Grab Your Telescope! It's Science Literacy Week!

September 17, 2018 | Eila

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Did you know that this week, September 17-23, is Science Literacy Week (SLW)? Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science and space in Canada, presented in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency. SLW highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. The goals are to showcase the...

I Have No Words, and So Much to Talk About!

September 17, 2018 | P@

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Recently, the CBC posted an article about the importance of talking with your children as a means of boosting their early literacy skills and brain development. The article emphasizes the distinction between simply hearing words and conversing. Wordless books sprang to my mind immediately. It’s impossible to open a wordless...

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear It's Your Day

September 9, 2018 | Katherine McG

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Teddy bear, teddy bear shout "Hooray!" Teddy bear, teddy bear it's your day! September 9th is indeed National Teddy Bear Day but teddy bears are celebrated every day in story and song at Toronto Public Library and all around the world. Teddy Bear - Friend, Felon, or Falling Fellow Always...

Calling All “Whatever After” Book Lovers!

September 8, 2018 | Miss Vicky

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Posted on behalf of Deb, Children's Services Staff If you’re a fan of this best-selling series for middle-grade readers, then you won’t want to miss a special, one-time appearance by series author Sarah Mlynowski. That’s right -- Sarah is coming to North York Central Library on Saturday, September 15, 2018...

Celebrate International Literacy Day at the Library

September 7, 2018 | Teresa

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September 8th is International Literacy Day (ILD). Established by UNESCO on October 26, 1966, ILD aims to "remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society." Developing literacy skills in...

Is Your Child Ready for the New School Year?

September 6, 2018 | Ana

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Photo Credit: Pixabay on a CC License Have you heard of the “summer slide”? As the school bell rings for the last time in June, and children rush out of their classrooms they are filled with glee as they are finally free from the grasps of school, and homework. No...

I Just Finished Reading...Top Picks for August

September 4, 2018 | Chantel

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Petra By Marianna Coppo Ages 3 - 7 Petra is a rock...or is she? Smooth and round has the potential to be anything. Petra is moved from place to place, and each time she re-imagines all the possibilities before her. First she is a rock, then an egg, then an...

New And Noteworthy Picture Books - September 2018

August 31, 2018 | P@

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Posted on behalf of Margaret, Children's Selection Team We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon or have just arrived. Eraser, by Anna Kang. ill. Christopher Weyant. 2018....

Internet Safety for Your Kids

August 29, 2018 | RayL

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Today, the internet is littered with social media “celebrities” acting obnoxiously, trolls, cyberbullies, opinions masquerading as facts, half-truths and outright lies, deepfakes, misinformation and disinformation campaigns, internet scams, disturbing YouTube videos, conspiracy theories and dangerous challenges.

Twenty Years of Harry Potter

August 26, 2018 | RayL

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Twenty Years!? It may be hard to believe but it has been 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It seemed just like yesterday that kids threw down their POGS and devil sticks to discover Harry's latest adventures. While the Harry Potter universe has expanded...