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Take a peek inside Toronto’s reading and viewing habits this year.

Looking for a book during the holidays? There’s something for everyone on The List.

Our top picks of the best Canadian children’s books for building reading readiness in kids under five.

A free exhibit celebrating Canadian picture book art from the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books and the private collection of Scholastic Canada. Nov 11 – Jan 21.

North York Central Library is closed for the remainder of 2017 for renovations. A pop-up location with limited service is open at North York Centre Mall.

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