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What Toronto Read in 2022

What was the most borrowed book from the past year?

Online Services

Consumer Reports Online

Shopping for the holidays? Research before you buy with product reviews and ratings.


Celebrating Disability

Recently published titles written by people with disabilities and people who are Deaf.


Raising Confident Kids

Discover practical parenting tips and strategies in this series of online workshops.


The List

We've selected 100 fantastic books for you. Watch teen reviews and find your next great read.


Indigenous Hockey

Let's learn about Indigenous history in hockey, including players you should know about.

Special Collections

Wee Folk Exhibit

Peek under the toadstool with our new exhibit, Wee Folk: Fairies, Elves, Trolls and More.


New and Notable Adult Books

Find highlights of new books coming out in December.


Art & Culture

Abolition of Slavery

Read about modern day enslavement and take action. This December, let's educate ourselves about this important social issue.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Hour of Code

    You only need one hour to start learning to code!

    Join us for an Hour of Code this week with programs for all ages — from fun with robotics to building your first coding project.

    • Ross Gay: Inciting Joy

      Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Prize winning poet and author Ross Gay joins us to discuss his newest book and consider the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life's inevitable hardships. In conversation with poet and writer Adam S...

    • Surviving The Freeze: Winter Wetland Wildlife

      Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Learn how wetland animals and plants survive winter, their adaptations, and what we can do to protect these spaces even in the colder and quieter months. Presented by Ducks Unlimited Canada, an organization dedica...

    • Hour of Coding: LEGO Maze

      Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Location: Woodside Square

      Celebrate an hour of coding without using any computers! Children will learn the fundamentals of computer programming by building and coding a LEGO maze. Must be 8-12 years old. Registration begins November 7. Register...

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Digital Archive Ontario

Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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