Family fun at Forest Heights

Forest Heights Community Library is our busiest community library. Aside from being right in the centre of a great neighbourhood, it’s also attached to Forest Heights Collegiate and Forest Heights Pool.

So it’s no surprise this location is the hub for west-side family activities, and the staff there had an incredibly busy November. Take a look at the action:

This Toddler Box Party was a big success. Families made cars out of boxes, and then the toddlers sat in them at the “Drive In” for a movie. (Too much cute to handle!) The movies were actually classic video storybooks from Bookflix. You can access Bookflix yourself, and build a love of learning in your child.

Continuing the box theme, this girl built a cube for herself at the PA Day Drop in and just hung out for a while. A good way to watch the world go by!

PA Day hangout


We also had the 38th Kitchener Scout Venturer Company (affiliated with St. George’s Anglican Church) doing some geocaching in the library. Hopefully, this photo doesn’t give away the geocache secret.


Chess Master Hans Jung hosted a Chess Night at Forest Heights that brought out both serious and casual players.

And on International Games Day all of our branches welcomed a steady stream of people of all ages for games, both high- and low-tech. At Forest Heights, Gr8 Escape offered a free experience.

Groups of two or more entered the Escape Room together, with 15 minutes to escape! The countdown begins, and they’re left alone in the room to explore clues and find their way out.

In three hours, 52 people went through the room. Special mention to Team “Group of 16 Kids” who escaped the Medium level room the quickest with a time of 6 minutes and 35 seconds, and Team “Rubies” who escaped the Hard level after exactly 10 minutes.

Gr8 Escape says that in their full-version rooms about 25 per cent of the teams manage to escape. So if you’re looking for even more of a challenge, check them out at their downtown Kitchener location.

Looking for more Forest Heights fun? Check the program calendar and choose “Forest Heights” under the Locations tab.

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