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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 Spring has Sprung
Mon Mar 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for Spring-themed stories, arts & crafts. All ages are welcome. Daycares, please call the branch to arrange a separate program.

Icon of the event Baby Time
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. Register by calling the branch at 416-396-8931. Limit 20 babies with their caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Apr 06
Fri Apr 13
Fri Apr 20
Fri Apr 27
Fri May 04
Icon of the event Cardboard Challenge
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Get ready to build and create with cardboard. Innovation in action! Ages 3 and up. Daycares, please call the branch to register for a separate program.

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 Saturday Family Time
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: College/Shaw

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for babies and children ages 0 -5 years old with their parents/caregivers....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 24
Sat Mar 24
Icon of the event Downsview Kids Book Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

If you are between the ages of 8 and 12 and love to read come join the Downsview Kids Book Club! Read fun books, play games and win cool prizes! Registration and library card required. Registration and first book pick-up will...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 28
Wed Mar 28
Wed Apr 25
Wed May 30
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 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 Leading to Reading
Ongoing event running from Fri Sep 29, 2017 - Sun Sep 29, 2019
Location: Annette Street

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 Tuesdays or T...

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