganza during Ontario Library Week. 3. Three schools (Huntsville Public School, Riverside Public Library, and St. Mary partner with the Library and Friends of the Library to purchase Tumblebooks for school access.
Huron County AMDSB – Class visits and library card initiative for all public school students; School Board Indigenous Leads – Developing programming/education of this culture and history; Contact North – Information Sessions; Community Colleges – proctoring and information available at libraries
Innisfil Ontario Early Years runs weekly programs at our Lakeshore Branch. The Library has an ongoing relationship with the local Montessori schools and we provide proctoring services for students.   The Library’s strong relationship with the Simcoe County School Board includes outreach to the schools, activities such as coding and robotics, and teacher training.  We are cultivating a relationship with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board.  A visit was co-ordinated with author David Carrol to speak at all local schools to promote the annual Seepe Walters Short Story Writing Contest.  Library Staff facilitated the ‘Silver Birch Battle of the Books’ event, a literacy-focused competition involving six local schools for students in Grades 3 to 6.  Staff participated in speech judging, school BBQs and ‘Welcome to Kindergarten’ events.  Classroom Book Bags, which consist of a supply of curriculum-based themed books, are offered to local teachers.   Library Staff assisted the Nantyr Shores Secondary School students, who travelled to Vimy Ridge, with their local history project and also provided space for presentations.
Iroquois Falls We have story time and crafts and the Aboriginal Day and 150 Canada celebration
Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 FN network with education programs within training centre.
James Twp we have school related program we have an early years program, reading crafts and playtime
Kapuskasing We have established a partnership with “Ecole Alternative” to help re-design,refresh and to update our current webpage , booklet and posters. The work is in progress, we meet regularly and we are very pleased with the results.
Kawartha Lakes, City of The Library does joint programming with the Ontario Early Years Centre Haliburton Victoria Brock. Programming includes story-times, Parent/Baby Time, etc.
Kearney & Area We loan a set of Forest of Reading books to our local public school so they can participate each year.
Kenora City 1. Classes from local schools and daycare’s visit the library on a regular basis.  We also partner with schools to do Inter-generational Storytimes at the local nursing home. 2.  We participate in Welcome to Kindergarten events and do outreach to schools. 3. We work with various universities and colleges to invigilate exams for distance education students. In 2016 we accommodated 69 exams. 4.  We partner with the local Best Start HUB to run joint programming in the library.
Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards Twp Weekly visits from local elementary school classes, early childhood literacy programming in conjunction with local community resource centre.
King Twp Class visits, both in-house and at schools; support local reading programs by acquiring material at a discounted rate for participants; participate in region-wide committee representing libraries and local school boards; collaborate with local community colleges and host practicum students.
Kingston-Frontenac County Participate in orientation programs for local universities and college; Provide 3d printer demonstrations for elementary and high school students
Kirkland Lake The library has an ongoing partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. Every Tuesday morning, families visit the library for a healthy snack, a fun activity, socialization, stories and games. The library developed partnerships with 3 of our local public schools. Teachers will visit the library with their students one week and the library staff will visit the school with a bucket of books for the classroom.
Kitchener combined public library and high school library shared facility  university social work student placement
La Nation Our Limoges Branch is located in the local elementary school. We provide library service to 284 students on a weekly basis
Lake of Bays Twp We work with Irwin Memorial Public School in Dwight which is directly across from the library. The school brings classes over to the library weekly to participate in programming. As well, students come to the library after school to participate in after school programming. Library staff work hard to maintain a good relationship with school staff, sharing information and keeping communications open.
Lambton County Classic Reading program was done with many public schools.  Digital e-resources program was introduced to elementary and secondary students within the County of Lambton.
Lanark Highlands Linking book clubs, computer training and writing sessions with that centre
Larder Lake Public Library Our Library donates a $200.00 bursary to both the English and French area high schools to a graduating student who has excelled in Literacy.  Students from the high schools are welcome to complete their 40 hours of community service at
Laurentian Hills We collaborate with FEN for story time and do class visits with the local grade school in Chalk River.
