The public library is perhaps one of the greatest unsung heroes when it comes to leisure opportunities and cultural enrichment. Libraries aren’t just for bibliophiles (although for avid readers, there is great pleasure in having rows upon rows of reading material to choose from); they are community hubs with programming and events for all ages.
In fact, we are such fans of the public library, we’ve written about various gems scattered throughout the city. Click here to read We Read At The Bloor / Gladstone Library!, Dive Into Summer Reading At The Beaches Library, Explore An Architectural Landmark: The Toronto Reference Library and Mindful Leisure At The Locke Library In Lawrence Park.
Another one of our favourites is the Danforth/Coxwell Library, located at 1675 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
Firstly, as with all of Toronto’s libraries, there is free Wi-Fi. Bonus! You can work in comfort or curl up with a good read. Making use of the library’s collection is not only cost-saving, but it’s also right in line with making mindful about consumer choices, helping the environment.
Families will particularly appreciate the host of programming geared to children. As any parent knows, it can be hard to fill those P.A. Days or harsh weather days with fun-filled activities that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Programming here is mostly free, or very low-cost. Some of the cool programs for kids include a LEGO club, P.A. Day workshops, Snap Circuit workshops (kids learn hands-on about electricity), painting programs, magic shows, baby storytime (which is a great way for young parents to connect with each other) and more.
One of our favourite workshops run at the Danforth/Coxwell Library? The Ripple Foundation offers ‘Write It’ Workshops for youth in grades 4 through grade 8. The program aims to improve the writing skills of children through fun, interactive activities. Youth are encouraged to find their voice and gain confidence in their choices as a writer. There is no cost to participate; all workshops are free of charge!
Adults have their choice of ongoing programs and events as well with book clubs, writer’s meetings, film screenings, ESL conversation circles (giving newcomers the chance to practice English in a friendly, community-based conversational setting) and workshops on topical/seasonal matters, like tax filing and gardening.
What’s your pleasure? You can likely pursue it at this public library branch.
A Hop, Skip & A Jump To The Danforth Coxwell Library
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Be sure to visit a few of our other Toronto library blogs, where we celebrate our love of reading!
Do you love The Danforth as much as we do?
Check out our Danforth Neighbourhood Page with flavour video, census data, and local amenities to serve you and your family, including this post called A Brief History On The Intensification Of The Danforth!
Or view our other Toronto Neighbourhood Pages!
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