The Story of Terry Fox

September 14, 2022 | Eleni

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Every September, Canadians across the country take part in events called the Terry Fox Run. But who was Terry Fox, and why is he such an important person in Canadian history? Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 28, 1958. He eventually moved to Port Coquitlam, British Columbia...

National Guide Dog Awareness Month 2022

September 12, 2022 | Melanie L.

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September is National Guide Dog Awareness Month. What a perfect time for celebrating guide dogs, and the amazing work they do! One of the best known guide dogs in history was named Roselle. During the attacks at the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, Roselle led her handler, Michael...

International Dot Day - September 15

September 12, 2022 | Katherine McG

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At Toronto Public Library, we know a thing or two about how awesome things can start with a dot (just take a look at our logo!). And every year on September 15, the world is invited to celebrate three of them — creativity, courage, and collaboration — on International Dot...

New & Noteworthy Picture Books September 2022

September 2, 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 about friendship and feelings that we are really excited about. These stories show how friendship and creativity can help to manage all kinds of feelings and will be hitting shelves soon....

TD Summer Reading Club: 8 Things To Do Before the End of Summer

August 15, 2022 | Daniel

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The 2022 edition of the TD Summer Reading Club wraps up on September 5. Here's a list of 8 things to do before another summer's in the books: 1. Take a StoryWalk® Stroll around the outside of the library building and enjoy reading Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by...

Les livres t'invitent à vivre une aventure estivale

August 8, 2022 | Andrea

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Il n'est pas encore trop tard pour tenter ta chance! Invitation lancée aux enfants : nous t'invitons à relever le Défi de lecture en français. S'inspirant du Club de lecture d'été TD, le Défi vise à encourager la lecture en français. Après avoir lu un livre, remplis ce formulaire pour...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books August 2022

August 3, 2022 | Pat

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Happy summer! 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! Read them with your child and log them using a free app called Beanstack. Earn badges, try fun...

World of Words

July 25, 2022 | Katherine McG

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With the recent popularity of online games like Wordle and Spellie (which was made especially for kids by a dad from Vancouver) there seems to be a brighter spotlight shining on the world of words. "Letter and Word Magnets" by Lyn Lomasi is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Of course,...

12 Summer Wonder-full Books to Make Kids Even More Curious about the World

July 22, 2022 | Andrea

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Have you seen the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope? NASA unveiled the spectacular full-colour pictures on July 12. It's difficult to describe the vast beauty and mystery of the universe, and how it makes us feel. Does gazing at cosmic cliffs fill you with curiosity and wonder?...

Celebrate Disability Pride Month with these Joyous Picture Books

July 13, 2022 | Denise

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Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month? No? That's ok. It's still pretty new and not yet formally recognized like 2SLGBTQ+ Pride or specific cultural heritage events. But many disabled people around the world have chosen July to unapologetically celebrate our identities as disabled people. Celebrating disability might...