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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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 Annual Holiday Shindig Sing-along
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! Song recommendations welcome. Call or come in to request a song beforehand.

Icon of the event Early Years
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodview Park

Join Woodview Park for 2 hours of play through songs, books, finger play, rhymes and lots of free playtime. This program is facilitated by Ontario Yearly Years staff. A healthy snack is provided for the children. The progr...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 28
Wed Nov 29
Tue Dec 05
Wed Dec 06
Tue Dec 12
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Thorncliffe

Stories, songs and crafts to take home for toddlers to enjoy with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. For ages 19 mos.-4 yrs. For more information, please call 416-396-3865.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 29
Wed Dec 06
Wed Dec 13
Wed Dec 20
Wed Jan 24
Icon of the event Be My Valentine Family Time
Sat Feb 10, 2018 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Don Mills

Drop in for a special Valentine's Day Family Time with stories, songs and crafts with a 'heart' for the entire family....

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Stories, rhymes, finger plays and action songs for children from birth to 5 years and their parents or caregivers. No registration required. Drop in to the children's department upstairs.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 24
Fri Dec 01
Icon of the event Fun with Reading and Writing
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

A 6- week program for families with children 3-6 years of age....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 24
Fri Dec 01
Fri Dec 08
Icon of the event Baby Time: Music
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Guildwood

Children ages newborn to 18 months. Children and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No Registration required. Drop in only but limited to 12 per session.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 22
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 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

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