For Schools, Day Cares and Home School Families
The Library offers class visit programs throughout the year at all Library locations. Please call in advance to arrange a custom tour or program for your group. For more information or to book a visit, call your preferred Library location.
Central Library - Children - call 905-688-6103, ext 252
Central Library - Teen/Adult call 905-688-6103, ext. 228
Dr. Huq Family Library Branch - 905-688-6103, ext. 300
Merritt Branch - 905-688-6103, ext. 400
Port Dalhousie Branch - 905-688-6103, ext. 500
Research Skills Development For Grade 8 Students
The Library offers a research skills development program for grade 8 students. The purpose of this program is to teach students how to use the library’s catalogue, electronic databases, print and non-print materials enabling them to find the information they need for research assignments. The session lasts for two and a half hours and is conducted in the Library.
The program is divided into two segments. The first is held in the computer lab. Students are instructed on how to search the online public catalogue and are introduced to the Library’s electronic databases, which provide access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference sources.
The second segment includes an orientation to print resources and a hands-on assignment. Students are given the opportunity to put into practice some of the things they have learned and use a number of the resources discussed to find the required information. The assignment, “The Day You Were Born”, allows students to learn about the time period in which they were born, and acquire knowledge about the range of resources found in the Library.
For more information or to book a visit, please call 905-688-6103, ext 228.
Explore the War of 1812
Book a customized class visit and have your class explore the War of 1812 at the St. Catharines Public Library. Visits may include a guided tour of the facility, catalogue/database training, a scavenger hunt using the Library's print and electronic resources, a fun trivia challenge and much more! Please call 905-688-6103, ext 228 for further information or to book a visit.
Community Groups and Organizations
Groups wishing to visit the Library are encouraged to arrange a session with a Librarian. Your visit can be customized to meet the unique needs of your group or organization. Visits may include a guided tour of the facility, catalogue/database training, research assistance and much more. Please call 905-688-6103, ext. 228 for more information or to book a visit.