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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Fun with Colours
9:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Children will start to recognize colours by participating in different hands-on activities, which may include puzzles, flashcards and story books. For children 2-6. Drop-in.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 24
Icon of the event Baby Time (10-18 months)
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from 10 to 18 months with their parents and caregivers. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. 10-18 Months. Third Floor, Room B.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 22
Wed Nov 29
Wed Dec 06
Icon of the event Pajama Family Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Join us on the Thursday nights for stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children and their caregivers. Pajamas are optional for children but encouraged. Drop in!


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Nov 23
Thu Nov 30
Thu Dec 07
Thu Dec 14
Thu Dec 21
Icon of the event Baby Time (Birth-9 Months)
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 9 months with their parents and caregivers. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Birth-9 Months. Third Floor, Room B.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 28
Wed Mar 07
Wed Mar 14
Icon of the event Storytime With Dad
10:00 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Attention Dads, Grandads, Uncles and Preschoolers! Please join us for a story time with books, rhymes and songs. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Ages 5 and under. Main Floor, Story Room.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Dec 02
Icon of the event Family Storytime
11:00 pm - 11:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Join library staff and new friends for stories, songs, and a craft to wake you up in the morning! The program is intended for children 18 months and up with their parents/caregivers, however everyone is welcome! Drop-in progr...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 18
Sat Nov 25
Sat Dec 02
Sat Dec 09
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Leading to Reading is a free program for children Grade 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 Wednesdays dur...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 22
Wed Nov 29
Wed Dec 06
Wed Dec 13
Icon of the event St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Fri Mar 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

Wear something green and join us for Irish stories, songs and a craft. Please register at the branch or by calling 416-396-8740.

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 Nov 24
Fri Dec 01
Fri Dec 08
Fri Dec 15
Fri Dec 22
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

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