World Creativity and Innovation Day: April 21, 2019

April 20, 2019 | Suzanne

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April 21 is World Creativity and Innovation Day. This is a day designated by the United Nations to encourage creative thought and expression. 

Your local library is a great place to take your little one to explore their creativity.  Have you explored a library branch that has a KidsStop? Thirteen of our branches have interactive early literacy centres with fun, hands-on learning and reading spaces created especially for you and your child to enjoy together.

S Walter Stewart KidsStop
KidsStop Early Literacy Centre at S. Walter Stewart Branch

Toronto Public Library also offers free family passes to museums and galleries with our Museum and Arts Pass Program. Here's another great way to explore creativity and innovation with your child!

Every Saturday morning, select library branches issue passes on a first come, first served basis (with a few exceptions). Some locations include the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Black Creek Pioneer Village.  What a great way to share a new experience with your child and encourage exploration. I can still remember going to the Royal Ontario Museum as a child, and being fascinated with bats after going through the infamous Bat Cave

Many of the museums in the city also partner with the library to offer MAP Family Saturdays, a Saturday program where the museum, gallery or city attraction comes to the library with an interactive exhibit or creative project for kids.  In May, the Toronto Zoo visits Taylor Memorial Branch and gives children the opportunity to interact with animal artifacts. 

Here are some books to help you explore the concept of creativity with your child!  


 What do you do with an idea

What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada.


What If

What If.. by Samantha Berger.


Georgias terrific colorific experiment

Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Zoe Persico.

Happy World Creativity and Innovation Day!