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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Community Helpers
9:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Join us at Malvern Library to learn about all the wonderful community helpers in our local neighborhood. Children will learn about occupations such as firefighters, doctors, bus drivers, police officers, and librarians in an ...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 22
Tue Aug 29
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 Aug 19
Icon of the event Saturday Storytime and Craft
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Main Street

Join us in the children's department for stories, songs, and a craft to take home each week. No registration is required. Most appropriate for children ages 2 to 6.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Aug 19
Sat Aug 26
Sat Sep 02
Sat Sep 09
Sat Sep 16
Icon of the event Board Games in the Library
Tue Aug 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jones

Enjoy a game or two with new and classic board games. Daycares and large groups must call the branch to register.

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. For children birth to 5 years of age, with parents or caregivers. A Ready for Reading program. Drop in, no registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Aug 18
Fri Aug 25
Fri Sep 01
Fri Sep 08
Fri Sep 15
Icon of the event Music and Movement for Kids
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Palmerston

(Ages 2-5) Join Palmerston staff for a series of four Monday afternoon sessions of Music and Movement for Kids - enjoy songs, dance and movement activities that build motor and social skills, and increase independence as well...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 11
Mon Sep 18
Mon Sep 25
Mon Oct 02
Icon of the event Preschool Stay and Play
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Richview

Join us every week for a special storytime just for children 3 - 5 years old. Listen to stories, participate in activities, and make a craft to take home!...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 21
Icon of the event Ready for Kindergarten with STEM storytimes
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Palmerston

It is never too early to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! Join us for four interactive STEM sorytimes in August and get ready for Kindergarten. Listen to fun stories and songs, then try simple ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Aug 18
Fri Aug 25
Icon of the event Summer Reading Club Grand Finale Party!
Tue Aug 29, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jones

Celebrate the end of the TD Summer Reading Club with fun activities and treats at the library! Daycares and large groups must call the branch to register.

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Sat Sep 02, 2017 - Sat Dec 30, 2017
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

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...