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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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 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 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 Dec 16
Sat Dec 23
Sat Dec 30
Icon of the event Family Time
11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

Join us upstairs for stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents & caregivers. All are welcome, no registration required. We will be celebrating Family Literacy Day on January 27!


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 13
Sat Jan 20
Sat Jan 27
Sat Feb 03
Sat Feb 10
Icon of the event Annual Holiday Shindig and
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! And enjoy the "Night AFTER Christmas" puppet show.

Icon of the event Fun With Letters
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

Children will start to recognize letters by participating in different hands-on activities including alphabet blocks, puzzles, stamps and other activities.This program is co-sponsored with Malvern Family Resource Centre and i...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 21
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 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 Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Long Branch

Drop-in stories, songs and rhymes for children 0-18 months and their parent or caregiver.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jan 26
Fri Feb 02
Fri Feb 09
Fri Feb 16
Fri Feb 23
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

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