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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Big Giant Book Sale
Sat Jun 09, 2018 | 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Lillian H. Smith

We will be hosting a book sale in the late spring when hopefully the weather is very pleasant. Come buy some lightly used books for your bookshelf or book box, and see a wide selection of Canadian content.

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

A program of songs, stories, rhymes and fingerplays for toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Limited to first 12 toddlers. Drop-in. 10:30-11:00 a.m.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 23
Fri Mar 02
Fri Mar 09
Icon of the event Chinese New Year - Celebrating the Year of the Dog
Sat Feb 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrating the Year of the Dog at Lillian H. Smith Branch!...

Icon of the event Baby Time Music
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Guildwood

Children and their carefivers enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No Registration required. Drop in only but limited to 12 per session.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Feb 28
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 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
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 Toddler Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Yorkville

Songs, stories and rhymes for children 19 months to 5 years with their parents or caregivers. Drop-in. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Apr 04
Wed Apr 11
Wed Apr 18
Wed Apr 25
Wed May 02
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

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