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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: Port Union

This is a free half hour program that will include stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. This program will encourage a lifelong love of reading, build reading readin...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 10
Wed Jan 17
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Wed Feb 07
Icon of the event Creative Time: Stories & Songs
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

This is a drop in program for children, birth to 6 years and caregivers. This program will encourage children to explore their creative and imaginary skills, as well as participate in music and movement, songs and stories. No...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 02
Fri Feb 09
Fri Feb 16
Fri Feb 23
Fri Mar 02
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 15
Fri Dec 22
Fri Dec 29
Fri Jan 05
Fri Jan 12
Icon of the event Fun With Letters
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Children will start to recognize letters by participating in different hands-on activities including alphabet blocks, puzzles, stamps and other activities.This program is co-sponsored with Malvern Family Resource Centre and i...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 21
Icon of the event Drag Queen Storytime and New Year's Eve Dance Party!
Sat Dec 30, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Jones

Join Drag Queens Erin B. and Lucy Flawless of East Toronto Drag Queen Storytime for a Drag Queen Story time, a countdown to 12 noon followed by a mini NYE dance party. Fun for all the little ones that won't stay awake until m...

Icon of the event Night AFTER Christmas Puppet Show
Fri Dec 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Location: Jones

Enjoy an adaptation of the Night After Christmas by James Stevenson, a story of a doll and a teddy bear befriended by a stray dog

Icon of the event Baby Time
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Flemingdon Park

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 14
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 Family Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Perth/Dupont

Rhymes, stories and songs for preschoolers (0 to 5yrs) and their caregivers


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Dec 15
Icon of the event Book Making
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

The Book Making workshop is a hands on learning opportunity for children ages 2-6 years old and their parents/caregivers. During the workshop, parents/caregivers and children create books together, sing songs and listen to st...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 19

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