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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Pajama Family Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Join us on the Thursday nights for stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children and their caregivers. Pajamas are optional for children but encouraged. Drop in!


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 14
Thu Dec 21
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 Pyjama Time
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Bedtime stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. No registration is required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Dec 20
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:45 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 18 months to 30 months with their parents or caregivers. Register Jan. 2 - 13. Draw Jan. 16.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Wed Feb 07
Wed Feb 14
Wed Feb 21
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot Jan. 2 - 13. Draw on Jan. 16.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Tue Feb 13
Tue Feb 20
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...

Icon of the event St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Fri Mar 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

Wear something green and join us for Irish stories, songs and a craft. Please register at the branch or by calling 416-396-8740.

Icon of the event Baby Time
11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot Jan. 2 - 13. Draw on Jan. 16.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Tue Feb 13
Tue Feb 20
Icon of the event Family Storytime
11:00 pm - 11:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Join library staff and new friends for stories, songs, and a craft to wake you up in the morning! The program is intended for children 18 months and up with their parents/caregivers, however everyone is welcome! Drop-in progr...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Dec 16
Sat Dec 23
Sat Dec 30
Icon of the event Family Literacy Family Time
Sat Jan 20, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for Family Literacy for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. No registration is required.

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