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Reading Programs & Storytimes

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 14
Thu Dec 21
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 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
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 Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Stories, fingerplays and songs for children 12 months to 23 months and their caregivers. To register, visit the Branch or call 416-396-8740.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 17
Wed Jan 24
Wed Jan 31
Wed Feb 07
Wed Feb 14

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