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Today, April 23, is Canada Book Day. It is also World Book Day! Every year on this day we celebrate authors and the books they write. Of course, this is something that the Toronto Public Library does every day, so how is this different? Well, today we might just want... Continue reading
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We are pleased to announce that from Saturday, December 9, 2017 to Saturday, January 20, 2018, Toronto Public Library is running our annual bookmark contest for children. Kids can pick up an entry form at their local branch or download a copy here. One winner is chosen at each branch... Continue reading
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As the days get shorter, now is the perfect time to sign your children up for a little dramatic action! Are your kids outgoing? Then the Shakespeare for Kids Library Drama Club is for them! Perhaps they are a bit shy and need drawing out. Then this two-hour program is... Continue reading
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When published authors meet eager children ages 8-12, magic can ensue! In six locations across Toronto, award-winning authors share their knowledge and enthusiasm. One will focus on writing like a reporter while another will explore graphic novels. Does your child like to write a little bit of everything? Then Smorgasbook... Continue reading
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It is our turn to share children’s books written by notable Canadian authors. Jennifer says: The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service, illustrated by Ted Harrison. Believe it or not, it is cold in Northern Canada. In fact, Sam McGee from Tennessee moved to the Yukon and woe... Continue reading
Thanks Lydia. Paddington is so loved, it was sad to hear of his creator's death.
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Michael Bond, author of the much beloved Paddington book series, has died at the age of 91. When Bond was writing A Bear Called Paddington in the late 1950s, he was inspired by the refugee children he had seen during and after World War II. So the little bear from... Continue reading
Excellent thought! Not a New Year's resolution precisely, but starting the year out right.
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If you have been following the library on Twitter this month, you'll have seen some tips about bring literacy into your everyday activities. Sometimes it is as simple as singing silly songs together in the car. Or while you wait in line someplace like a grocery store, play "Would you... Continue reading
Abbiegail was only 5 when she did that. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/kidsspace/Contests/Bookmark_Contest2016/Abbiegail.html
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Yes! So many neat ideas illustrated through a small rectangle of art.
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Every year, Toronto Public Library runs a Bookmark Contest for children up through age 13. Contest forms can be found at every branch and the contest runs from Dec. 10th, 2016 until Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. One winner is chosen at each branch and bookmobile from each of the three... Continue reading
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We all have busy lives and sometimes things we know we should be doing just get pushed back to tomorrow or the day after. When it comes to our children though, doing something today can be another fun way to connect with them and make a difference in their development.... Continue reading
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