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NOVEMBER 11, 2017 - JANUARY 21, 2018

TD Gallery, Main Level, Toronto Reference Library

Image credit: © 2017 Danielle Daniel

About the Exhibit

Hope, happiness, possibilities ... home. What does Canada mean to you?

Children's picture books tell many stories about what it is like to grow up in Canada. This exhibit celebrates the work of best-loved Canadian illustrators who bring these stories to life.

I Am Canada showcases original picture book art from Toronto Public Library's Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and the private collection of Scholastic Canada, which has been introducing young people to the joys of reading for 60 years.

From I Am Canada: A Celebration, © 2017 Barbara Reid

Guided Tours

Every Tuesday at 2 pm. Meet inside the TD Gallery. Drop in. No registration required.

To organize group tours or class visits, please contact: ndawkins@torontopubliclibrary.ca

From The Paper Bag Princess, © 1980 Michael Martchenko

From Jillian Jiggs, © 1985 Phoebe Gilman

Related Programming

I Am Canada Storytimes

Join us for stories inspired by growing up in Canada. Select dates feature special guests, Irene Luxbacher and Stella Partheniou Grasso.
Every Tuesday at 10 am
TD Gallery

To organize class visits, please contact: ndawkins@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Celebrate 60 Years of Scholastic Canada*

A day of activities, stories and hands-on family fun with Barbara Reid, Werner Zimmermann and Ruth Ohi.

Thursday, Jan 4, 11 am - 3 pm
Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall

*Registration required. Free tickets available here beginning November 11, 2017.

From Caribou Song, © 2001 Brian Deines

From The Dragon's Egg, © 1994 Frances Tyrrell

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