Aaniin Library

City of Markham

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Adventures in STEAM(science technology engineering art math)

Young minds will discover Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math at the library through hands-on activities based on the Ontario school curriculum. STEAM learning uses children's natural curiosity to foster a positive attitude towards scientific discovery, problem solving, and creative play. (Participants are welcome to take this program again and enjoy new activities each session) Parents do not participate.
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5 - 8
From $55.18 (4 classes)

Baby Jumpstart

Share special times with baby by participating in sensory activities and exploration through the use of books, bouncing rhymes, music, and games in order to stimulate brain development and promote early literacy in a fun social environment.Parent Participation required.
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3 mo - 1 yr 1 mo
From $55.18 (8 classes)

Baby and Books (a storytime for little ones)

Spend time with your little one in this storytime especially for you and your baby. Share rhymes, tickles, baby bounces, songs and books all of which are known to be very good for baby brain development. This program is best suited to newborns and babies who are not yet walking.
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1 mo - 1 yr 3 mo
$0.00 (8 classes)

Computers - Animation Cartoons

Come unleash your imagination in this program by creating your own animated cartoon movie. You will be guided step by step in a computerized envrironment, as you create and watch your cartoon come to life! This course develops logical and motor skill, stimulating creativity and self expression. At the end of the program children will bring home a DVD.
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6 - 12
From $145.59 (4 classes)

Computers - Keyboarding Skills

This program was designed to develop typing skills at a young age. Through different hands-on activities and educational games children will master keyboarding. Learning the correct methods of typing while they are young is an important step to ensuring their future success. (Participants are welcome to take this program again to further improve their keyboarding skills)
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8 - 15
From $145.59 (8 classes)

Read and Play

Play is one of the primary ways preschoolers learn abou the world. Play-based activities, stories, songs and crafts will appeal to your child's natural curiosity and support development of literacy skills through sounds in words, creative thinking and problem solving skills to prepare for school success. (Based on Every Child Ready to Read practices) Parent participation required
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1.5 - 3
From $55.18 (8 classes)


Discover and learn coding at a young age. With the guidance of our instructor, children will develop coding skills using drag & drop programming. Using our computers, participants will develop simple games, create stories using their own characters and program an Ozobot. No coding experience necessary.
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6 - 9
From $145.59 (8 classes)

Toddler Jumpstart

Share special times with your walking toddler by exploring the world around them through stories, rhymes, music, creative play, and craft creation in a social environment. Program encourages fine and gross motor skills, and supports language learning and early literacy skills. Parent Participation required.
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1 yr 2 mo - 2
From $55.18 (8 classes)

City of Markham

Markham offers quality recreational programs and courses, day camps, senior clubs, and drop-in classes in the areas of sports, fitness and wellness, swimming and aquatics, education and leisure, the arts, leadership and much more. There is something for all ages and abilities.

Recreation For All! Markham believes that municipal recreation opportunities should be available to all residents. If you are a Markham resident experiencing financial difficulty you may request a fee assistance application by contacting the Registration Team at 905-475-4731 or by email. Applications for assistance must be supported by a social service organization and a monthly income statement is required. Some restrictions apply.

Changes to program information may occur after a guide (i.e. the Magazine) has been printed. Please contact the Contact Centre via e-mail customerservice@markham.ca or call us at 905-475-4731. The Contact Centre is open regularly Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

For questions, suggestions or concerns, please contact the Community Recreation Coordinators by area.


*Please contact the specific municipality office, check its web site or the latest Markham Life Magazine (online or in print), or Things You Should Know (online or in print) for further program information (deadlines, payment options, forms, refund, withdrawal, transfer, missed classes, cancellations, etc), or the latest updates.

General Registration Information

Registration Methods

There are four ways (below) to register for a recreational program with the City of Markham. EZ Reg (online registration) and Fast Track (telephone registration) are the fastest options and provide you with immediate confirmation.

  • EZ Reg (Online)
  • Fast Track (Telephone): call 905-475-4867 and follow the voice prompt instructions
  • Fax: fax completed program registration form to 905-479-7767 (any time prior to Drop Box deadline)
  • Mail or Drop Box: drop off completed registration form at one of the following locations:
    • Angus Glen C.C. - 3990 Major Mackenzie Dr.
    • Armadale C.C. - 2401 Denison C.C.
    • Centennial C.C. - 8600 McCowan Rd.
    • Cornell C.C. - 3201 Bur Oak Ave.
    • Milliken Mills C.C.- 7600 Kennedy Rd.
    • Thornhill C.C. - 7755 Bayview Ave.
    • Civic Centre - 101 Town Centre Blvd.

Or mail completed registration form to:

Contact Centre Registration
101 Town Centre Blvd.
Markham, Ontario
L3R 9W3

Mail or Drop Box Registrations are processed at the Civic Centre. Registration forms are processed in a random order, so using the drop box does not guarantee a space in a program.

To register online or by phone you will need a client barcode and account PIN. If you do not have this information, call the Contact Centre at 905-475-4731 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Registration Dates - Fall 2015 Registration Dates


Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 - 6:30 AM


Tuesday, Aug. 25th, 2015 - 6:30 AM


Non-Resident Registration

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 - Programs

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015- Swimming



*Please contact the specific municipality office, check its web site or the  latest Markham Life Magazine (online or in print), or Things You Should Know  (online or in print) for further program information (deadlines, payment options, forms, refund, withdrawal, transfer, missed classes, cancellations, etc), or the latest updates.


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