Summer Wonder: Creativity Challenges & Fascinating Facts

August 15, 2019 | Laurie

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Children are natural wonderers. They ask questions to understand themselves and the world around them. What better place than the library to find answers to these questions. Toronto Public Library offers Summer Wonder programs and activities in all branches. There's still time to visit your local branch and have your...

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day on August 16, 2019!

August 15, 2019 | Katherine McG

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Click Click Click Click No, that's not the sound of summer steadily coming to an end. Whoosh! And that's not the rush of wind that follows a family in to their local Toronto Public Library (TPL) as they hurry in to participate in some of the Summer Wonder fun. Wheeee!...

The Best of the TD Summer Reading Club Website Submissions

August 12, 2019 | Daniel

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Kids from across Canada have been submitting content to the TD Summer Reading Club website this summer. We get the pleasure to review all of the submissions and here are some of our favourites: Jokes Question: What do birds do on their phones? Answer: TWEET! Question: What’s a squirrel’s favourite...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books, August 2019

August 6, 2019 | P@

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Posted on behalf of Jesse, 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. A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith. Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan. 2019....

How Much Do You Know About Butterflies? Flutter Your Eyes on this Post to Learn More!

August 3, 2019 | Eila

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Every summer at the Malvern Branch in Scarborough librarian Kellie Scott hosts an incredible Butterfly Conservation Program. Kellie teaches children and their families the science behind how caterpillars turn into butterflies and explains the necessity of hand raising and releasing the now at risk Monarch butterfly. Everyone has loads of...

Listen While You Read with All-in-One Read-Alongs

August 2, 2019 | Wendy

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Do you have a kid who’s learning to read? Or one who can't read yet, but loves to hear a good story? We have a fun new format for them to try: All-in-One Read-Alongs. All-in-one Read-Alongs are picture books with a built-in audio player, so kids can listen to the...

I Just Finished Reading...Top Picks for July 2019

July 31, 2019 | Chantel

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I am Sonia Sotomayor by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. (Ages 5 - 8). I am Sonia Sotomayor is a part of the Ordinary People Change the World book series. In this book we learn about Sonia Sotomayor's childhood and what inspired her to work for justice. Sotomayor...

Reading in French for Fun!

July 29, 2019 | Lynn

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Well, we are halfway through the summer, which still leaves plenty of time for your children to read in French and submit book reports at any Toronto Public Library (TPL) branch. TPL has lots of great books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as comics and magazines in French to...

Celebrating Cousin's Day with Lucy Cousins: July 24

July 23, 2019 | Katherine McG

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July 24 is "Cousin's Day", a day where we are encouraged to celebrate the special bond that we have with our cousins... ...but I wrote about that last year. So for this year's celebrations instead of writing more about family members, I'm going to honour a different type of "Cousins"...

T. rex Teeth for 200 please, Alex: Books for Junior Jeopardy! Champs

July 22, 2019 | Andrea

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Question: This recent Jeopardy! star will be returning for the Tournament of Champions later this year. Answer: Who is James Holzhauer? Viewers of the long-running trivia game show were amazed by Holzhauer's incredible knowledge, bold wagers and lightning fast reflexes. He amassed an astounding $2.46 million in 32 games from...