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Grab & Go!


Sure, it's awesome when your holds arrive, especially if it was a long wait. But you already know what you ordered. Want to be surprised by a bunch of awesome books, with no waitlist? Borrow a grab & go bag!

If you miss browsing at the library, this is a fun way to discover an interesting topic. Each bag contains books, DVDs or CDs with a specific theme. It's like getting a mystery gift bag from a librarian!

The outside of the bag tells you what's inside or at least gives you a hint. Different branches have grab & go bags with all sorts of topics, like crafts, magic and space. Check out these grab & go bags at Steeles Branch!

Window display featuring Grab & Go bags with themes like Counting, Curious George and Classics


Dig dinosaurs? We've got raptor-rific reads for you!

Dinosaur themed grab & go bag with drawing of green T-rex


Honk if you love reading! You can also find grab & go bags by author or series. 

Three grab & go bags with themed drawings: Cars, Rosemary Wells books, Babymouse books


Grab & go bags are a real hoot!

Owl themed grab & go bag with drawings of two multicoloured owls


What will you find in this Dr. Seuss bag? A cat in a hat? A fox in socks? Green eggs and ham?

Dr. Seuss themed bag with drawing of the Cat in the Hat

Remember to take the bag away from the pickup point before opening it. If there's anything you don't want, like a book you've already read, please return it in the outside book drop. But the paper bag itself is yours to keep!

You can find grab & go bags at more than 70 branches. Check to see if your local library is on the list. There are bags for all ages, so tell everyone in your family!