Another reason to love the Library - Italiano Collections at your doorstep!

June 5, 2015 | Chantel

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You may have noticed the list of "100 Reasons to Check out the TPL" on our website. But if you haven’t, take a look and see what TPL has to offer, especially reason 63! Did you know that we offer materials in over 40 languages? That’s like having the Italian collection right at your doorstep – literally! There are 16 branches that house Italian materials with Downsview, Dufferin/St.Clair and the Toronto Reference Library with the largest collections. You can visit any of these branches and borrow your favourite movie, music, book or magazine!

Books and movies for adults
Elena Ferrant-Lamica geniale Il mio giardino semplice Tradizione and Vapore Stefano Benni-Margherita DolceVita

La sconosciuta Luomo che verra Young Montalbano Corpo Celeste

If you prefer reading on the go, you can check out OverDrive to download eBooks. Or perhaps you want to catch up on the latest entertainment news – check out Zinio for some great magazines on entertainment, health and travel.

Zinio eMagazines

Vanity Fair Italia Gente Focus Italia Geo Italia

Books for Children

Il ballo delle piume Che cosa ci vuole La Grande Invenzione Di Bubal La Gallinetta Rossa e i grani di frumento

Dial-a-storyCheck out the Dial-A-Story service where young children can listen to a story in Italian over a phone. Just dial 416-395-5400 anytime to listen to a story in 16 different languages.


Of course, let’s not forgot that the June is celebrate Italian Heritage Month. Our Downsview, Amesbury Park, Dufferin/St. Clair and Jones branches will be hosting a variety of programs including a live musical performance by [email protected], storytime in Italian for children and pizza dough making! You can also check out Little Italy at College Street for their annual "Taste of Little Italy" Festival!

With so many options, make sure to check out the Library for materials in your language!