Your monthly guide to the latest news and events from your library!
The Quinte West Public Library has a fresh,
new, bold and vibrant logo to share!
The symbol of the book unfurling to become a butterfly is a nod to our ever
evolving services, the very evolution of the format of the “book” and speaks to how
we endeavour to spark the creativity and imagination of the community we serve. The hands represent the caring and sharing aspect of our services which is the true foundation of all we do.
See what's NEW!
Logo Contest To celebrate our brand new look, take part in our Logo Contest!
Check for our Facebook or Instagram posts, or see our in-library display, each day from July 5th-9th. We will have a special image of our new merch in a different location. Message, email or fill out a ballot with your guess at the location the image was taken. Guess correctly and be entered to win NEW Library merch!
Have fun outdoors with our brand new selection of Outdoor Games!
Place one on hold here!
Are you looking for a reading recommendations? From 10am to 3pm on July 17 get specially curated reading suggestions based on books, movies or TV shows you love! Just send us a message on Facebook, Instagram or through email or phone with 3 movies, books or shows you enjoyed and we'll do the rest. Your favourite new read is closer than you think!
All Ages Cook-Off Kit! Check out this month's All Ages Cook-Off Kit: Refrigerator Pickles! Pick up a free kit and learn how to make your own Refrigerator Pickles. Kits will be available at both locations starting July 8th.
Join Miss Vanessa for a story and craft demonstration each Monday at 10am on our Facebook page. Craft kits can be picked up at both locations starting June 29th in order to follow along with the videos.
Art Explorer Kits
Join us on Facebook every Tuesday at 10am as we demonstrate a variety of fun crafts. Kits for each craft can be picked up at both locations on the date listed. Recommended for ages 7+.
July 6: Tie Dye
July 13: Bookmark Weaving
July 20: Squishies
July 27: Tissue Paper Painting
Each Thursday at 10am we will explore different STEM topics with an instructional video posted to our Facebook page. Kits with the materials for various activities around our weekly theme will be available at both locations on the date listed. Recommended for ages 7+.
July 8: Flight
July 15: Sound
July 22: Mad Science (Virtual event)
July 29: Engineering Challenges
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore a range of spectacular reactions! Children will be awed as the Mad Scientist creates an extra hand to help with our experiments. Viewers will be dazzled by the colour changing demonstrations and exothermic reactions that will produce a Genie out of a Bottle and a Giant Foam Snake.
Stay until the end for an at-home, hands-on activity!
Edible Science Have you ever wondered how cheese is made? Where candy comes from? Watch our videos on Facebook Wednesday’s at 10am as we try different recipes that are sure to wow both your mind and your taste buds!
July 7: Gel Beads
July 14: Cheese
July 21: Toffee
July 28: Fruit Roll Ups
Tune in to Facebook every Friday at 10am for reading recommendations for children of various ages.
International Snack Challenge Join us virtually on July 26th at 2pm to try a variety of treats from around the world. Try to guess their country of origin and rate their tastiness! Kits with the treats we will be sampling will be available at both locations starting July 21st. For Ages 13+
Melted Crayon Kits
Learn how to make a masterpiece by melting crayons! Kits will be available at both locations starting July 12. An instructional video will be posted to Facebook.
For ages 13+
Tape Resist Art Cork Board
Make a unique Tape Resist Art Cork Board!
FREE Kits will be available at both locations starting July 19th. Watch our instructional video posted to our Facebook and Instagram pages for extra tips and tricks!
While supplies last. No holds.
Walking Book Club Trenton: Tuesday July 13 at 11am. Meet outside at the Trenton Library entrance.
Frankford: Thursday July 22 at 10:30am. Meet at the Frankford Library Parking Lot We will talk about new and upcoming titles, share recommendations and what we are reading! Come early to choose from our Recommendations Display. Contact us if you need an accommodation: 613-394-3381
Adult Summer Reading Challenge! Our Summer Reading Challenge is here!
Pick up your Summer Reading Survival Kit with a Summer Reading Keychain and tags, reading tracker, treats and fun stuff to do! Meet your reading level of 5, 10 or 15 and complete 3 reading challenges this summer to be entered in a draw for prizes. Program runs from June 26 to August 28.
To participate pick up your kit of four sauces and two kinds of crackers. Try them all and rate them on our form. We will share the favourite picks. All form entries will be entered into a draw to win the full size crackers and sauces! and rate them on our form. We will share the favourite picks. All form entries will be entered into a draw to win the full size crackers and sauces!
Kits will be available to pick up from Thursday July 22 to Saturday July 24.
While supplies last. No Holds. Adult program. Contact the library for more info: 613-394-3381
Fun on the phone!
This program is offered jointly by Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre, Quinte West Public Library and City of Belleville Recreation, Culture and Community Services and Gateway Community Health Centre.
Participants join us by telephone to connect with other individuals and to engage in a fun activity such as Games Galore, Word Fun, Chats or a Guest Speaker! It is as simple as calling the number and entering the conference code.