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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Baby Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: High Park

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents/caregivers. Registration starts Thurs. Nov. 2nd at 9 a.m.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 28
Tue Dec 05
Tue Dec 12
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 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 Nov 24
Fri Dec 01
Fri Dec 08
Fri Dec 15
Fri Dec 22
Icon of the event Welcome Winter!  A Seasonal Family Celebration
Sat Dec 16, 2017 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Annette Street

Bring the whole family for this winter-themed story time! Join us for stories, songs and a simple craft. All materials provided....

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 Spring has Sprung Story Time
Mon Mar 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for Spring-themed stories, activities and a simple craft. All ages are welcome. Daycares please call the branch to register.

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 Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Fri Sep 29, 2017 - Sun Sep 29, 2019
Location: Annette Street

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 Tuesdays or T...

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 Christmas Family Storytime
Wed Dec 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Leaside

(19 months-5 years) Christmas stories, rhymes, and songs for children and their parents or caregivers. Drop in. No registration required.

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