DIY Halloween Costumes

October 19, 2017 | RayL

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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Photo Archives. The Costume You and your child have been invited to a friend’s Halloween party. You walk the aisles of your local costume store looking for just the right costume. Does he want to dress as Pennywise to horrify others? Perhaps he wants to...

National Pizza Month

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer K

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There is no better way to talk about the best food ever than to begin with Loris Lesynski’s wise words: “Nothing beats a pizza When you’re in a pizza mood Because a pizza isn’t anything Like any other food!” That’s right, everyone: PIZZA MONTH IS HERE! Like most kids, mine...

Forest of Reading 2018: Read, Vote, Celebrate!

October 16, 2017 | Laurie

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The Forest of Reading is ready to rock reading for 2018. The lists of nominated titles have been announced and you and your children can be part of the excitement. What is the Forest of Reading? The Forest of Reading, run by the Ontario Library Association (OLA), is Canada’s largest...

Picture book Preview: New and Noteworthy

October 12, 2017 | P@

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We bring the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some new books that we are really excited about which will be hitting shelves soon, or have just arrived. Posted on behalf of Laurel Taylor Adams, Children's Selection Team The mind is a wonderful thing. Even more...

Authors Plus Writing Equals Fun For Kids

October 6, 2017 | Sheilah

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When published authors meet eager children ages 8-12, magic can ensue! In six locations across Toronto, award-winning authors share their knowledge and enthusiasm. One will focus on writing like a reporter while another will explore graphic novels. Does your child like to write a little bit of everything? Then Smorgasbook...

Picture Books to be Thankful For

October 5, 2017 | Teresa

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Thanksgiving Greetings, 1908, Courtesy of Toronto Public Library Archive Thanksgiving is one of my favourite times of the year. It is the holiday of thanks, of giving back, and celebrating with family and friends. But did you know that the Canadian tradition of giving thanks goes back hundreds of years?...

The Five Best Teachers in Children's Literature

October 2, 2017 | Teresa

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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archives Every year on October 5, we celebrate World Teachers' Day. Established by UNESCO in 1994 to promote the vital contributions that teachers around the world make to society, World Teachers' Day is a time to celebrate our favourite educators. I am fortunate enough to...

Walking with Words

September 29, 2017 | Katherine McG

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A good walk can help you explore new places or experience the familiar in a different way. A good book can do that too when you venture just beyond its pages. Not sure what I mean? Let me walk you through it (pun intended). On My Walk is a delightful...

Back to School: Things to Consider

September 6, 2017 | RayL

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You've been anxiously waiting for this day since the end of June. They've collected all their TD Summer Reading Club stickers and attended the wrap-up party. Over the summer, their visits to the library have been so frequent, that the library staff now know them on a first name basis.  

Hi! Who Are You?

August 28, 2017 | Katherine McG

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"Hi! How are you?" That’s usually the first thing we say when we greet someone but have you ever wanted to change it up and ask them “Who are you?” instead? We all wonder sometimes about who someone really is, whether they’re a stranger that we’re meeting for the first...