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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Raising a Reader: How to Help Your Struggling Reader
Wed Jan 25, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Celebrate Family Literacy Month with a free information session which includes tips for reading and selecting material that will interest your grade 1-6 child, what to do when children don't want to read and finding reading s...

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Thu Jan 26, 2017 - Thu Jun 22, 2017
Location: Downsview

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
10:15 am - 10:45 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Victoria Village

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 24
Fri Mar 31
Fri Apr 07
Fri Apr 14
Fri Apr 21
Icon of the event Winter Carnival: Family Time
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Richview

Our Winter Carnival kicks off with stories and crafts for the very young! For children 0-5 years and their caregivers. Drop in, registration not required.

Icon of the event Storyfire
Sat Mar 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Richview

Storyfire launches the Toronto Storytelling Festival with great storytelling events at venues across the city. For Toronto Public Library, Storyfire will see storytellers gather at four branches across the city to entertain a...

Icon of the event Parent-Child Mother Goose
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Join us with your babies or young children and enjoy a morning of rhymes, songs, and stories. Birth to 18 mos. Drop-in.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jan 30
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Stories, songs, fingerplays, bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 02
Thu Feb 09
Thu Feb 16
Thu Feb 23
Icon of the event Family Literacy Month: Storytime + Craft!
Sat Jan 28, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Richview

January 28 is Family Literacy Day in Canada. Celebrate with a special storytime program, and make a craft to take home!...

Icon of the event Italian Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Richview

Join us for a fun and interactive Italian/English storytime. Learn a few words in a new language. Bring Nonno and Nonna too! For children ages 0-5 years. Drop in, registration not required.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 02
Thu Feb 09
Icon of the event Family Night Special: Valentine Hugs and Kisses
Tue Feb 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

(Ages 3-10) Come dressed in red or pink to celebrate the LOVE-liest day of the year. Listen to stories and poems about love, play the Cupid game and make your very own heart-shaped puppet....