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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Get Ready for Mother's Day
Sat May 05, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

Let's celebrate Mom with stories, songs and a special craft. Age 4 and up. To register, visit the Branch or call 416-396-8740.

Icon of the event Father's Day Storytime
Sat Jun 16, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

Join us for stories, songs and make a craft to take home for Dad! Age 4 and up. To register, visit the Branch or call 416-396-8740.

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 Family Time
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Brookbanks

A fun filled morning for the whole family. Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and lots of playtime. Birth to 5 years old.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
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
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

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 Tuesday and S...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 27
Tue Mar 06
Tue Mar 13
Tue Mar 20
Tue Mar 27
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Stories, songs, fingerplays, bouncing, and tickling rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Mar 01
Thu Mar 08
Thu Mar 22
Thu Mar 29
Thu Apr 05
Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Stories, rhymes, finger plays, and action songs for toddlers ages 19 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Mar 21
Wed Mar 28
Wed Apr 04
Wed Apr 11
Wed Apr 18
Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us for Saturday Family Time. Enjoy songs, stories, rhymes and bounces for children ages 0-5. Drop in.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 24
Sat Mar 03
Sat Mar 10
Sat Mar 17
Sat Mar 24
Icon of the event Baby Time
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Tickles, bounces and songs for children from birth to 11 months of age. To register, visit or call the Branch at 416-396-8740.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Mar 22
Thu Mar 29
Thu Apr 05
Thu Apr 12
Thu Apr 19

Families can borrow free passes to local museums, art galleries and similar venues, such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and the ROM.