Programs & Activities

Story Walk 2022

June 13 to September 5


Take your family and friends on a page-by-page tour on the Story Walk, displayed along the Fairbairn House grounds trail.

STO Union invites you to colour and create In honour of the Tenagàdino-zìbi / Gatineau River

In many ways, winter is a time of quiet and gathering strength. It is also a time to enjoy the gifts that nature in winter shares, connecting all of us with nature’s blanket of sparkling snow. There are times in life that may feel like we are a seed in frozen water, still, waiting and maybe anticipating.

What does this time in life feel like for you? Feel free to express it in your words or drawings or creative way of your choice and email that to us at Your contribution may be used for inspiration in the development of projects at STO Union. And please send us a photo of your coloured drawing, we’d love to see it!

download and colour the “Braiding River” drawing by Nathalie Coutou

For copies of the “Braiding River” image and/or to use colouring supplies, please visit the Wakefield library during opening hours. For more information and to sign up for the STO newsletter, visit

Story Time with Janet

Story Time resumes September 13, 2022

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month

from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Stories, songs and rhymes for young children (3-5 years)

We follow COVID protocols. Numbers are limited.

Write Night

4th Tuesday of the Month
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Given the recent provincial directives, we are meeting via Zoom only. Contact Linda via email at least a day or two before each gathering to receive the link — linda[@]lindavanderlee[.]com

Play with words, your words! Linda will offer creative, short, and fun writing exercises to simply goof around with words and ideas and different ways into the writing process. No experience necessary just an open mind and a playful spirit… and maybe a favourite pen!

This is a Friends of the Wakefield Library (FoWL) sponsored program where we play with words and writing in a bunch of different ways. No experience necessary, just a sense of curiosity, a love of words and an inclination to shake off any creative cobwebs that might be lurking within yourself. We will use different short writing exercises to get the juices flowing. (We surprised ourselves on more than one occasion last year!) How you participate is always your choice, including whether you decide to share out loud what you wrote.

Facilitated by Linda Vanderlee. Maybe you have a writing exercise to share with us. Linda would be delighted to share the facilitating role if anyone is interested.

Join us on Facebook: Creative Writing – Wakefield la Pêche

Baby reader kits are now available in French and English at the Réseau BIBLIO de l’Outaouais.

The kit is free when you register your toddler, one year old or younger, in our library. For more information please contact:

The TD Summer Reading Club is back at Wakefield Library this summer. Every week, a new craft will be posted for you to try out at home. The Library has tons of books for you to discover, so come in and find something new to read this summer!