Toronto Public Library StoryMobs locations revealed!

June 20, 2014 | Media Relations

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Toronto (June 20) – Toronto Public Library is launching the TD Summer Reading Club 2014 with StoryMobs! Next Saturday, on June 28, thirteen story mobs of the same book will run across six provinces across the country; four of them will be held here at Toronto Public Library.

Story mobs are a literary phenomenon where children’s books are brought to life through the use of costumes and props, music, simple choreography and reading out loud that kids and families can participate in. Participants are encouraged to dress up as characters from the book, bring props to use in the telling of the story, and to read along as the story is shared. Families will have an opportunity to create crafts, make props and costume items to use at the story mob at a pre-event craft session. The chosen book for this StoryMob is The Busy Beaver by Canadian author and illustrator Nicholas Oldland.

When:          June 28, 2014

Event Schedule:

1:00 p.m. Craft Session

2:30 p.m. Mustering/Rehearsal

3:30 p.m. StoryMobs Parade and StoryMob!


Where:        Toronto library locations:

Beaches 2161, Queen St. E.

Brentwood, 36 Brentwood Rd.  N.

Locke, 3083 Yonge St.

Lillian H. Smith, 239 College St.

The TD Summer Reading Club is a fun summer club for children of all ages that engages them in the joy of reading through various activities all summer long. The Club runs at libraries across Canada.

For more information about national locations, visit




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Sharanja Thangalingam, Communications Officer