Youth Programs & Events

Get Out and Do Something

For more information about any of the programs listed here, please contact Kathy and Paula at [email protected].

Out & About at the Library

(TAGS: Clubs, Ages 14+, LGBTQ2S+, Free, Drop-in)

A NEW Club for the like-minded and united to meet in a comfortable & fun space.

Wednesdays @ 2:45pm-3:45pm

Alliston Branch

All abilities, identities, LGBTQ2S+ Welcome! Meet new friends & enjoy great conversation. Snacks & refreshments provided.

SMCDSB + NTPL After School Tutoring

(TAGS: Tutoring, School Age. K-8)

All classes are FREE!

How it works:

  • The program is open to ANY student (regardless of school board)
  • 5 students per session, first come first serve but priority will be given to new students.
  • Sessions will be held in the Tottenham library
  • Each session will be one hour
  • Classes will run 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday nights
  • Students will be sorted into sessions based on grade level, student needs and teacher availability
  • Students are to come prepared with work needing completion
  • Registration Opens each Tuesday at Noon.
  • Please Speak with Tottenham staff to Register.

For more information please contact us at:   (905) 936-2291   [email protected].

Welcome Newcomers

(TAGS: Clubs, Groups, Teens, Adults, Seniors, English Conversation Circle, Free, Drop-In!)

NEW English Conversation Circle

Engage with new friends, share common experiences, build new connections to your new community and practice English!

Informal drop-in for Teens, adults & seniors



Alliston Branch

In the Loop

(TAGS: Clubs,  Youth, Adults, Free, Drop-In!)




 Group for teens and adults enjoy crochet, knitting, sewing, rug hooking,

…whatever – together!


Writers Showcase!

(TAGS: Special Events, Free, Drop-In, Young Adult)

NTPL is showcasing our local Young Adult authors

Be the first to hear all about their novel before it is published!

Experience exciting characters, plots etc., and listen to thrilling excerpts that will transport you to places out of this world!


Cael Cohen Thursday, May 18

Michaela Raymond Thursday, May 25

6:30-7:30pm  @ Tottenham Branch

Free! Drop-In!

Styling Proud

(TAGS: Clubs, Homeschool, Youth, Free, Registered!)

May 31

6:00-7:30 pm


A demonstration of alternative barbering techniques and creative colour right here at the library by Cass @ Black Rose Beauty Lounge.


Ages 14+

Door prizes will be offered to those who register. Drop-ins are welcome as well. 


(TAGS: Series Event,  Fitness, Ages 12-18, Free, Registration required)

Yoga at the library!

Bringing fitness to another level for teens!

Special yoga instruction by OM Yoga Studio featuring 6 weeks of stretching & strength with a framework of mind over body just for teens!

Bring yoga mat, water & jacket – possibly outdoors when weather is nice.

Wednesdays – July 5th – Aug 9th

7:15-8:00 pm


Mystery Masters

(TAGS: Event, Youth, Free, Registration required, Ages 10+)

2:00-3:00 pm

Beeton: July 4

Alliston: July 5

Tottenham: July 6

Learn how Sherlock Holmes the master of “whodunit” investigated & solved mysteries.

Fun with fingerprinting & analysis, ciphers, codes and more!

Garden with Zen!

(TAGS: Event, Youth, Free, Registration required, Ages 10+)

Make your very own calming garden just for you!

Gardening with Zen is a meaningful, mindful experience and it’s fun!

Includes rocks, sand, moss,  Zen rake & your creativity!

2:00-3:00 pm

Alliston: July 12

Tottenham: July 13

Family BINGO!

(TAGS: Event, Youth, Children, Adults, All Ages, Free, Drop-In)

10:30-11:30 am

July 15

August 26


There is no better fun  than BINGO!

Win BINGO, win a prize!

Fun for all!


(TAGS:Event, Youth, Free, Registration required, Ages 10+)

Discover everything about this tiny beautiful SUPER bird!

