Service Update

To support City and community efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Toronto Public Library is closing all of its branches to the public, effective Friday, March 13. Branches will reopen Monday, April 6. All programs, events and room rentals are also cancelled during the closure. Read the City Librarian's message here.

Easy, everyday, early literacy support

Browse Books

Browse our best books for children under 5, and get expert staff recommendations. Encouraging a love of books is a great way to help your child get ready for reading.

Tips for Parents

Sing throughout the day and make up your own silly songs to introduce new vocabulary.

Let's Get Ready for Reading!

Easy, everyday activities that you do with your child help to build important pre-reading skills.