Programs For All Ages
Port Hope Public Library's goal is to support extensive and comprehensive library programming and outreach that meets the diversity of needs in the community, and that supports the Library's collections and service mandate. The Library actively partners with other community agencies, organizations, educational and cultural institutions, or individuals to develop and present co-sponsored public programs. The Library's philosophy of open access to information and ideas extends to Library programming with all programs open to the public and largely offered free of charge.
Port Hope Public Library approaches programming with innovation and vision, which has been recognized provincially as the recipient for two consecutive years of the Ministry of Culture's Angus Mowat Award of Excellence in Public Library Service.
There are a wide variety of fun, informative and entertaining programs available at the library. See examples of your library's programming below.
Learning, Laughter and Play
Monday mornings at 10:30 am at the Mary J Benson Branch
Join us for a speial Baby Time program of songs, storie & bubbles for babies ages 1 and under! No pre-registration required.
Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Mary J Benson Branch
Introducing our youngest patrons to the Library. In partnership with Early On Northumberland the Library presents stories and interactive play designed for children up to six years old however older children are welcome to attend. There is no cost, and registration is not required.
Check the Events Calendar or the What's On newsletter for program dates.
Mystery Readers Book Club
A group dedicated to discovering who dunnit!
Mystery Readers Book Club members want to solve the crime and figure out who the culprit may be. Cozy mysteries, police procedurals, thrillers, hard boiled detectives and a little bit of true crime are discussed monthly along with a cup of tea and a cookie. Book club titles can be ordered through the Library’s interlibrary loan service.
Mystery Readers Book Club meets in the Program Room of the Mary J. Benson Branch at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month from September to June. New members are always welcome. For further information or to register, please visit the Library or contact us at 905.885.4712 or email
Library Book Club
Warning - attendance may be habit-forming!
Library Book Club is a lively collection of readers who meet to mull over a monthly book selection. Literary fiction, nonfiction, family sagas and memoirs – in fact, any book is fair game. The good-natured discussion ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. Meetings are open to all. Book club titles can be ordered for members through the Library’s interlibrary loan service.
Library Book Club meets in the Program Room of the Mary J. Benson Branch at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September to June. New members are always welcome. For further information or to register, please visit the Library or contact us at 905.885.4712 or email
Coronation Street PING
Come by for a cuppa, some street talk and a trivia quiz with prizes. Three times a year at our Coronation Street PING fans of the long running British serial get together to celebrate all things Corrie. A ‘PING’ is a gathering of fans of the Street and our gatherings are full of fun so seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Treats are courtesy of our sponsor Pharmasave, 60 Ontario Street in Port Hope. The Library thanks them for their very generous support of this program.