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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: 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 Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Rhymes, songs and stories for children and their caregivers. Ages 18-36 months. No registration required. If you have any questions call the branch 416-393-7674


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 22
Thu Mar 01
Thu Mar 08
Icon of the event Family Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pleasant View

Enjoy fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes at a staff-led storytime for the entire family. For children with their parents or caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 24
Icon of the event Stories Without Borders: The Shipmates of Captain McCow
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Fairview

Eric Borrias is a Dutch storyteller who entertains, enthralls and entices with his original stories. This event is part of the Stories Without Borders series of the 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival. For more information, co...

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 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 1
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

Morning stories, songs and bouncing and tickling rhymes for babies up to 18 months old, accompanied by parents or caregivers. Registration begins Saturday, April 7. To register, please call the branch at 416-395-5750 or visit...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Apr 20
Fri Apr 27
Fri May 04
Fri May 11
Fri May 18
Icon of the event Rainbow Storytime
Sat Jun 09, 2018 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Fairview

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts to celebrate National Pride Month, all kinds of families, and all gender-fabulous children!...

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

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