Summer Wonder

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

Online Services

Be your own mechanic

Give your vehicle a tune-up with manuals and videos from Chilton Library.


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.


Underwater Canada with Jill Heinerth

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


Summer picks for teens

Find French books and comics that will keep you reading all summer long.


Covers of Ready Player One, Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library and Check and Mate.

A book about playing games

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!

    • Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

      Wed Jul 24, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: Palmerston

      A representative from Toronto Fire Safety Public Education will be giving a presentation on the following topics: - Preventing a fire from happening to you - Placement and need for smoke and CO alarms - E...

    • Toronto's Ravines: Nature and History at Your Doorstep

      Wed Jul 24, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: Forest Hill

      Toronto's ravine landscapes are not just a sanctuary for wildlife; they also protect the city against flooding and allow us to enjoy nature at our doorsteps. Learn how the ravines are changing over time; how they are respondi...

    • Choosing Hope: 1 Woman, 3 Cancers

      Wed Jul 24, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: Mount Pleasant

      Munira Premji presents her first book, "Choosing Hope: One Woman. Three Cancers." as a focus for an inspirational talk about living through three advanced cancers within a 5-year period, and learning to thrive in the face of...

    See all upcoming programs

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