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

July 8, 2020 | Sumaiya Ahmed

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Summer Wonder 2020 is an exciting set of programs for school-age children and their families at all Toronto Public Library branches that will keep them active all summer long. This year, we're taking it all online! 

While library branches may be closed, TPL is still here for you and your family online and with Scheduled Pick-up and Drop-off service.


TD Summer Reading Club 2020

TD Summer Reading Club, an annual favourite, is also a part of Summer Wonder. This year the entire Club goes online. Once a child signs up for the club, they can read whatever they’d like, then earn badges to collect in their online notebook. The website is also full of fun things to do such as share jokes, write stories and book reviews, vote in the Battle of the Books, read ebooks and more. Kids can sign up at any point during the summer! 


Creative Arts Workshops

There are online workshops for young writers with authors, Andrew Larsen and Kevin Sylvester. Kids can learn about art making from the Power Plant, and aspiring magicians can learn from WonderPhil


Creativity Challenges

Our weekly Creativity Challenges encourage kids to tap into their inner STEM genius as they try build, create, design or discover something new using materials found in nature or at home. We’d love to see what you’ve created. Share a picture of your creation with us on social media by tagging @torontolibrary on Twitter and Instagram or @torontopubliclibrary on Facebook.


Wonder Wall

Kids are curious about the world around them. Satisfy their curiosity by exploring our Wonder Wall on the TPL Kids website. We’ve answered a variety of fun and interesting questions from kids that are sure to pique your child’s interest then post a question together.


Mini Wonder Workshop 

A design-thinking workshop for kids! Using items they have at home kids and their families can brainstorm solutions to real-world problems such as pollution or adapting to changing climate, then build a model and bring their ideas to life.



There are also programs for kids in French! From a bilingual coding workshop to the history of Cameroon and Canadian folklore, kids can attend programs conducted in French for free online.

Learn to make 3D paper shapes with Explorum, enjoy a magical, musical experience with Monsieur Phillippe or listen to Njacko Backo share two original stories, in the tradition of the Bamiléke tribe of Cameroon. Kids can attend programs conducted in French for free online.



Make fun learning experiences part of your family’s summer plans. Follow Toronto Public Library on Twitter at @torontolibrary


Explore online for a complete list of programs being offered this summer.