Celebrate Canadian Library Month! Celebrate Canadian Library Month!

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Give back to the Library It’s October. Let’s shine a light on TPL.

Big or small, every gift matters Every gift matters

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TPL is a trusted resource that Torontonians rely on Torontonians put their trust in TPL

Why donate to TPL? Why donate to TPL?

Libraries matter, now more than ever. 

Since 1997, the role of the Toronto Public Library Foundation has been to raise funds that help amplify and accelerate the exceptional work that TPL does. Donations have a resounding impact on those who rely on the Library’s programs, services and spaces.


Join Literary Circle

Literary Circle members are a community of Library champions who support TPL’s highest needs. A minimum monthly donation of $125 provides you access to events featuring fascinating authors, story-tellers and thought-leaders.

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Boosting Seniors’ Digital Literacy

TPL introduces the Community Librarians for Seniors’ Initiative where staff connect with seniors at their point of need and work with community agencies to help increase digital confidence, while reducing loneliness, increasing independence and social connectedness.

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Make a legacy gift

When you include Toronto Public Library in your will or other estate plans, you ensure the Library thrives today and for generations to come.

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Toronto Public Library makes our city more resilient.

  • Shop our I’m Library People Collection

    T-shirts, bags, notebooks and more – gifts for the library fans in your life. Shop at our retail partner, The Spacing Store, online or in store. Partial proceeds support Toronto Public Library.

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  • October is Canadian Library Month

    Celebrate with us! It’s the perfect time to give back to the Library. Help support vital programs and services by making a donation that will be directed to highest priority needs at TPL.

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  • Healthy Snacks in After School Clubs

    Through the Feeding Young Minds initiative, TPL is now providing regular healthy food options at select branches in its After School Clubs, giving children the fuel they need to succeed. Snacks are delivered to kids alongside programming, thanks to Lead Supporter, the Moez and Marissa Kassam Foundation.


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  • Leave a bequest to the Library

    A gift in your will or a bequest is the simplest way to make a future gift in support of Toronto Public Library and a wonderful way to leave a lasting personal legacy.

    And supporters who include TPL in their will become members of our Heritage Society. Your legacy gift has benefits.

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Why Toronto Public Library?

  • Focus on Equity

    TPL is committed to helping level the playing field for all Torontonians, and will work to understand and break down barriers to access and increase inclusion so that everyone feels welcome and represented at the Library.
  • Supporting our Community

    No other public institution has the mandate and reach, physical and technical infrastructure, talent and community presence to empower Torontonians the way TPL does.
  • Access for Everyone

    There continues to be a digital divide in our city that makes access to technology and the skills to navigate and use it, challenging. For vulnerable populations who are most impacted, TPL provides equitable access that is critical for Torontonians to be successful, connected and well.

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