Reading Programs & Storytimes

10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children from birth to age 5 with their parents or caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 17
Sat Nov 24
Sat Dec 01
Sat Dec 08
Sat Dec 15
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

Leading to Reading is a free program for children Grades 1-6 in need of extra support in reading and writing. Children are matched with a volunteer, who will work with them one-on-one for one hour every week on Thursday eveni...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 10
Thu Jan 17
Thu Jan 24
Thu Jan 31
Thu Feb 07
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Stories, songs and bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies up to 18 months old, accompanied by parents or caregivers. Registration begins Saturday, January 5, 2019. To register, please call the branch at 416-395-5750 or visit...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 24
Thu Jan 31
Thu Feb 07
Thu Feb 14
Thu Feb 21
10:00 am - 10:45 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 18 months to 30 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Jan. 7 - Jan. 19. Draw after Jan. 21.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 30
Wed Feb 06
Wed Feb 13
Wed Feb 20
Wed Feb 27
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

This four week program will introduce families to sign language. Sign language can reduce frustration, heighten verbal growth and strengthen communication skills. Families will come together in a large group setting, to sign ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 23
Sat Dec 08, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Maryvale

Join us for some children's stories celebrating this festive season. Drop in.

11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Listen to storybooks, sing along with favourite songs and make a craft to take home! Drop in every Saturday morning, rain or shine. All children accompanied by parents and caregivers are welcome, no registration required. For...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 05
Sat Jan 12
Sat Jan 19
Sat Jan 26
Sat Feb 02
10:00 am - 10:45 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 18 months to 30 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Sept. 24 - Oct. 6. Draw after Oct. 9.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 21
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. No registration is required. Please note: No program on Sept. 1, 29, Dec. 22.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 24
Sat Dec 08
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maryvale

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, stories and songs for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Drop in. Limit 20 babies with their caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Nov 23
Fri Nov 30
Fri Dec 07

Picture books, chapter books & audiobooks for kids 12 and under