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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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 14
Thu Dec 21
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Highland Creek

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 Thursdays @ 6...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 14
Icon of the event Let's Learn Together
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Highland Creek

This interactive, drop-in program is designed for families and their children ages 0 - 6 years. Each week we will focus on developing creativity and imagination through various activities such as crafts, play and more.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 10
Wed Jan 17
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Wed Feb 07
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Highland Creek

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 Thursdays @ 6...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 11
Thu Jan 18
Thu Jan 25
Thu Feb 01
Thu Feb 08
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 Music & Movement
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Highland Creek

This is an interactive program designed for families and their children ages birth to 6 years old. We welcome families and children, focusing on bouncing babies and terrific toddlers! Parents will become familiar with childre...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 09
Tue Jan 16
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Icon of the event Toddler Time with Stay and Play
11:30 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

Come join us at Downsview Library with your toddler for stories, songs and rhymes. Parents and toddlers are welcome to stay after toddler time to socialize and play with the toys we have available. Drop In. Ages 19-36 months....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 11
Thu Jan 18
Thu Jan 25
Thu Feb 01
Thu Feb 08
Icon of the event Learning Through Play
10:30 am - 2:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cliffcrest

Co-sponsored program with Heart Beatz - Cliffcrest Community Centre. Drop in activities include pre-reading, arts and crafts.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Annual Holiday Shindig and
Sat Dec 16, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Jones

Come for a festive, fun singing party! Join Santa-Jeff on his magical sleigh as we enjoy the holiday spirit with music! And enjoy the "Night AFTER Christmas" puppet show.

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...

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