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Resources for teachers

The library partners with Mississauga schools to enhance the reading, research and curriculum needs of teachers and students from kindergarten to grade 12. Teachers can book a class visit or a free tour at any library location. You can also request that library staff visit your school, or find one of our reading programs for your class.

Online programs and resources

During the COVID closure and the 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.

  • Virtual children’s and teen programs, such as storytimes and teen robotics programs
  • Fun and educational video, including STEAM content
  • Curriculum-related resources
  • Reference and reader’s advisory services
  • Online author talk or guest speakers
  • Access to 24/7 online books, music, movies, comics etc. (Hoopla, Overdrive, Freegal)
  • Access to 24/7 online educational resources such as encyclopedias and databases

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

Class visits and events

Currently unavailable.

Library staff can visit your class, or attend special events at your school to promote literacy. To plan a class visit, check the library school partner list to find the library closest to your school.

Forest of Reading program

Currently unavailable.

Each year the Library supports the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards Program. You can borrow multiple copies of the nominated books from your local library. Print and electronic copies of each nominated title are available for borrowing.

Grade 4 Read to Succeed

Currently unavailable.

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

Library tours

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.

TD Summer Reading Club

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.