Teachers, take part in our virtual programs and activities right from your classroom.

Get Ready for Kindergarten

We've got specalized book bundles, resources, programs and so much more to help families on their journey through school.

Discover what we have to offer at wpl.ca/kindergarten.

Programs for educators

Laurier EdTalks

Wednesday evenings from November 2021 to April 2022
Register now for the Laurier EdTalks series

The popular Laurier EdTalks Series, presented in partnership with the Faculty of Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, is back. The theme for this session of lectures is "Re-Imagining Education." This series is timely and filled with great speakers who have made it their life's work to unpack questions about the future of education. We are priviliged to be part of the efforts to bring this series to our community and eager to see what comes from these conversations.

Wed Nov 24 at 7pm: The Many Faces of International Education

Wed Jan 26 at 7pm: Reimagining a Faculty of Education

Wed Feb 23 at 7pm: Compassionate Education: Supporting Well-Being & Resilience

Wed Mar 30 at 7pm: Empowering Children & Youth to be Good Citizens in 2022

Wed Apr 27 at 7pm: The Community School Initiative

wpl kids express book bundles

Order a curated package of information and library materials suited to the needs of your class. Our online form allows you to specify based on children’s ages, reading levels and interests. Users also can decide the number of items they would like to order.

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play anytime programs

Try our Play Anytime activities which you can, well, play anytime! Get active, try a virtual escape room or test yourself with trivia. What about scavenger hunts, geocashes or learning how to make something? New activities added monthly.

Click here to learn more about our Play Anytime programs. 

the button project

In this world where wearing a mask has become the norm, we are missing seeing smiles and faces. To help teachers, school staff, daycare and care home staff share their smiles with the people they teach and work with daily, we've launched The Button Project. Taking part is easy and it's free!*

*Please note that due to demands, we can only accomodate requests from within the Region of Waterloo.
 

Learn More

Button Project How-Tos

1. Teachers, school staff, daycare and care home staff can email their photos to buttons@wpl.ca

2. If multiple photos are being sent, please include them together in a ZIP file or via a link to an open folder in a Google Drive

3. Photos should be cropped as a headshot (shoulders up!) and be saved as JPGs or PNGs

4. Please include "Photo Buttons" in your email subject line

5. In your email, please include the contact information for the person picking up the buttons and the WPL location at which they would like to pick-up

6. WPL staff will produce one (1) button for each photo sent (multiple photos from an organization can and should be sent in one email)

7. We will contact you when the button(s) is/are ready for pickup.

 

If you have further questions about The Button Project, phone 519-886-1310 ext. 124 or email askus@wpl.ca

MORE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

We have lots of fun programs planned for all ages to take part in at home, virtually and via livestream. Discover what is happening at your library by visiting our online events calendar.