Leeds and the Thousand Islands Twp The library partners with Early childhood organizations through shared presentations and resources.  On a regular basis the library invites schools to visit the library for story time and recreational activities, including PA day programs.
Lennox and Addington County We regularly run children’s programs in partnership with local daycares (LARC), schools (Limestone District School Board), and literacy centres (Kingston Literacy & Skills). For example, class visits, joint storytimes and other children’s literacy programs, Success by 6 Week events, etc.
Lincoln Battle of the Books
London Writer-in-Residence, Festival of Trees (Regional event, collaborating with Local School Boards, OLA), FIMS Lecture Series, Thames Valley Neighbourhood Early Learning Partnerships (TVNELP)Ready for School Program, Homework Clubs, Book Camp, Kids Power Conference,Family Literacy Nights, Classes Without Quizzes, Literacy and Basic Skills Programs
M’Chigeeng FN Public library access to levelled books to support Confident Learners & FNSSP Literacy Initiatives ARP – encouraging more interest in FN perspective books
Magnetawan Twp Visit to school for story time & crafts, plus visit at end of year to library.
Manitouwadge We regularly partner with our local Best Start Hub to offer story time and mobile library services.  We read regularly at the local nursery school and they visit our library during the nicer weather.  We have been developing our partnership with our local schools and this year that included a class visit to the library.  We are also contacted to provide material for teachers and students to facilitate classroom activities.
Marathon We partner closely with Baby Beginnings, school boards, distant ed, and college.  We promote all of these learning sectors.  We also proctor exams.
Markstay-Warren We have weekly class visists to the library and offer programming and story times to younger classes and daycare.  We visit Early Years program for stories and activities.
Marmora and Lake Twp Working with local schools to actively promote children’s resources (print & electronic) and programs at the library. Working with Gateway CHC to provide programs in the community.
Mattawa After school club
Mattice-Val Cote Twp Nous apportons des livres une fois par mois pour le centre de la petite enfance. Nous organisons des activités avec l’école primaire. Après l’école ils sont conduits en autobus scolaire à la bibliothèque.
Meaford Local schools – class visits, curriculum support, co-op student program. Early Childhood Organizations – Ontario Early Years partnerships occasionally for story time programs.  Canadian Parents for French – Story time programs, collection support and materials.
Merrickville-Wolford visits and materials loans to daycare and local schools.  Provide info on distance education and proctor exams.  Local principal made specific mention of partnership with library in presentation to the school board.
Michipicoten FN Partnership with best start hub- show me how and lets do it programming Cultural club at elementary and high schools wawa Cultural lodge- teachings
Middlesex County Library We partner with Ontario Early Years Centres at a number of our branches – they program in our space, and we integrate library storytime and activities into their programs. We partner with the Public and Catholic School Boards on Healthy Kids Community Challenge programs. Library staff also make class visits to schools to promote library services and summer reading.  As well, the Library partners with Contact North to promote distance education opportunities.
Midland Working with the local high school for student placements, the local elementary schools for literacy development and kindergarten prep.
Mississauga FN work in conjunction to work on Ancestry program for community members. Provide some resources for Adult Education
Mississippi Mills healthy baby programmes in house; school visits, school programmes; literacy programmes
Moonbeam Twp Nous sommes toujours en communication avec l’école primaire. Nous leur offrons des services. Les étudiants viennent avec leur professeur pour chercher des livres.
Muskoka Lakes Twp We proctor exams for several universities and colleges.
Newmarket Work placements, Early Literacy prgms, School class visits
Niagara Falls We deliver programs to OEYCs and preschools, and have deposit collections there. We host visits from 50 school classes every month.  We partner with the Niagara Children’s Planning Council to do the Niagara Storywalk project. Niagara College did some programming at the Library.
