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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Stories, songs and finger plays for children (0-5 years) and their caregivers. Families are invited to Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. All programs in Main Floor Program Room....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Dec 18
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10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Stories, songs and finger plays for children (18 months- 3 years) and their caregivers. Families are invited to Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. Program held in the Main Floor Meeting Room....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 19
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Sat Jan 13, 2018 - Sat Dec 22, 2018
Location: Jane/Sheppard

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 Saturday durin...

Icon of the event Spring has Sprung
Mon Mar 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for Spring-themed stories, arts & crafts. All ages are welcome. Daycares please call the branch to register for a separate program.

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 Cardboard Challenge
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Get ready to build and create with cardboard. Innovation in action! Ages 3 and up. Daycares, please call the branch to register for a separate program.

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 Dec 20
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Wed Feb 07
Wed Feb 14
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Stories, songs and finger plays for children (18 months- 3 years) and their caregivers. Families are invited to Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. Program held in the Main Floor Meeting Room....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 11
Thu Jan 18
Thu Jan 25
Thu Feb 01
Thu Feb 08
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 Marshmallow Engineering
Wed Dec 27, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Annette Street

Join us for some engineering, stories and fun this holiday! Create and build your own sweet structure with marshmallows and toothpicks. Ages 3 and up. No registration required. All materials provided.

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