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Summer Wonder

Find free activities to keep your child reading, discovering and exploring all summer long.

Booklist

Best picks for book clubs

Find staff recommendations for books that will spark a great conversation.

Teens

Youth Hubs are open all summer

Drop in for daily activities, tech access or a nutritious snack. Find a youth hub near you. 

Special Collections

New exhibit of unexpected treasures

Visit an eclectic showcase of our world-class special collections — with gems from 1554 to 2022.

Kids

Underwater Canada with Jill Heinerth

Join us online as the author of The Aquanaut shares her cave diving experiences. July 22, 11 am.

Online Services

Now streaming: world-class theatre

Enjoy a night at the theatre without having to leave the couch. No ticket required!

Books

Covers of Split Tooth, Moccasin Square Gardens and This Fallen Prey.

A book set in the Canadian Territories

Get recommended reads from staff for this Reading Challenge category.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • A father and two children happily reading a book together.

    Join the TD Summer Reading Club

    Ready, set, read! Join Canada's biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. Read anything, anywhere and any time. Plus, earn stickers and badges, participate in the French Reading Challenge, complete challenges on the Beanstack app and more. Sign up in branch or online and read all summer long!

  • Upcoming programs

    • Meet the New Career Coaches in Residence

      Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Meet the Career Coaches in Residence for the summer/fall session, Kadine Cooper, Tinu Olawuyi and Shenelle Payne Cuffy! Find out more about what a career coach can offer for your professional journey. Kadine, Tin...

    • Book launch: The Wendy Award

      Thu Jul 18, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Lillian H. Smith

      Join us for the launch of Walter Scott's new graphic novel: The Wendy Award. When Wendy is nominated for the coveted National FoodHut Contemporary Art Prize, all of her millennial dreams seem to be coming true. Bu...

    • The Bootmakers of Toronto: The Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada Story Meeting

      Sat Jul 20, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: Toronto Reference Library

      This July, The Bootmakers of Toronto will meet for refreshments, camaraderie and entertainment in the social event of the season! This meeting features an original radio play by The Bootmakers' very own Meyers, Mik...

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