Niagara-on-the-Lake – Niagara College is member in our ILS consortium – Niagara Nursery School has a plot in our community garden & visits us weekly – Royal Oak Elementary School visits weekly
Norfolk County Frontier College and NCPL partner up to offer the migrant workers accessible, welcoming programs that build the literacy skills of all members of the community so they become lifelong learners.  The partnership with the school boards are also impressive! There are hundreds of class visits a year among the five Branches. NCPL also runs various contest such as the Write for Fun, Poetry Events, and the best part of our relationship is the Port Dover Branch being the school library for Lakewood Elementary
North Bay With our local college and university, we provide a reciprocal borrowing service for staff and students, and users of the local library. We also support class visits for the purpose of learning how to use the library.
North Grenville Twp Best Start Committee; Read to Every Kid Every Day Leeds & Grenville; Collaboration with local OEYC; Partnerships with all local schools (2 high schools, 4 elementary schools and 2 new French elementary schools (see below). French Catholic school does French programming in Library once a month. Library has partnered with French Public school to provide library services. Provide outreach to two local daycares and the MOPS program of Salvation Army/ Promote distance online learning with Contact North. Invigilate exams for a wide variety of educational institutions.
North Kawartha Twp Our public library staff does class visits every year to present the Forest of Reading in the local school.
North Perth -partner with our local OEYC to offer programs out of our Listowel location; we also work together to provide programs for older ages to complement the OEYC programming so that a whole family with children of various ages can be welcome at an event -we proctor many distance education exams, as we are in a rural area, enabling local youth to remain in North Perth (a strategic priority of the Municipality) -partner with our local public school board to give a library card to every student enrolled
Oakville Shared facilities Collaborative programming Volunteers (students)
Oliver Paipoonge class visits to the library, joint program with a class to create stop motion films
Orangeville Partnership with OEYC-Dufferin includes development and delivery of programs such as Water & Words and Stories with Santa. Service delivery agreement in place with the local campus of Humber College. Battle of the Books – organized by the library has 10 different local schools participating (public schools, private schools and catholic schools).
Orillia Coding program for children and robotics workshops were developed in partnership with Lakehead University.
Oshawa Welcome to Kindergarten with DDSB, Membership drives, School visits, MakerSpace programming with UOIT, External visits to classes, Skilled Trades Exp.
Otonabee-South Monaghan Twp Northern Lights Day Care visits the library 3 times per week for programming. Grade one class from Northshore Public school visits 1 day per week.
Ottawa School outreach storytimes.
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Provide support for adult’s reaching educational goals through the Library’s Adult Learning Centre. Also provide exam proctoring through the Library’s Adult Learning Centre. Coordinate youth programs and local early childhood organizations.
Oxford County Work with Early Years service providers to host programs in library branches. Participate in Oxford Children’s Services Network.
Parry Sound The library works closely with the local schools and teachers to encourage independent reading and library use.
Pelham Class visits, Weekly early years drop-in centre, teacher lending programs, partner in ILS with local college
Pembroke Internship programs, Co-op placements, ESL chat group, Tutors and Students, Jump Math, Ready for Reading, Proctoring.
Perry Twp Story Time
Perth East Provided library cards to every registered student in the Avon-Maitland school district, who wished to have one. Provided workshops led by the Centre for Employment & Learning for resume and cover letter writing for students at adult. Partner with Ontario Early Years for literacy programming. Have started building a partnership with Avon-Maitland district schools in order to provide class room visits that educate students and teachers on the databases available and the services provided through DownloadLibrary. Hosted ESL classes and events, as well as Public Health sessions for newcomers to the area.
Perth and District Union CROW Lanark provides OEYC playgroup at library, monthly class visits
Petawawa We provide meeting space and occasional programs for the Home School children. We have expanded our Exam Proctoring services and average six students per month.
Pickering Work closely with both school boards including successful Battle of the Books programs and outreach to Welcome to Kindergarten nights. Ongoing successful partnerships with Early Years.
Port Colborne Highlights include promoting and hosting art shows of student art from local high schools; conducting outreach programming to support JK/SK registration; and, class visits for local schools.
