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...

International Children's Book Day: April 2

March 24, 2022 | Patty

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If you're looking for something to celebrate this spring, then get ready for International Children's Book Day (ICBD), which takes place on April 2! This annual event, sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), aims to inspire a love of reading in young people and promote...

Introducing My Visit to Toronto Public Library: A Social Story for Everyone

March 22, 2022 | Melanie L.

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What does accessibility mean to you? Often that word reminds us of ramps, automatic doors and modified washrooms. These are important, but accessibility goes far beyond physical spaces. For us, it also includes our collections, services, programs and digital platforms. Children with all kinds of disabilities visit our branches every...

New & Noteworthy Picture Books March 2022

March 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, all are available as eBooks. El Cucuy is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera, illustrated by Juliana Perdomo (ages...