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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Baby Time
11:00 am - 11:30 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 20
Tue Feb 27
Icon of the event CANCELLED : Palmerston Players Presents: Cinderella
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Palmerston

Will she get to go to the ball? What about her glass slippers? Does the Prince find her? Join us on Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 2:00-2:45 for a wonderful puppet show that tells the story of Cinderella. Before the show begins ...

Icon of the event St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Fri Mar 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

Wear something green and join us for Irish stories, songs and a craft. Please register at the branch or by calling 416-396-8740.

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 Fun with Numbers
9:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Join us with our friends from the Malvern Family Resource Centre as we explore numbers in a variety of fun and interactive ways. From number puzzles, counting toys, flash cards and much more!...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 23
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 Feb 23
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Fri Mar 16
Fri Mar 23
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 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 Pyjama Time
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Bedtime stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. No registration is required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 28
Wed Mar 28
Wed Apr 25
Wed May 30
Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 14
Sat Apr 28
Sat May 12
Sat May 26
Sat Jun 09

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