Reading Programs & Storytimes

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

Listen to storybooks, sing along with favourite songs and make a craft to take home! Drop in every Saturday morning, rain or shine. All children accompanied by parents and caregivers are welcome, no registration required. For...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 06
Sat Oct 13
Sat Oct 20
Sat Oct 27
Sat Nov 03
Icon of the event STEM Storytime
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Fairview

It's never too early to start having fun with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! With a parent or caregiver, children from ages 3 to 5 are invited to explore early STEM concepts, ignite curiosity and have fun.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 29
Icon of the event Leading to Reading
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Downsview

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 Thursday eveni...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 27
Thu Oct 04
Thu Oct 11
Thu Oct 18
Thu Oct 25
Icon of the event Saturday Story Time
Sat Oct 13, 2018 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Jones

Join us for stories and songs.

Icon of the event Music and Movement
Thu Sep 27, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Combines songs, rhymes, dance, and stretching activities to get children on their feet and moving. Children will develop motor skills, learn to identify patterns, and explore their creativity. ...

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 Oct 24
Wed Nov 28
Icon of the event Preschool Fun with Learning
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bendale

This is a drop in program for children, 3 yrs to 6 yrs and their parents/caregivers. This program focuses on engaging children in a variety of fun activities such as crafts, sensory and circle time. In partnership with Ontari...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 28
Fri Oct 05
Fri Oct 12
Fri Oct 19
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, puppets, and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Sept. 24 - Oct. 6. Dr...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 23
Tue Oct 30
Tue Nov 06
Tue Nov 13
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event  Family Book Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

Calling all reading families! Join us each month to discuss gret children's books. Conversation will be followed by a simple activity/craft. Copies of each month's book will be available at the branch. All are welcome. Drop i...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 20
Sat Nov 17
Mon Dec 17
Icon of the event Baby Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Songs, stories, and rhymes for children ages 10-18 months with their parents and caregivers.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 11
Thu Oct 18
Thu Oct 25
Thu Nov 01
Thu Nov 08

Picture books, chapter books & audiobooks for kids 12 and under