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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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

Stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and more for toddlers 19-35 months and their parents/caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 11
Wed May 18
Wed May 25
Wed Jun 01
Wed Jun 08
Icon of the event Mini Scientists
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Jane/Dundas

Listen to stories, participate in experiments, and learn something new! Each month we will discover a different science related theme! For children ages 3-5 with their parents or caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 05
Thu Jun 02
Icon of the event  Children's Author Visit: Jill Javelosa-Alvarez
Thu Jul 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Canadian children's author, Jill Javelosa-Alvarez, will help kids discover fun and interactive ways to learn one of the building blocks of reading and writing - our alphabet. Join us for an engaging afternoon of music, moveme...

Icon of the event Toddler/Preschool Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft for children with their parents or caregivers. For ages 19 months to 5 years old. Registration begins March 1st. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Space is limited.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 02
Mon May 09
Icon of the event Family Story Time
10:45 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents or caregivers. This program is for children up to 6 years old. Registration begins Mar. 11th. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Space is limited.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 07
Sat May 14
Sat May 21
Icon of the event Babytime
11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

Meet other new moms or caregivers and bond with your baby at Downsview's Babytime! Join us for a half hour of songs, simple stories and rhymes for babies aged birth to 18 months. Advance registration is required and begins on...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
Tue Jun 07
Icon of the event Cantonese Story Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft for children 19 months to 5 years old, with their parents or caregivers. Registration begins Apr. 4th. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Space is limited.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 03
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Leading To Reading
Ongoing event running from Mon Sep 21, 2015 - Mon Jun 06, 2016
Location: Jane/Sheppard

Children (Grades 1-6 as of Sept. 2014) with reading difficulties receive individualized help for one hour per week at the library. Free program. Registration required.

Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Sanderson

Join us for a fun six-week program of bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies with their parents and caregivers. Stay after the program to play and socialize!...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 03
Tue May 10
Tue May 17
Tue May 24
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Volunteering for Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Sat Sep 26, 2015 - Sat Jun 11, 2016
Location: Jane/Dundas

Volunteers needed! Adults, seniors and students (Grade 9 and up preferred), for one or more hours per week to provide individualized help for children (Grades 1-6) in reading at the library. Our Leading to Reading program run...