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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 new retail partner, The Spacing Store, online or in store. Partial proceeds support Toronto Public Library.

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  • An extraordinary gift to TPL

    Shawn Kimel and Kate Schatzky’s unrestricted $1.25 million donation empowered Toronto Public Library to invest funds into areas where they were most needed.

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  • Make a bequest to the Library

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

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  • Reading leads to success

    Leading to Reading is a free TPL service that assists children who struggle with reading to help develop their learning skills. This vital program is generously supported by The Haynes-Connell Foundation, Friends of TPL, North Chapter, Bank of America and other donors.

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  • May is Asian Heritage Month

    From author talks to film screenings to musical performances, enjoy Asian Heritage at TPL with a variety of specially-designed events, programs and activities for all ages that celebrate the broad diversity of Asian heritage and culture.

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  • New! Virtual Interview Room

    This welcoming library space at North York Central Library allows job seekers to book time to participate in virtual job interviews and practice their video-conferencing skills. Made possible thanks to the generosity of The Sorbara Family.

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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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