Port Hope Library summer tutoring (promote in schools to engage teachers and students), scheduled school based activities during regular hours and after school, open houses in the schools, collaboration on author visits and community open houses
Powassan & District Union Public Library In early 2016, the third year students of the McEwen School of Architecture from Laurentian University participated in running a charette session at our library to determine the needs and wants from the community. They then each designed an expansion to our library as their third year assignment. From these design we selected the most practical and feasible option and worked with an architect to work out plans. The library participated in the Welcome to Kindergarten sessions from the three local primary schools.
Prescott The Library and OEYC conduct storytime together as well as Play in the Park and having play time and displays at King’s Kitchen. Students write their exams here at the Library either by paper or by computer. Library staff proctor the exams. Tutoring students is held here. Class visits from the area schools take place.
Prince Edward County Space for early childhood play groups, class visits and Makerspace resources made available to local classes.
Prince Twp Public Library Mother Goose Story time
Rainy River The Library supported a children’s reading challenge program run by the Best Start Hub in Stratton. More than 100 collection items were supplied to the Hub for the program. The village of Stratton is in one of our contracting municipalities (Morley Township).
Ramara Twp – Promote programs and services to local public & catholic elementary and secondary schools.  Attend Kindergarten registration nights and do school visits to promote summer reading programs. – Private school brings students for 1 hour/week visit to work on school projects and learn about the library system. – Promote summer jobs and proctor exams for colleges and universities.
Red Lake Class visits
Red Rock Twp Best Start partnership for early literacy programming
Renfrew Class visits (both classes coming to the library and the staff going to the schools).  The library runs the Forest of Reading program in partnership with the schools.  Teachers are eligible for free library cards even if they do not reside in the catchment area. Proctoring of exams for many different colleges and universities.  Daycare programs and visits. Early literacy programs aimed at these groups.
Richmond Hill Provide early literacy programming to childcare centres in community. Joint partnership with YRDSB – joint public/high school library. Provide in-school class visits. Provide in-library class visits. Provide library info at kindergarten orientation sessions.
Rideau Lakes Public Library The Library Programmer collaborates with the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic School Board of Eastern Ontario to provide programming to children, both in the school and through class visits at library branches. One of library branches is located in an elementary school which provides a close working relationship with teachers and administrators.  In terms of distance learning, we partner with Contact North to provide online learning opportunities. We also provide proctoring service so that resisndte can write exams close to home.    Young children and families also benefit from our partnership with Ontario Early Years. This organization runs a popular weekly program at one of our branches.
Russell 1. Une des succursales est hébergée dans une école élémentaire. 2. Heures du conte hebdomadaires pour les enfants des classes de jardin. 3. Heure du conte spéciale pour un groupe de personnes multihandicapées adultes. 4. Accueil de tuteurs pour des sessions de tutorat. 5. Organisation d’ateliers technologiques avec le MakerMobile du Département de Génie de l’Université d’Ottawa.
Sagamok Anishnawbek FN Cost sharing, Book purchasing, and resource sharing
Schreiber Twp Library programs and visits to Best Start and elementary schools ie. Blue Spruce, Eco-Literacy workshops, Heritage Fair, book loans.
Seguin Twp Weekly visits from Humphrey Public School classes
Seine River FN We read the book that we get from TD Grade One Book Giveaway
Selwyn we work with one of our local schools to conduct a Silver Birch program for children Grade 3-6, sharing books, location and staff support
Serpent River FN Day-Care Library Programing
Shawanaga FN Our library is involved with our local school and we have weekly library programs for the children in the school. We have a program for 30 minutes each day.
Shelburne District School Board supplied 5 Chromebook computers that students can use in library to access their Upper Grand Dashboard; provide on-site and on-location programs for Early Childhood organizations; provide space for students at various institutions to write exams;
Sioux Lookout – Working closely with two elementary schools to provide Story Times, visits to schools, and interactive research sessions.  – Outreach to Pelican Falls First Nations High School (an initiative that began in 2016). The library signed up over 50 students from this school for library cards.  – Partnering with 3 daycare facilities, a Best Start Hub, and the Aboriginal Head Start program to provide services to children.
