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 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 to inquire about booking a virtual class visit or to see how we can help you further.

Storytimes and other literacy based programs promote the development of early literacy skills. Research shows that parents and caregivers play the most critical role in their child’s early literacy and language development as their first teachers.

Developing early literacy skills will make it easier for children to read once they are ready to do so.

Visit for storytime schedules, early literacy videos, the early literacy activities calendar and accessing Dial-A-Story.

Forest of Reading® Awards
Congratulations! The 2022 Forest of Reading Award Winners have been named!

The votes are in! Forest of Reading readers helped choose the best Canadian authors and illustrators and selected this year’s award winners.

These awards were presented at the Forest of Reading Awards, hosted by Ali Hassan and streamed on Curio, CBC’s educational service, and CBC Books.

Official Press Release (English & French)

The fun isn’t over just yet! For more information and virtual celebrations for 2022, visit

Password: 2022Forest!

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

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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.

Visit the Library TD Summer Reading Club page.