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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Wed Sep 21, 2016 - Sat Jun 24, 2017
Location: Northern District

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, at a specified t...

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Mon Jan 09, 2017 - Mon Jun 05, 2017
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

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, at a specified t...

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Is your child between Grades 1 and 6? Does your child need extra help to improve their reading skills? If so, then please join us for free hourly one on one individualized sessions with volunteers. Space is limited, please re...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 18
Wed Jan 25
Wed Feb 01
Wed Feb 08
Wed Feb 15
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Thorncliffe

Stories, songs and crafts to take home for toddlers to enjoy with their parents and caregivers. No registration required. For ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. For more information, please call 416-396-3865.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 18
Wed Jan 25
Wed Feb 01
Wed Feb 08
Wed Feb 15
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

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


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 18
Wed Jan 25
Wed Feb 01
Wed Feb 08
Wed Feb 15
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Thorncliffe

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parent or caregiver....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 19
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 02
Thu Feb 09
Thu Feb 16
Icon of the event Raising a Reader: How to Help Your Struggling Reader
Wed Jan 25, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Celebrate Family Literacy Month with a free information session which includes tips for reading and selecting material that will interest your grade 1-6 child, what to do when children don't want to read and finding reading s...

Icon of the event Family Literacy Month with Applefun Puppetry! (*Starting at 1:30pm*)
Thu Jan 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: McGregor Park

Celebrate Family Literacy Month with Applefun Puppetry! Join the chase for the Great Purple Whale on the high sea with this interactive program. Afterwards, everyone learns how to make a paper puppet to take home. Call 416-39...

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

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children 5 years and under in French with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 07
Tue Feb 14
Tue Feb 21
Tue Feb 28
Tue Mar 07
Icon of the event Be My Valentine
Sat Feb 11, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

Come and celebrate love in stories, songs and a craft to take home for someone special. For ages 4 & up. Register at the branch or by calling 416-396-8740.