Hum on over to learn about their migration, amazing facts, how to feed hummingbirds and more!

Take home your very own hummingbird feeder

2:00-3:00 pm

Beeton: July 12

Alliston: July 19

Tottenham: July 20

It’s Me!

(TAGS: CEvent, Youth, Free, Registration required, Ages 10+)

2:00-3:00 pm

Beeton: July 25

Alliston: July 26

Tottenham: July 27

Create your own portrait using “things” and your imagination!  Then faux frame it with your real picture to see the difference.

Discover what your imagination thinks you look like!

Sew What?

(TAGS: Event, Youth, Free, Registration required, Ages 10+)

July 6, 13, 20, 27

3:00-4:00 pm

CRIC IdeaLab, Tottenham

A 4-session sewing class that includes an intro, practice and a wonderful project using appliques.

Super easy, super fun and super amazing!  

Instructed by Sarah from “Sew Creative by Sarah”.

Register once for all four sessions.


Photo of painted rocks, overlaid with text "Rock 'n Art".

Rock’n Art

(TAGS: Event, Youth, Free, Registration required, Ages 10+)

1:30-2:30 pm

Alliston: August 2

Tottenham: August 3

It isn’t just painting rocks, it’s creating art!

Let your creativity rock on! Create beautiful scenes with special acrylic precision paint that rocks!

Gone to the Dogs!

(TAGS: Event, Youth, Free, Registration required, Ages 10+)

1:30-2:30 pm

Beeton: August 8

Alliston: August 9

Tottenham: August 10

Make and take your own dog toy and visit with sepcial furry guests from Story Dogs and the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dogs.

Bring your own clean T-shirt to make a special toy for your dog.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

(TAGS: Youth, Children, Ages 13+, Free)

Read a book recommended by our library staff.

Once you are done reading, fill out a ballot at your branch for your chance to win a prize!

See branches for lists & displays of recommended books and start reading!

Begins July 4 and ends August 11th.

CRIC IdeaLab Programs

For more information about any of the programs listed here, please contact Cameron at [email protected].

Spring Has Sprung DIY Terrarium

(TAGS: Youth,  Ages 10-14, Free, Registration required)

Have you ever wanted to create your own little ecosystem? Join us as we make use of elements sourced from our local environment, mason jars, 3D printed figurines, and our creativity to create worlds of our own!

Saturday, May 27, 2023

1:00-1:45 pm

CRIC IdeaLab, Tottenham

School’s Out Teacher Gifts

(TAGS: Youth,  Ages 10-14, Registration required)

Summer is fast approaching, which means school is almost out! Make your teacher a nice sendoff gift for the year using our Cricut Mug Press!

Finished mugs will be available for pickup at a later date as pressing the mugs and waiting for them to cool takes a long time.

Tuesday, June 6

4:30-6:00 pm

CRIC IdeaLab, Tottenham

Cost: $10.00

Father’s Day 3D Cards

(TAGS: Youth,  Ages 8-12, Free, Registration required)

We did it for Mother’s day, and the last thing we would want to do is leave the dads out! Join us as we create 3D cards using our Cricut machines, and surprise dad with a special card on Father’s day!

Tuesday, June 13

4:30-6:00 pm

CRIC IdeaLab, Tottenham

Rainbow Road Robotics

(TAGS: Youth,  Ages 8-12, Free, Registration required)

Inspired by a mixture of Pride month, and Mario Kart, join us for some block coding fun as we navigate a rainbow road course with our dash robots!

Block Coding: allows participants to code solutions to problems (such as this course) without having to know a programming language.

Saturday, June 17

11:00-12:00 OR 1:00-2:00

CRIC IdeaLab, Tottenham




Snakes & Robots

(TAGS: Youth,  Ages 4-12, Free, Drop-In)

Did you know that here at NTPL we have games, robots and much more beyond our book collection? Come drop by the library for some Saturday fun with a selection of board games, tablets, robots, and more.

Saturday, July 8


CRIC IdeaLab, Tottenham