COVID-19: latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts.

Libraries now open with limited services.

Resources for teachers and students

The library partners with Mississauga schools to enhance the reading, research and curriculum needs of teachers and students from kindergarten to grade 12. Below are resources to assist with navigating this year’s new and different path to learning success.

Obtain library cards on behalf of your students (under 16 years old), by following these steps:

  1. Print or email the Library Card Registration Form. It must be signed by a parent/caregiver if the student is under 16 years old.
  2. Drop off all completed registration forms to your designated Mississauga Library location – click here to find your library location.

Bundle together and drop off all forms in an envelope. Please include teacher’s name, school name and contact information on the envelope.

You will be contacted to pick up the cards when they are ready. Once the cards have been processed and are ready for pick up, library staff will get in touch to arrange a time for pick up.

New for 2020-2021: If you are a teacher at a private school, PDSB Online School or DPCDSB Remote School, please contact library.programs@mississauga.ca to inquire about obtaining library cards.

Individuals 16 years of age and older can apply online for a Virtual Library Card.

During our phased library reopening, we are offering video and virtual class visits. In addition, the library is offering a variety of resources for teachers, students and parents.

At this time we are unable to offer class visits/attend school events in person but we look forward to seeing you all soon! In the meantime, please be sure to watch our virtual class visit videos and explore the online resources listed above.

Email library.programs@mississauga.ca to inquire about booking a virtual class visit or to see how we can help you further.

Join the virtual Forest of Reading 2021 Award Programs celebration. Connect with authors and illustrators. May 18-20, 2021.

For registered users

Password: #forest#2021

What is included in the Celebrations?

  1. Blue Spruce Read Alouds (9 Videos): 9 of the 10 nominated titles are read by the people that wrote them
  2. Yellow Cedar Virtual Visits: Learn from the Experts (6 Videos): 6 nominees do virtual visits to talk about their nominated titles
  3. White Pine Virtual Visits: 44 Questions With… (8 Videos): 8 of the 10 nominees answer 44 questions about themselves
  4. Le prix Peuplier Read Alouds (9 Videos): 9 of the 10 nominated titles are read by the people that wrote them
  5. Forest of Reading: Award Winner Interviews (6 Videos): Featuring interviews of each of the Award Winners for the English Programs, available after the Forest of Reading Awards are presented

Free to the public

Online Forest of Reading Awards

The Forest of Reading Award ceremonies will be presented in partnership with CBC Books online through CBC’s platform Curio.ca on May 18, 19 and 20, 2021. Winners of the Forest of Reading Awards will be announced throughout the three days, hosted by Ali Hassan.

Available again soon!

This program introduces grade four students in Mississauga to their local public library and encourages them to read for pleasure throughout the year. The goal of this program is to ignite the joy of reading and to motivate students to visit the library on a regular basis. At the end of each school year, we celebrate classes with the highest participation rates across Mississauga at a special (invitation only) event at Celebration Square!

To book a Grade 4 Read to Succeed introductory visit for your class, check the library school partner list and contact the library nearest you. Buses and program are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

If you have any questions or need more information, email us at library.programs@mississauga.ca

Currently unavailable.

Book a tour of your local library location for your class. If your public school is not within walking distance, you may qualify for the free bus service courtesy of Friends of the Library. Check the library school partner list to find the library closest to your school.

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. The club helps kids explore the fun of reading and celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories.

Participating in reading programs can help kids improve or maintain their reading levels during the summer. Fostering a love of reading helps improve word recognition, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Kids can register and participate online through the TD Summer Reading Club website. When you sign up, make sure to choose your closest location from the Mississauga Library drop down list. Registration begins June 15.

Grab & Go Bags

TD Summer Reading Club Materials are available for contactless pick-up beginning Jul 2 at all library branches.

Each bag contains:

  • (one of) Preschool or School Age Notebook/Reading Tracker
  • Web Access Sticker
  • Sticker Sheet
  • Fortune Teller
  • Top Recommended Reads