Kids Programs

Last Updated January 6, 2022


BC Summer Reading Club CLOSED till 2022

Starting June 28 2021 – August 9 2021

Get ready to Crack the Case this summer with the BC Summer Reading Club and your local library!

Starting on June 28th until August 9th, look out for new weekly activities and contests. Click here to find out more!

Registration will be required, go here to register.

Beyond the Book Summer Challenge ~ Ages 8-12 CLOSED till 2022

Starting July 8 2021 – August 19 2021

Click here for details. 



Creative & Survival Minecraft Club

Ages 8+ 

Creative Minecraft is every Wednesday at 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Survival Minecraft is every Thursday at 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Come have fun playing in the world of Minecraft. We have six laptops that are able to be used or you can bring your own or join from home on Zoom.

For anyone over 12 proof of vaccination is required for in person attendance. For more information please e-mail 

Boys Book Club

Ages 10-12 at 3:30 – 4:45 pm 

Dates: January 28, February 25, March 25, & April 29

This will be a hybrid book club of in person and virtual. Please e-mail to sign up.


Girls Book Club

 Ages 10-12 at 3:30- 4:45pm 

Dates: January 14, February 11, March 11, & April 15

This will be a hybrid book club of in person and virtual. Please e-mail to sign up.



Middle Grade  Boys & Girls Book Club

Ages 11-12 at 3:30 – 4:45 pm 

Dates: January 20, February 17, March 17, & April 21

This will be a hybrid book club of in person and virtual. Please e-mail to sign up.

Preschooler Programs

Last Updated December 10, 2021

Rhymes and Songs ~ 0+ and caregiver

Tuesdays at 10:30-11:15 am 

For children from 0 and up.  Parents are welcome to stay.

Early steps towards literacy and love of books! Fun for little ones and their caregivers too.

This will be a drop in program and Covid safety measures will be practiced. 


Storytime ~ all ages welcome

Fridays at 10:30 am 

Ages 2+ and parents are welcome to stay for Storytime.

Stories and interactive rhymes designed to nurture your child’s love of books.

This will be a drop in program and Covid safety measures will be practiced. 



Beyond the Book Summer Challenge CLOSED till 2022

Last Updated August 25, 2021

Get ready to join your friends in a goofy, creative, imaginative, rewarding way to pass the summer. The more challenges you submit, the greater chance of winning, while having a lot of fun along the way!

Beyond the Book Summer Challenge runs from July 6 to noon August 20!  Register now to reserve your spot!

Movie Night Gift Card 

After Hours Party at the Library

Ultimate Slime Making Kit

Every Friday afternoon one name will be drawn from that week’s entries for a weekly participation prize.

Click herel to download a printable version of the challenges for this year.

Registration required in order to participate:

To register, email Sara at or come in to the Library.

Questions?  call Sara at the Library, 250-567-4060.

How to Submit Entries:

Be sure to tell us your name and the challenge number to identify which one you are submitting.
You have 3 choices for submitting your entries:

  1. – Follow our Facebook page and send your entries there: Vanderhoof Public Library
  2. – By email to Sara at or
  3. – In person at the Library, 230 Stewart Street East, Vanderhoof.

How it Works:

  • The Challenge runs from July 5 to noon August 17.  Please register in person at the Library, or via
  • Complete challenges and earn entries for the draw.
  • On Friday afternoons one name will be drawn from that week’s entries to win a prize.
  • Each week your challenges will also be entered for the Grand Prizes, to be drawn August 7.

The Rules:

  • You must be between the ages of 8 and 12 (inclusive) during the dates of the Challenge.
  • Every email that is sent must include the challenge number and the person’s name.
  • Each challenge can be completed only once and is worth one entry.
  • Prizes must be picked up at the Vanderhoof Public Library.  Prizes not claimed by September 30 will be forfeited.
  • The Challenge begins July 6.
  • All entries must be received by noon August 20. The Grand Prizes draw will be made at 4:30.

Homework & Research Help for Kids

Last Updated December 6, 2015

Homework Tips

There are loads of resources to help you with your homework. Library databases have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. Plus, you know you can trust this information. Many websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure you’re safe while surfing the Internet, that the websites you find are from reliable sources, and learn how to cite those sources.

Library Databases

The “databases” here have lots of information not typically available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.

Kids Search – Kids in grades 3-8 can have fun searching for information in children’s magazines, reference books or a large image collection. Type in key words or browse in topics such as Arts and Crafts, Geography or Sports. Video Tutorial [3:12 minutes]
Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.”
3300 videos explain many subjects.
Searchasaurus – Dinosaurs help children in grades K-3 (and their parents) to find information in children’s magazines, reference books and a collection of photos, maps and flags. Video Tutorial [3:30 minutes]
LearnNowBC is a single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.


Many libraries have reviewed websites and created lists of recommended children’s websites.  Here are a few of our favourites:
North Vancouver District Public Library’s Homework Resources for Kids Recommended websites for homework.
Great Websites for Kids A collection of amazing, spectacular, colourful and mysterious sites for kids, parents, teachers and other caregivers (from the American Library Association).

We’ve also created a list of recommended fun websites for kids.

Can You Trust That Website?

Anyone can build a website, so you need to make sure the ones you’re looking at are from people you can trust. Here’s how:
Evaluating Websites A How-To Guide for Middle-School Students
Evaluating Websites A Checklist [PDF]

Internet Safety

MediaSmarts Games Online games that teach kids in fun ways all about internet safety, privacy and more. From MediaSmarts: Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.

Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography

What’s a bibliography?
It’s a list of all the books, articles, websites, interviews or movies that you used to create your project or report.
Why do I need a bibliography?
It’s important to give credit to the people whose work you used for your report. And it gives you, your teacher and anyone else who reads your report a chance to refer to those sources for more information.
How do I write a bibliography?
There are different ways you can do this and your teacher will tell you which they prefer (if they haven’t, just ask them).
Write a Bibliography By wikihow

Looking for more information?

Check our Kids page for more information on library programs for kids and other websites to help support kids as they grow up.



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