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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Leading To Reading (LTR)
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Leading to Reading is a free program for children Grades 1-6 in need of extra support in reading and writing. Children are matched with a volunteer, who will work with them one-on-one for one hour every week, on Mondays at 5:...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jan 08
Mon Jan 15
Mon Jan 22
Mon Jan 29
Mon Feb 05
Icon of the event Family Story Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Davenport

Celebrating Family Literacy Month with stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family!...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 06
Sat Jan 13
Sat Jan 20
Sat Jan 27
Icon of the event Baby Time
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Tickles, bounces and songs for children from birth to 11 months of age. To register, visit or call the Branch at 416-396-8740.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 18
Thu Jan 25
Thu Feb 01
Thu Feb 08
Thu Feb 15
Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Palmerston

Join us at Palmerston Library for our weekly story time every Friday at 10.30am from Sept 8- Dec 15 kids 0-5 with their families and caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Stories, songs, puppets, rhymes, parachute games, bubbles,...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jan 12
Fri Jan 19
Fri Jan 26
Fri Feb 02
Fri Feb 09
Icon of the event Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door:  Sing'n Spell
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A musical participation concert using puppets, songs, spelling games, dancing, riddles and different languages to show children of all ages that reading is FUN! All are welcome, drop-in....

Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Stories, fingerplays and songs for children 12 months to 23 months and their caregivers. To register, visit the Branch or call 416-396-8740.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 17
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Wed Feb 07
Wed Feb 14
Icon of the event Music Fun
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

This is an interactive program where children, 2-6 yrs old, and parents/caregivers will explore various types of music and musical instruments. Co-sponsored with Malvern Family Resource Centre. This is a drop-in program - f...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 04
Thu Jan 11
Thu Jan 18
Thu Jan 25
Thu Feb 01
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Davenport

Leading to Reading is a free program for children Grades 1-6 in need of extra support in reading and writing. Children are matched with a volunteer, who will work with them one-on-one for one hour every week, on Thursday even...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 21
Icon of the event Read Out Loud Book Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Perth/Dupont

Join library staff in reading a favourite novel....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 09
Tue Jan 16
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Icon of the event Readiness to Learn
9:15 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

This program is for children 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. It includes activities that improve cognitive thinking, motor skills, socialization and independence to help children feel more confident when starting sc...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Dec 22
Fri Dec 29
Fri Jan 05
Fri Jan 12
Fri Jan 19

Families can borrow free passes to local museums, art galleries and similar venues, such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and the ROM.