MPL is committed to serving kids in Markham by helping you to stay active, healthy and engaged in the community.

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Virtual schooling is not easy that's why MPL is here to help. Get instant help during our Children's Info Desk office hours, sign up for extra worksheets, check out our blogs and reading lists just for kids.


Summer Reading Club 2021

Summer Reading Club

Coming soon ….

Online registration begins June 19,2021. 

Staff Picks

Need help to find some good books to read or eAudiobooks to listen to? Check out our staff picks here.

Staff Picks

Picture Books That Cultivate Joy

Sometimes the world can be a heavy and overwhelming place so it's great when we can reach for stories that offer hope and joy.

Recommended Reads for Summer Reading Club 2021

Welcome to Summer Reading Club! This year's theme is Game On!

Best Children's Books of 2020

Here are a few of what we think were the best children's books published this year.

Books, Playaways & Movies & TV

Can't get enough of good books? We've got more recommendations for you here. Not just that, we've also got movies and TV shows just for kids. Check out OverDrive Kids, Hoopla Kids and Kanopy Kids.


Staff Picks

Family reading

OverDrive Kids

OverDrive Kids eReading room is a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience just for kids.
Family at home using the library

Hoopla - Kids

hoopla is a digital media service offering movies, music, comics, eBooks, eAudiobooks and TV shows to stream...
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Kanopy Kids

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to 30,000+ critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites.

Online Resources for Kids

Looking for free online learning resources for kids? From language learning to craft projects, world book to research help, we have a variety of great resources just for kids.

Online Resources



Animated, talking versions of your favourite picture books. In addition to books, this interactive site includes games, puzzles and more.
BrainFuse Free Online Tutoring


Brainfuse is MPL’s new online tutoring + learning suite that offers support to students from K-12, College/University, and Adult Learners.

Little Pim (Grades Pre-K-1)

An online resource to teach your child a foreign language(Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, etc)

Curated Learning Websites for Kids

Looking for additional help? Check out these curated resources that our staff have put together for you.

Online Resources


Check out our blog posts written for parents and kids only.


Need to entertain the kids at home but don't have time? We have a collection of archived Circle Time videos for you. Check them out.


Virtual Storytime

Markham Public Library - Virtual Storytime

Markham Public Library - Virtual Storytime


Virtual Storytime

Markham Public Library - Virtual Storytime

Markham Public Library - Virtual Storytime


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