Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library Donation Drive 2019

May 24, 2019 | Tanya O

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What is the Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library? The Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library is a collection of musical instruments including guitars, keyboards, and violins that can be borrowed for free with a valid library card. Toronto Public Library, in partnership with Sun Life, launched the city’s second...

Toronto Public Library Launches Second Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library

May 24, 2019 | Tanya O

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The Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library Shares the Joy of Music. Ever dream of playing the guitar? How about the xylophone, mandolin or doumbek? You can try them all for free with a valid library card! Torontonians now have even more access to music as Toronto Public Library and...

City Librarian's Report for May 2019

Below is my report for the May 2019 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Online Card Renewal Now Available Online...

Your Library Card Provides Free Access to Toronto History Museums in May 2019!

May 1, 2019 | Tanya O

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We're celebrating Museum Month with the City of Toronto! On Walk-Up Weekdays in May, your library card gives you free admission Tuesdays through Thursdays to the City-owned and operated Toronto History Museums. These beautiful heritage spaces share Toronto's stories and tell our city’s history. The City of Toronto also celebrates...

City Librarian's Report for April 2019

April 18, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the April 2019 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Second Union Station Digital Download Kiosk...

Meet Broti Kar, Our Environmentalist in Residence for Spring 2019!

April 17, 2019 | Diana L.

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From April 22 to June 29, Toronto Public Library welcomes Broti Kar, our spring Environmentalist in Residence (EnvIR) presented as part of the Our Fragile Planet program series! Broti is an Ontario certified teacher and a graduate of the Environmental Studies program from York University. She has over six years...

Toronto Public Library and Hot Docs Expand Accessibility Through the 2019 MAP Program

April 5, 2019 | MAP Coordinator

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If you have a valid adult library card and you’re a fan of great documentaries, Toronto Public Library has some good news! This year, as part of its Museum + Arts (MAP) Pass program, the library is teaming up with the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 25...

New Partners Added to the 2019 MAP Performing Arts Pass Program

March 29, 2019 | MAP Coordinator

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Explore and experience Toronto's best music, film, theatre, dance and more! Toronto Public Library is expanding access to arts and culture by welcoming new partners to the MAP Performing Arts pass program, including Toronto Symphony Orchestra and TIFF Bell Lightbox. The pilot program, an extension of the Museum + Arts...

Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs for Spring 2019

March 20, 2019 | Diana L.

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This spring, learn about the benefits of native plants, waste reduction, how to take climate action and more through the Our Fragile Planet program series which offers a variety of environmental lectures and workshops for all ages, free of charge. With support from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation,...

City Librarian's Report for March 2019

March 19, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the March 25, 2019 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Breaking Down Barriers to Access, Driving Inclusion White Cane...