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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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 Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Sat Sep 02, 2017 - Sat Dec 30, 2017
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

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, at a specified t...

Icon of the event Family Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Stories, songs and finger plays for children (0-5 years) and their caregivers. Families are invited to Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. All programs in Main Floor Program Room....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Dec 18
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Stories, songs and finger plays for children (18 months- 3 years) and their caregivers. Families are invited to Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. Program held in the Main Floor Meeting Room....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 19
Icon of the event Early Years
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodview Park

Join Woodview Park for 2 hours of play through songs, books, finger play, rhymes and lots of free playtime. This program is facilitated by Ontario Yearly Years staff. A healthy snack is provided for the children. The progr...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 19
Wed Dec 20
Icon of the event Early Years
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodview Park

Join Woodview Park for 2 hours of play through songs, books, finger play, rhymes and lots of free playtime. This program is facilitated by Ontario Yearly Years staff. A healthy snack is provided for the children. The progr...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 02
Wed Jan 03
Tue Jan 09
Wed Jan 10
Tue Jan 16
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 Family Storytime
11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Listen to storybooks and sing along with favourite songs! Drop in every Saturday morning, rain or shine, in Room 2 or the KidsStop. All children accompanied by parents and caregivers are welcome, no registration required. For...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Dec 16
Sat Dec 23
Sat Dec 30
Icon of the event Baby Time 2
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Afternoon stories, songs and bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies up to 18 months old, accompanied by parents or caregivers. Registration begins Monday, January 8, 2018. To register, please call the branch at 416-395-5750 ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jan 26
Fri Feb 02
Fri Feb 09
Fri Feb 16
Fri Feb 23
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

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