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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Paws 4 Reading
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parkdale

Come read to Percy the therapy dog in the children's area. Drop in.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Mar 03
Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: Gramma Susie and Cash Creek Charlie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. James Town

Sharon Shorty and Duane Gastant'Aucoin are the Yukon's most famous Indigenous comedy duo. Performing as Elders "Gramma Susie" and "Cash Creek Charlie", they spin hilarious yarns about the olden days and modern times. This eve...

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. James Town

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes to wake you up! Suitable for children 0-5 with their parents and/or caregivers. Drop-in program.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 24
Sat Mar 03
Sat Mar 10
Sat Mar 17
Icon of the event Storyfire
Sat Mar 03, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jane/Sheppard

The library's own storytellers entertain and delight audiences of all ages. This event is part of the 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival. For more information, contact the branch.

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Parkdale

Children with reading difficulties receive help for one hour a week with a volunteer. Registration is required, space is limited. Register at the Parkdale Branch....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 22
Sat Feb 24
Thu Mar 01
Sat Mar 03
Thu Mar 08
Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: South African Folktales
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Jane/Sheppard

Gcina Mhlophe is one of South Africa's most beloved storytellers, children's writers, and literacy advocates. This event is part of the Stories Without Borders series of the 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival. For more inform...

Icon of the event Creative Time: Stories & Songs
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

This is a drop in program for children, birth to 6 years and caregivers. This program will encourage children to explore their creative and imaginary skills, as well as participate in music and movement, songs and stories. No...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 23
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. James Town

Come join us for bouncing rhymes, stories, tickles & songs. Program is suitable for babies 0 to 18 months and their parents and/or caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 23
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
Icon of the event Malaika's Winter Carnival Storytime
Tue Feb 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Celebrate Caribbean culture with local author Nadia Hohn!...

Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Yorkville

Songs, stories and rhymes for children 19 months to 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 22
Thu Mar 01
Thu Mar 08