Six Nations FN Alternative site for Drop-Outs to meet with teachers
Smiths Falls Providing information sessions to parents of new students
Springwater Twp Ontario Early Years is a great partnership for increasing our early childhood programming and information to our families. We have increased outreach to the local schools, participating in their Kindergarten Welcome nights, and providing material about our programs.
St. Catharines In 2012 the Brock University launched the “Brock Talks” speaker series. Professors from Brock’s Dept. of Fine Art/Humanities present seminars on their areas of research. Over 35 lectures have been held. The Library provides a 1/2 day seminar for grade 8 students on how to do research and use e-resources to find information. The Library visits Early Years Centers and schools to do book talks. The Library provides tours and customized class visits in-house. Library staff sit on the panel to select the short list for the Early Years Niagara Literacy award.
St. Charles I am the St. Charles Borromee School Library
St. Joseph Twp Computer literacy course was facilitated and funded through the local school board
St. Marys Public Library The Adult Learning centre is managed under the governance of the Library Board. It is an established program that assists adults in obtaining their GED and provides career preparatory learning. It is grant funded via the Ontario Ministry of Training/Colleges and Universities.
St. Thomas Homeschoolers (regular programs offered); Daycares (in house programs and outreach); Thames Valley District School Board (STEAM Centre, Thames Valley Neighbourhood Early Learning Program); London District Catholic School Board (Robotics)
Stirling-Rawdon Class visits
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County Class visits from elementary schools; exam proctoring; ON Early Years (toy lending & programs); placement for students
Stratford Providing location and proctoring for distance ed. exams, joint programming with Early Years, “KIT” card initiative to provide card to all school children, Teaching coding to youth with University.
Sundridge-Strong Union Share books for Forest of Reading, Participate in Kindergarten registration
Tay Twp we provide space for proctoring, class visits, tutoring, referral to long distance education certifications and courses, etc
Temagami We go over to the public school to do crafts with the students. The Students and teachers visit the library. We also have a lot of Teaching materials that the teachers borrow to use it their class rooms.
Temagami FN Our Children use the millibar for after school programs, mathematics group.
Temiskaming Shores The library provides class tours and storytimes and other programming for the local schools and daycare centres. The library also provides proctoring services for colleges and universities and provides space for them to set up information booths.
Terrace Bay Twp Co-operative education program, mandatory volunteer hours for students, Forest of Reading, Best Start
The Blue Mountains Class visits with local school- includes story times for lower grades, research skills and summer reading program. Special film project help to local Private School Story times for early grades and local daycares.  Partner with adult learners to provide space for continuing education
Thessalon Classes visit the library to familiarize the students with the workings of a library and what is available.  A children’s application form is sent home with each student.
Thorold Special education classes from Thorold Secondary School visit the library on a weekly basis. Local daycare centers visit for story time sessions.
Timmins -Class visits -Forest of Reading -Tours
Toronto Support lifelong learning for customers of all ages. Afterschool homework help programs with tutors from Voila Learning, Action for Neighbourhood Change, Centre for Community Partnerships & University of Toronto. Partnerships with post-secondary institutions, Humber College, Ryerson University, Seneca College, several University of Toronto faculties, & York University to provide community-based learning programs. English language programs with the Learning Enrichment Foundation, Toronto District School Board & Toronto Catholic District School Board. TRL hosted the Maker Festival, its second Open Data Hackathon & several Repair Café workshops.  Technology programs with Women Who Code, Project Include, Open Data Toronto & the Toronto Open Data Institute. Educational lectures & workshops with speakers from the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto Department of Immunology SciChat Program, Let’s Talk Science (UTSC), Engineers Without Borders, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Botanical Gardens, Chemical Institute of Canada, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Toronto Master Gardeners, Toronto Seed Library. Health lectures & workshops in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, Baycrest, Canadian Heller Keller Centre, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Toronto Memory Project, Red Cross, St. John Ambulance & Toronto Public Health.
