Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library branch programs and events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Oxford County Library! Registration required where noted.

Summer Reading image Join in the fun and games all summer long by registering for the 2021 virtual Summer Reading Club! We are using the Beanstack tracking platform where participants can log minutes read, activity and challenge badges completed, find booklists, and more! There are new surprises this summer, including making pen pal connections across Canada! Registration on Beanstack opens on Tuesday, June 15th and runs until Tuesday, August 31st.
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Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Jul. 1, 10:00 am
All Locations
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Jul. 1, 6:00pmThursday Night T(w)e
All Locations
Become a trivia master! Every Thursday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. on the OCL Facebook page, join us for a timed quiz that covers exciting topics each week. From movies to geography to Disney and more! The trivia questions are available until midnight, so you can join anytime. Best suite...read more
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Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Jul. 2, 2:00 pm
Tillsonburg Library
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live!Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
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The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
12:30pm
The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 12:30pm
All Locations
The Hub for Parents & Caregivers is a virtual space for parents and caregivers of children and youth in Elgin or Oxford counties.It is a space where parents and caregivers can be reminded that they are not alone, both through learning about wellness resources in their communities, and connecting...read more
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
5:00pm
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
Tuesday, Jul. 6, 5:00pm
(Tuesdays, July 6-August 24, 5-6pm)

All Locations
The Reading Buddies Program offers free, one-on-one help with volunteers to children in Grades 1-4 who are having difficulty reading by: Providing a safe and welcoming environment that inspires a love of reading Creating a positive relationship with a volunteer reading partner Motivating children to...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Wednesday, Jul. 7, 10:00amOx on the Run
Thamesford Lions North Park
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Library Olympics Week 1: Book Cart Relay
2pm
Library Olympics Week 1: Book Cart Relay
Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2pmLibrary Olympics Wee
All Locations
Pre-recorded video, no registration requiredVideo visible on Facebook and YouTube on day of event Get your sweat bands and cardigans ready for the library event of the year! Starting Wednesday July 7th, tune in weekly for 8 weeks of Summer Reading Club Library Olympics. Each week will showcase ...read more
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Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Jul. 8, 10:00 am
All Locations
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
Ox on the Run
2:00pm
 Ox on the Run
Thursday, Jul. 8, 2:00pmOx on the Run
Ingersoll Cheese Museum Park
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Jul. 8, 6:00pmThursday Night T(w)e
All Locations
Become a trivia master! Every Thursday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. on the OCL Facebook page, join us for a timed quiz that covers exciting topics each week. From movies to geography to Disney and more! The trivia questions are available until midnight, so you can join anytime. Best suite...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Friday, Jul. 9, 10:00amOx on the Run
Innerkip Park
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Jul. 9, 2:00 pm
Tillsonburg Library
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live!Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Monday, Jul. 12, 10:00amOx on the Run
Dereham Forge Housing Coop Tillsonburg
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Virtual Tech Talk: JustWatch
1:00pm
 Virtual Tech Talk: JustWatch
Monday, Jul. 12, 1:00pm
All Locations
Join us on Facebook Live for our bi-weekly virtual tech talks! Every other week we will be joined by either Ryan or Vicki, our Digital Literacy & Local History Technicians, who will explore a variety of tech topics! With the myriad of steaming services available today it is difficult t...read more
Ox on the Run
2:00pm
 Ox on the Run
Monday, Jul. 12, 2:00pmOx on the Run
Trillium Woods, Sweaburg
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 10:00amOx on the Run
Plattsville Park
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
5:00pm
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
Tuesday, Jul. 13, 5:00pm
(Tuesdays, July 6-August 24, 5-6pm)

