No Puppet? No Puppet?

July 18, 2018 | RayL

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There's the Puppet!

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

July 17, 2018 | Jennifer

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…and sing like nobody’s listening. It truly takes a child to master this adage with confidence and gusto. Summer Wonder sparks self-expression, so let’s foster the movement and music that intuitively comes to young people. Engaging in dance has many benefits such as spatial awareness and muscle building, but most...

Include a Visit to the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books in Your Summer Plans

July 13, 2018 | Eila

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In 1934 British librarian Edgar Osborne visited the Toronto Public Library (TPL) and was quite impressed with the range and quality of children’s services offered by TPL’s Boys and Girls House Branch run by Lillian H. Smith, TPL’s first head of Children’s Services. He was so impressed that in 1949...

Picture Book Preview: New and Noteworthy

July 11, 2018 | P@

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Posted on behalf of Marnie, 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. All of Us by Carin Berger All of Us by Carin Berger,...

Summer Sun, Summer Fun!

July 10, 2018 | Luke D'Souza

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Summer is now in full swing! What did summer break mean for you when you were little? Was it the exhilaration of meeting up with friends? Was it the freedom of being out of school? How about discovering something new or letting your imagination take you to fantastical places? The...

Get Ready for a Summer of Wonder, Creativity and Discovery!

July 3, 2018 | Sumaiya Ahmed

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School’s out, which means summertime fun begins! Summer Wonder is an exciting set of programs for kids 6-12 and their families at all TPL branches that will keep them active all summer long. Visit any library branch in Toronto to choose from lots of programs, including Summer Camps, Author Visits,...

I Just Finished Reading...Top Picks For June

June 30, 2018 | Chantel

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Timo Goes Camping By Victoria Allenby and illustrated by Dean Griffiths Ages 5 - 8 Timo and his friends are planning a camping trip, but Timo is nervous! He has never been camping. Timo decides to get a book from the library to help him. But when Suki finds out...

The TD Summer Reading Club is Up and Running… Check Us Out Online!

June 25, 2018 | Daniel

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The TD Summer Reading Club has kicked off for another year across Canada. Over 2,000 libraries are participating nationally, with all of the Toronto Public Library branches ready to register kids for the Club. Visit your local library to find out about all the programs they have lined up! In...

June 23 To-Do: Join TD Summer Reading Club and Get Your Summer Read On!

June 20, 2018 | Melanie

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Does your family’s Saturday To-Do List typically start like this?: Laundry, laundry, laundry Ballet rehearsal Soccer practice Groceries Wonder “Where did my Saturday go?” May I suggest one more teeny, tiny item this week? I promise it’s an easy task. This Saturday, June 23 is Get Your Summer Read On...

Sharing Stories with Seniors - Picture Books About Grandparents

June 15, 2018 | Katherine McG

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June is Seniors' Month. (Now your initial thoughts might be that this post has been added to the wrong Toronto Public Library blog, but please be assured that it has not.) Seniors play very important roles in the lives of all children. Inter-generational interactions should be encouraged and are beneficial...