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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

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


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 06
Sat Jan 13
Sat Jan 20
Sat Jan 27
Sat Feb 03
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 Leading To Reading (LTR)
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

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 Mondays at 5:...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jan 08
Mon Jan 15
Mon Jan 22
Mon Jan 29
Mon Feb 05
Icon of the event Book Making
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Goldhawk Park

The Book Making workshop is a hands on learning opportunity for children ages 2-6 years old and their parents/caregivers. During the workshop, parents/caregivers and children create books together, sing songs and listen to st...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 19
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to nine months with their parents and caregivers. DROP IN.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 11
Thu Jan 18
Thu Jan 25
Thu Feb 01
Thu Feb 08
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 Dec 22
Fri Dec 29
Fri Jan 05
Fri Jan 12
Fri Jan 19
Icon of the event Puppet Show The Night After Christmas
Mon Dec 18, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 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 Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. DROP IN....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 09
Tue Jan 16
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Icon of the event Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door:  Sing'n Spell
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A musical participation concert using puppets, songs, spelling games, dancing, riddles and different languages to show children of all ages that reading is FUN! All are welcome, drop-in....

Icon of the event Creative Time: Stories & Songs
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

This is a drop in program for children, birth to 6 years and caregivers. This program will encourage children to explore their creative and imaginary skills, as well as participate in music and movement, songs and stories. No...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 02
Fri Feb 09
Fri Feb 16
Fri Feb 23
Fri Mar 02

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