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Kinsmen Participark Trail Story Stroll, Tillsonburg

We invite you to check out the new Story Stroll in the Town of Tillsonburg! 

Where to go:  Head to the Kinsmen Participark Trail – located at 45 Concession Street West, Tillsonburg.

What you will find:   24 trail signs with fun activities you can do while you enjoy the trail together as a family.

What you can do:   Post a picture of you and your family enjoying the trail and tag us in it: @oxfordearlyon

This Story Stroll is created in partnership with Oxford County Library and the Town of Tillsonburg.  Each month these signs will be updated with a new story or activity – be sure to check back!

Have you already been on the trail with your family? Check out other fun activities on our EarlyON @ Home page and in our Virtual Village!

Plan your next adventure:

EarlyON Virtual Village

For the days when we aren’t hosting a program in your community, you can still join us for some fun and interactive programs online!  Check out the Virtual Village for more information!

EarlyON @ Home

Looking for fun activities to do with the kids at home?  We’ve got you covered!  You will find recipes, activities, creative ideas and more on the EarlyON @ Home page!

Oxford County Library

Decodable Book Collection

The Oxford County Library is excited to announce the addition of decodable books to our collection, thanks to an Ontario Library mini-grant provided through the International Dyslexia Association Ontario.  Decodable books are a structured literacy approach to learning how to read.  Decodable books often focus on teaching specific letter-sounds, spelling patterns, and/or morphological patterns (e.g. prefixes and suffixes) that the reader is taught. As the reader learns new parts of the alphabetic code the vocabulary used in the text expands to include more letter-sound combinations and spelling patterns. Many decodable books are organized in sets, gradually introducing new sounds and spelling patterns as the child works through the set of books. Our collection includes whole phonics kits and BOB books that are perfect for young readers and early literacy exploration. We have also added junior fiction books to encourage children to continue reading up through the decodable collection. Search "decodable" or "bob books" in our catalogue at www.ocl.net to discover our these titles and watch for the red decodable sticker on book spines next time you visit your local OCL branch!  

Woodstock Public Library

December Programs Include: 
Baby Rhyme Time At Home (Birth to 12 months). November 11 – December 16. 
Toddler Zoom (12 to 35 months)  10-10:30 am. November 11 – December 16
Preschool Blast Off (3 to 5 years) 10-10:30 am. November 10 – December 15
Take n’ Make Craft Kits. December 18
Nailed It! Holiday Baking Challenge. December 1st – 22nd. 
Holiday Cooking with Chef Eli 7:00-8:00pm. December 21 

For more information visit www.mywpl.ca. To register for one of the above programs, please call the library at 519-539-4801.
 

Downtown Woodstock BIA

Downtown Woodstock will be the place to shop this holiday with Live Music, an Arts Market, Carriage rides with Santa and more!

Christmas in the Square - Friday Nights (5-8 pm) & Saturday Afternoon (10 am-4 pm) 

Carriage Rides with Santa, Live Music, Art Market & more! Get your free tickets here. 

Woodstock Art Gallery

Stay connected with the Woodstock Art Gallery at home! Try out a fun art activity, learn basic art fundamentals, enjoy a virtual exhibition or explore the permanent collection. Click the links below to navigate the page or scroll down to explore.

Art Activities

Puzzles

Educational Resources

Virtual Exhibitions

Permanent Collection Database

Oxford County Tourism

Grab the whole fam and hit the road! Oxford County offers up family-friendly farm experiences, delicious food the whole family will enjoy and endless ways to make lasting memories together.

Oxford County Trails

Oxford County is home to some amazing trails!  Go be one with nature and take in the sights and sounds of the birds chirping, frogs croaking and leaves rustling.