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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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

Join us for some STEAM activities, stories and fun! Get ready to build and create with cardboard. Ages 3 and up. Daycares, please call the branch to register.

Icon of the event Fun with Colours
9:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Children will start to recognize colours by participating in different hands-on activities, which may include puzzles, flashcards and story books. For children 2-6. Drop-in.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 24
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Davenport

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 Thursday even...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Nov 23
Thu Nov 30
Thu Dec 07
Thu Dec 14
Thu Dec 21
Icon of the event Family Time with Early Years Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Centennial

A two hour fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays and lots of playtime....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 03
Wed Jan 10
Wed Jan 17
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Icon of the event Indigenous Story Morning
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Come to the Parliament Street library for a morning of drumming and stories....

Icon of the event Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff
Sat Dec 02, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Sanderson

Join us for this classic puppet show during our weekly Saturday storytime....

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 Nov 23
Thu Nov 30
Thu Dec 07
Thu Dec 14
Thu Dec 21
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.

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