All Locations
The Reading Buddies Program offers free, one-on-one help with volunteers to children in Grades 1-4 who are having difficulty reading by: Providing a safe and welcoming environment that inspires a love of reading Creating a positive relationship with a volunteer reading partner Motivating children to...read more
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Books for Babies & Tots
10:00am
 Books for Babies & Tots
Wednesday, Jul. 14, 10:00am
All Locations
Join Holly for Books for Babies and discover how easy and fun it is to read, sing, and play with your baby to develop early language skills and build a solid foundation for future learning. Learn and enjoy stories, songs, bouncing and tickle rhymes while connecting with your baby. Best for babies th...read more
Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Wednesday, Jul. 14, 10:00amOx on the Run
Adam Oliver Housing Coop
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Library Olympics Week 2: Ultimate Mini Putt
2pm
Library Olympics Week 2: Ultimate Mini Putt
Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2pmLibrary Olympics Wee
All Locations
Pre-recorded video, no registration requiredVideo visible on Facebook and YouTube on day of event Get your sweat bands and cardigans ready for the library event of the year! Starting Wednesday July 7th, tune in weekly for 8 weeks of Summer Reading Club Library Olympics. Each week will showcase ...read more
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Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Jul. 15, 10:00 am
All Locations
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
S.T.E.A.M. into Summer Virtual Program (Registration Required)
4:00pm
S.T.E.A.M. into Summer Virtual Program (Registration Required)
Thursday, Jul. 15, 4:00pm
(Thursdays, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 4 p.m.)
S.T.E.A.M. into Summ
All Locations
Tinker and connect at a virtual S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program for ages 9-15. Gather with Holly on Zoom to create a new hands-on project each week, from solar bug bots, to Strawbee creations, to keychain art. Register to receive your kit of materials for all 6 w...read more
Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Jul. 15, 6:00pmThursday Night T(w)e
All Locations
Become a trivia master! Every Thursday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. on the OCL Facebook page, join us for a timed quiz that covers exciting topics each week. From movies to geography to Disney and more! The trivia questions are available until midnight, so you can join anytime. Best suite...read more
Hoopla Hangout: Five Little Indians
7:00 pm
Hoopla Hangout: Five Little Indians
Thursday, Jul. 15, 7:00 pmHoopla Hangout: Five
All Locations
For this month's physically distant book club we will be reading Five Little Indians by Michelle Good. Join us on Instagram Live on Thursday July 15th at 7pm for a live discussion about the book hosted by Sarah, our Systems Support Librarian, and Luke, formerly our Ingersoll Community Librarian ...read more
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Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Jul. 16, 2:00 pm
Tillsonburg Library
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live!Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
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Books For Tats
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Books For Tats
Saturday, Jul. 17, 9:00 am - 5:00 pmBooks For Tats
All Locations
If you need more ink we can help.On July 17, or anytime really, you can show us your tats and we will provide reading suggestions to match. Send us a picture (PG only please) of your tattoo with an explanation or story about it and we will respond with some book suggestions for you. Send your pictur...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Monday, Jul. 19, 10:00amOx on the Run
Mt. Elgin Hilltop Park
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 10:00amOx on the Run
Harold Bishop Park Norwich
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Ox on the Run
2:00pm
 Ox on the Run
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2:00pmOx on the Run
Participark, Tillsonburg
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
5:00pm
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 5:00pm
(Tuesdays, July 6-August 24, 5-6pm)

All Locations
The Reading Buddies Program offers free, one-on-one help with volunteers to children in Grades 1-4 who are having difficulty reading by: Providing a safe and welcoming environment that inspires a love of reading Creating a positive relationship with a volunteer reading partner Motivating children to...read more
The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
7:00pm
The Hub for Parents and Caregivers
Tuesday, Jul. 20, 7:00pm
All Locations
The Hub for Parents & Caregivers is a virtual space for parents and caregivers of children and youth in Elgin or Oxford counties.It is a space where parents and caregivers can be reminded that they are not alone, both through learning about wellness resources in their communities, and connecting...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 10:00amOx on the Run
Embro Memorial Park
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Library Olympics Week 3: Extreme Hopscotch
2pm
Library Olympics Week 3: Extreme Hopscotch
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2pmLibrary Olympics Wee
All Locations
Pre-recorded video, no registration requiredVideo visible on Facebook and YouTube on day of event Get your sweat bands and cardigans ready for the library event of the year! Starting Wednesday July 7th, tune in weekly for 8 weeks of Summer Reading Club Library Olympics. Each week will showcase ...read more
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Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Jul. 22, 10:00 am
All Locations
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
Ox on the Run
2:00pm
 Ox on the Run
Thursday, Jul. 22, 2:00pmOx on the Run
Yvonne Holmes Mott Park, Ingersoll
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
S.T.E.A.M. into Summer Virtual Program (Registration Required)
4:00pm
S.T.E.A.M. into Summer Virtual Program (Registration Required)
Thursday, Jul. 22, 4:00pm
(Thursdays, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 4 p.m.)
S.T.E.A.M. into Summ
All Locations
Tinker and connect at a virtual S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program for ages 9-15. Gather with Holly on Zoom to create a new hands-on project each week, from solar bug bots, to Strawbee creations, to keychain art. Register to receive your kit of materials for all 6 w...read more

Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Jul. 22, 6:00pmThursday Night T(w)e
All Locations
Become a trivia master! Every Thursday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. on the OCL Facebook page, join us for a timed quiz that covers exciting topics each week. From movies to geography to Disney and more! The trivia questions are available until midnight, so you can join anytime. Best suite...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Friday, Jul. 23, 10:00amOx on the Run
Queens Park, Tavistock
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Jul. 23, 2:00 pm
Tillsonburg Library
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live!Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:00amOx on the Run
Memorial Park, Tillsonburg
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Virtual Tech Talk: LibbyApp: ArtistWorks
1:00PM
Virtual Tech Talk: LibbyApp: ArtistWorks
Monday, Jul. 26, 1:00PM
All Locations
Join us on Facebook Live for our bi-weekly virtual tech talks! Every other week we will be joined by either Ryan or Vicki, our Digital Literacy & Local History Technicians, who will explore a variety of tech topics! This week we will dive into the LibbyApp. Explore ArtistWorks now incl...read more
Ox on the Run
2:00pm
 Ox on the Run
Monday, Jul. 26, 2:00pmOx on the Run
Otterville Park
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
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Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 10:00amOx on the Run
Drumbo Park, Drumbo
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Ox on the Run
2:00pm
 Ox on the Run
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2:00pmOx on the Run
South Lions Park, Thamesford
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
5:00pm
Virtual Reading Buddies-Summer Session REGISTRATION OPEN
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 5:00pm
(Tuesdays, July 6-August 24, 5-6pm)

All Locations
The Reading Buddies Program offers free, one-on-one help with volunteers to children in Grades 1-4 who are having difficulty reading by: Providing a safe and welcoming environment that inspires a love of reading Creating a positive relationship with a volunteer reading partner Motivating children to...read more
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Books for Babies & Tots
10:00am
 Books for Babies & Tots
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 10:00am
All Locations
Join Holly for Books for Babies and discover how easy and fun it is to read, sing, and play with your baby to develop early language skills and build a solid foundation for future learning. Learn and enjoy stories, songs, bouncing and tickle rhymes while connecting with your baby. Best for babies th...read more
Ox on the Run
10:00am
 Ox on the Run
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 10:00amOx on the Run
Victoria Park, Ingersoll
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
Library Olympics Week 4: The Longest Jump
2pm
Library Olympics Week 4: The Longest Jump
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2pmLibrary Olympics Wee
All Locations
Pre-recorded video, no registration requiredVideo visible on Facebook and YouTube on day of event Get your sweat bands and cardigans ready for the library event of the year! Starting Wednesday July 7th, tune in weekly for 8 weeks of Summer Reading Club Library Olympics. Each week will showcase ...read more
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Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
10:00 am
Songs and Stories with Miss Gail
Thursday, Jul. 29, 10:00 am
All Locations
Every Thursday morning Miss Gail shares 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes on Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to explore early literacy with your little ones and begin to learn rhymes. 
Ox on the Run
2:00pm
 Ox on the Run
Thursday, Jul. 29, 2:00pmOx on the Run
Harrington
Ox on the Run is in partnership with EarlyON Oxford! Join us for a pre-registered, socially distant family event in parks across Oxford County. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, story strolls, and scavenger hunts! In the event of rain our program will be virtual.Families must pre-regi...read more
S.T.E.A.M. into Summer Virtual Program (Registration Required)
4:00pm
S.T.E.A.M. into Summer Virtual Program (Registration Required)
Thursday, Jul. 29, 4:00pm
(Thursdays, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 4 p.m.)
S.T.E.A.M. into Summ
All Locations
Tinker and connect at a virtual S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program for ages 9-15. Gather with Holly on Zoom to create a new hands-on project each week, from solar bug bots, to Strawbee creations, to keychain art. Register to receive your kit of materials for all 6 w...read more

Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
6:00pm
 Thursday Night T(w)een Trivia
Thursday, Jul. 29, 6:00pmThursday Night T(w)e
All Locations
Become a trivia master! Every Thursday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. on the OCL Facebook page, join us for a timed quiz that covers exciting topics each week. From movies to geography to Disney and more! The trivia questions are available until midnight, so you can join anytime. Best suite...read more
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Shelf Confessions with Merley
2:00 pm
 Shelf Confessions with Merley
Friday, Jul. 30, 2:00 pm
Tillsonburg Library
Each week Merley, our Tillsonburg Community Librarian, shares some titles from his book shelf on Facebook Live!Join us to get some great new recommendations to add to your 'to read' pile.
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