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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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 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 30
Thu Dec 07
Thu Dec 14
Thu Dec 21
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 Nov 25
Sat Dec 02
Sat Dec 09
Sat Dec 16
Sat Dec 23
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 30
Thu Dec 07
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 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 Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Queen/Saulter

Join us on Saturdays for stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their parents and caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Dec 02
Sat Dec 16
Sat Dec 30
Icon of the event  Family Book Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

Calling all reading families! Join us each month to discuss great children's books. Conversation will be followed by a simple activity/craft. Copies of each month's book will be available at the branch. All are welcome. No re...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 27
Sat Feb 24
Icon of the event Baby Time
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Tickles, bounces and songs for children from birth to 11 months of age. To register, visit or call the Branch at 416-396-8740.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 18
Thu Jan 25
Thu Feb 01
Thu Feb 08
Thu Feb 15
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.

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