Read Your Veggies on Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17!

June 10, 2022 | Katherine McG

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Crunch on a carrot! Take a bite of some bok choy! Or nibble on some new potatoes because June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day! Food - Vegetables - Misc by Paul Irish, 1997. Toronto Star Photograph Archives And while you're enjoying a delicious and nutritious plate of produce, why...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books June 2022

June 2, 2022 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some of the latest picture books, perfect for Pride Month, that celebrate families and people across the rainbow spectrum. Additionally, all are available in an electronic format. Calvin by JR & Vanessa Ford, illustrated...

Celebrate World Milk Day June 1, 2022

May 27, 2022 | Bill V.

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If you like milk then please say Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! June 1 is World Milk Day. Created in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, it's a day to recognize the importance of milk. Milk is a global food and the dairy industry employs many people around the...

National AccessAbility Week: May 29 to June 4

May 27, 2022 | Eleni

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This year, from May 29 to June 4, the Toronto Public Library is celebrating National AccessAbility Week. NAAW is a week to celebrate Canadians with disabilities and raise awareness of the importance of accessibility and inclusion for all in our communities. National AccessAbility Week was founded in 1988 and was...

Pop Culture Picture Books

May 20, 2022 | Katherine McG

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Have you ever wanted to share your favourite movie or TV show with your kids, but you were afraid that it wasn't age appropriate or that they were too young to really appreciate it? Well, maybe you can't show it to them, but thanks to these books, you can read...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books May 2022

April 29, 2022 | Pat

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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. Additionally, all are available in an electronic format. The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael...

Holy Mackinaw, It's the Playoffs! Books for Kids with Hockey Fever

April 28, 2022 | Melanie L.

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Get ready, Toronto, because it's that time of year! The Leafs are in the playoffs and our dreams of the Stanley Cup are alive once again. Kids are lucky because they don't have as many memories of the Leafs' playoffs history as we do. But let's not spoil it for...

The Jurassic Era Returns! Books & DVDs to Celebrate the Raptors & NBA Playoffs

April 19, 2022 | Melanie L.

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It's happening, sports fans! Despite the naysayers, the Raptors are in the playoffs. I have to say, I'm not surprised. Even without any big names like Kawhi or Kyle, this team is phenomenal. I don't know about you, but as a parent, I would like to request that we don't...

New & Noteworthy Picture Books April 2022

April 7, 2022 | Pat

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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. Additionally, most are available as eBooks. Fly by Brittany J. Thurman and Anna Cunha (ages 4-8) Africa is a confident...

Crayon Day - March 31

March 28, 2022 | Katherine McG

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Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. These are the colours of a rainbow. And they are also some of the colours commonly found in a box of crayons. So go and grab yourselves a box of waxy colours and celebrate Crayon Day on March 31! Wax works by Erin...