Trent Hills We actively host meetings and display brochures for both Loyalist and Sir Sandford Fleming College. We have proctor exams for both of these colleges through distance education as well as Ryerson, Brock, University of Waterloo and Lakehead University and some private educational facilities (Holistic medicine) out of British Columbia. We do class visits for all three of the grade schools and high school. The Special Needs students regularly visit every week. We also have a cop-op student from the high school and a student doing their 40 hours. The YMCA early Childhood organization regularly visits as well as Beehive Day care.
Trent Lakes We work with the Peterborough County programs to help provide the community with access to education and resources. We also work with the local day care to promote literacy.  We work with the local public school to bring in different authors for different age groups. They attend all author visits that take place during the school year.
Tyendinaga Twp Class visit  Family Space Playgroup
Uxbridge Twp Take coop students from High School and from LIT programs.  Early Childhood Organizations – give tours.  Volunteers for Reading Buddies from schools.
Val Rita-Harty Twp Nous partageons les frais de notre système de catalogue automatisé, et nos livres en bibliothèque. On s’entraide et la bibliothèque s’implique dans les activités de l’école
Vaughan Ontario Early Years, YRDSB, YCDSB, private schools
Wahta Mohawk FN Education Assistant and an elementary school teacher provide tutoring for our students in an after school setting
Wainfleet Twp Early childhood organization used as an Emergency site if site closes and a need to go to another location. School class visits, Education Week show casing students artwork.
Wasaga Beach -partner with Ontario Early Years for weekly programs for youngsters 0-6 -provide space for Georgian College to offer retraining and upgrading classes for community students –provide proctoring assistance for students attending distance education courses -attend various functions at local schools as part of their curriculum (welcome back bbq, prepare for kindergarten open houses, programs in school libraries, etc.)
Wasauksing FN Regular classroom visits from grades K1-grade 8.  We also have our daycare students that coming during summer holidays and regular seasonal visitation.
Waterloo City Frontier College “Books and Games”; Library programming to 5800 school children; Welcome to Kindergarten evenings; Childrens Planning Table, Mohawk Colleges, Early Literacy Alliance; Let’s Read OBOC program for families; Strong start; Confucius Institute; Project Read
Waterloo Region Early Literacy Alliance of Waterloo Region, Community Literature Program with University of Waterloo, Let’s Read.
Wawa We partner with the Best Start Hub for a monthly bilingual story time program.  We partner with the Early Years Literacy for our French language TDSRC and other reading programs.
Welland Storytime program, After school program. STEM program
Wellington County Joint facility shared with high school. Chromebook lending programme for students through Upper Grand District School Board. Joint programming with early childhood education agency.
West Grey Twp We continue to work with Early Years, who provide programs at two branches.  At this time one of our branches is used as a tutor location.  Both school boards will also use our location for meetings.
West Lincoln Twp We often have class visits, as well as do community outreach at local schools.
West Nipissing PALS (Public and Academic Libraries Sharing) Computer training G.E.D. Testing
West Perth Participating in Calling All 3 Year Olds kindergarten registration program at local schools in cooperation with the local Early Years Centre
Westport We continue to offer the story time program following the model set up by the Early Years Centre. We take part in the Open Houses at the 2 local elementary school.
Whitby We began hosting a weekly lecture series presented by faculty of the local community college. We partner with Ontario Early Years to offer programming for preschoolers and run Battle of the Books in partnership with the local school boards. We also visit the schools and host visits from classes at the library. We have expanded our school visit options to include 3D printing and green screen technology. We attended the local university to demonstrate 3D technology.
Whitchurch-Stouffville Joint children’s programs, bi-weekly visits to local dayvcares, visits to local elementary schools
White River Twp Heritage Day; Elementary School programming; Best Start Hub and Daycare programming
Whitestone-Hagerman Memorial We have received support letters from the local community college and primary school when applying for grants. The local Primary School visits weekly when weather permits and the college has worked with us to offer seniors cooking classes here in our community on behalf of the library.
Whitewater Region Branch of the library is located in the local public school.
Wikwemikong FN Board of Education purchased EResources on Library’s behalf
Windsor Book Buddy Program Class visits
Woodstock Early Years, TVDSB, LDCSB, Fanshawe College