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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event March Break Story Time
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Thorncliffe

Listen to an exciting story about spring and make a fun craft to take home. Suitable for children of all ages. Parents and caregivers welcome. For more information, call 416-396-3865.

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Palmerston

Join us at Palmerston Branch for our weekly family time every Friday at 10:30 am from Sept 8 - Dec 15. We'll have stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents and caregivers. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
Fri Mar 30
Icon of the event Ready for Reading: Family Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Black Creek

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
Fri Mar 30
Icon of the event Leading To Reading (LTR)
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

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 Mondays at 5:...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Feb 26
Mon Mar 05
Mon Mar 12
Mon Mar 19
Mon Mar 26
Icon of the event Leading to Reading (LTR)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

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 Mondays at 5:...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Apr 30
Mon May 07
Mon May 14
Mon May 21
Mon May 28
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Stories, bounces, tickles and songs for babies (0-18 months) and their caregivers. Enjoy Stay and Play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in; no registration needed. Program in Main Floor Meeting Room.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Mar 26
Mon Apr 02
Mon Apr 09
Mon Apr 16
Mon Apr 23
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot Jan. 2 - 13. Draw on Jan. 16.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 27
Icon of the event Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door:  Sing'n Spell
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A musical participation concert using puppets, songs, spelling games, dancing, riddles and different languages to show children of all ages that reading is FUN! ...

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 Preschool Time
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 31 months - 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot from Jan. 2 - 13. Draw Jan. 16.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Mar 01

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