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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 community 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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Guided by the needs of vulnerable Torontonians

In partnership with the Gerstein Crisis Centre, TPL’s new Social Services Team initiative is a free public service to customers experiencing mental health challenges, addictions, financial challenges, and homelessness or precarious housing.

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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.

  • Celebrate Black History Month

    Presented by the TD Ready Commitment, Toronto Public Library honours Black History year round with programs, reading lists and podcast episodes that shine a spotlight on Black history and culture.

    Upcoming events
  • My message about supporting Toronto Public Library

    “Libraries matter, and donations to Toronto Public Library help support the work it does to ensure that all Torontonians, especially young people with not a lot of money, have access to the vital resources and information they need to succeed.”

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  • Limited edition I’m Library People Mug

    Available for sale at The Spacing Store (online and in-store) as well as at Balzac’s Cafés across Ontario. Every mug sold includes a donation to Toronto Public Library. Or shop the full ILP collection with t-shirts, mugs, bags, notebooks, and more. Great gifts for the library fans in your life!

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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 30 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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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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