Two weeks ago, students received library card registration packages. These forms are for getting a library card through the Toronto Public Library, if you do not already have one for your child. You can fill it out and take it to your closest branch. Libraries in our community are: Blackcreek, in the basement of Sheridan Mall, Jane and Sheppard, on Sheppard, east of Jane, Downsview on Keele, north of Wilson.
Every year, our school organizes a visit from the public librarian who comes out to do a reading, share poems and games with all of our Kindergarten students. At that time, the librarian shares some of the exciting resources available for students at the library. We look forward to this visit again this year.
The library is a wonderful, free service for all residents in Toronto. It offers a wide range of materials, such as books and movies, in many languages, as well as electronic resources, such as ebooks. Local branches also offer programs for families to attend, such as reading programs, plays, homework clubs and special activities activities and workshops.
Two excellent aspects of the library at the Map Passes, which are available to families. When you acquire one, two adults and up to four children can visit various areas in the city for free, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Metro Toronto Zoo, or Black Creek Pioneer Village. Check with your local librarian for availability of passes and destinations or simply click on the following link: Map Passes.
The library also offers an excellent free reading program that you can access right from home. It is called, Hear-a-Story and you can simply click on it, to hear books read aloud to your child in English or a number of other languages. Be sure to check it out.
To access the Toronto Public Library website, simply click on the name to the right of our main page, under the Blogroll.