Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Leading to Reading
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 Oct 25
Thu Nov 01
Thu Nov 08
Thu Nov 15
Thu Nov 22
Icon of the event Sweet Signs
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 02
Fri Nov 09
Fri Nov 16
Fri Nov 23
Icon of the event Paws 4 Stories
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Runnymede

Take turns reading stories to Troy, a certified Paws Therapy golden retriever, alongside his handler Shelli. For ages 5 and up.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 23
Tue Oct 30
Tue Nov 06
Tue Nov 13
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in program, no registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 24
Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

Every Saturday (except during special seasonal programming), 10:30-11:00am. Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes with a small activity afterwards. Bring the whole family for some fun. Drop in, recommended for children ages 0-5 yea...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 27
Sat Nov 03
Sat Nov 10
Sat Nov 17
Sat Nov 24
Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Stories, songs and rhymes for children 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. Family Time runs from 10:30-11:00 AM, followed by Stay and Play from 11:00-11:30 AM.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 23
Tue Oct 30
Tue Nov 06
Tue Nov 13
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event Pajama Time
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: College/Shaw

Join us for bedtime stories, songs and rhymes for children with their parents/caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Oct 22
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
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
Icon of the event Sunday Afternoon Fun!
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

Join us for Sunday afternoon story time and activities such as crafts, LEGO, Snap Circuits and more.


Upcoming Dates:
Sun Oct 21
Sun Oct 28
Sun Nov 04
Sun Nov 11
Sun Nov 18
Icon of the event Babies & Tots Storytime
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers from birth to 36 months with their parents or caregivers. Storytime runs from 10:30-11:00 AM, followed by Stay and Play from 11:00-11:30 AM.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Oct 26
Fri Nov 02
Fri Nov 09
Fri Nov 16
Fri Nov 23

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