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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Wed Sep 21, 2016 - Sat Jun 24, 2017
Location: Northern District

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 Baby Time and Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. Drop in program....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Apr 21
Fri Apr 28
Fri May 05
Fri May 12
Fri May 19
Icon of the event Rob Joy Singalong Concert
Sat Jan 28, 2017 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Join Rob Joy for a guitar-strummin', toe-tappin' wintertime extravaganza celebrating Family Literacy Month. This interactive and engaging sing-along with guitar & Ukelele is sure to include an "out-of-the-suitcase" appearance...

Icon of the event Baby Lap Time
10:30 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Learn new songs, rhymes and finger plays; and foster bonding with your baby! For Parents and their Babies up to 14 months. Drop-in.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jan 23
Mon Jan 30
Mon Feb 06
Mon Feb 13
Mon Feb 20
Icon of the event Storyfire
Sat Mar 25, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

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 Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. James Town

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 5 and under with parents or caregivers. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 21
Sat Jan 28
Sat Feb 04
Sat Feb 11
Sat Feb 18
Icon of the event Kamishibai Family Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Enjoy traditional Japanese Kamishibai stories and a craft to take home on Saturday May 14 and Saturday May 21 from 2:00-3:00pm. Ages 0-6 years, drop into the Children's Department.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 13
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. James Town

Get together for some fun tickle and bouncy rhymes, songs, and stories....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jan 27
Fri Feb 03
Fri Feb 10
Fri Feb 17
Fri Feb 24
Icon of the event Valentine's Day Arts n' Crafts
Sat Feb 11, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: St. James Town

Valentine?s Day is just around the corner! How would you like to make your very own Valentine?s Day cards for your dear family and friends!...

Icon of the event Parachute Play
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. James Town

Learn new songs and find new ways to play with your baby!...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 05
Fri May 12
Fri May 19