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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Jingle Bell Time Sing-a-long
Fri Dec 15, 2017 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Northern District

Join Karen Gray for a holiday season celebration with popular songs and upbeat festive music!...

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 Night AFTER Christmas Puppet Show
Fri Dec 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:25 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 Saturday Stories
11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Elmbrook Park

Join us for stories and a craft...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Dec 16
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.

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. *Please bring a glass jar to make a lantern!...

Icon of the event Family Time
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
Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Black Creek

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Dec 15
Fri Dec 22
Fri Dec 29
Fri Jan 05
Fri Jan 12
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 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

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