OverDrive Kids eReading room is a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience just for kids. This appealing and user-friendly page contains the library’s digital collection such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level.
TumbleBooks are a great online resource for parents that’s easy to access, convenient, great for travel, and completely fine-free. Tumblebooks are wonderful for beginning readers and a great way to practice reading at home
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.
Check out our downloadable eBook and audiobook collections!
TumbleBook Cloud Jr
An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! It's designed specifically for kids in grades two to six.
Animated, talking versions of your favourite picture books. In addition to books, this interactive site includes games, puzzles and more!
TumbleBook Library – BiblioEnfants
BiblioEnfants est une collection en ligne de livres d'images animés et parlants qui apprendront aux jeunes enfants les joies de la lecture dans un format qu'ils aimeront.
Want some suggestions on good books to read with your kids? Check out our Staff Pick lists as well as our lists of recommended titles by grade.
Family Storytime schedule
Baby and Books (a storytime for little ones)
And The Winner Is…
This year, 11 schools gathered at Franklin Street Public School for Battle of the Books 2016! As always, the turnout was phenomenal, and the performance from each team was amazing. For 25 rounds, students were tested on their knowledge of authors, book titles, and characters until one emerged as champion. This year, that honour belongs to the team from Sir John A. McDonald Public School. With a total of 220 points, they edged out Reesor Park Public School (218 Points) and Wesley Christian Academy (208 points). While there could only be one champion, seeing students united through their love of reading and literacy just goes to show the true power of books!
A big THANK YOU to all the teachers and members of the Canadian Federation of University Women for making this event possible. Without their contributions the Battle of the Books would not be possible.
Lastly, thank you to all the students who participated. We hope to see you again in 2017!
All Ontarians are invited to participate in these seven reading programs via their local public or school library, encouraging people of all ages to develop their love of reading. More than 250,000 readers across Ontario participate each year. The culmination of the program is an amazing two-day awards event called the “Festival of Trees™”, attended by more than 6,500 guests and the nominated authors.
Programs for children are designed for various age ranges as follows:
Blue Spruce Award
For JK – Grade 2
Silver Birch Award and Express
For Grades 3 - 6
Fiction and Non Fiction
Red Maple Award
Grades 7 – 8
Grades 9 – 12