TO HELP ANSWER YOUR TPL FOOD BANK QUESTIONS
If you have an inquiry regarding our pop-up library food banks, please email Toronto Public Library’s customer service department directly at Answerline@tpl.ca and they will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that you may experience longer than usual response times.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT USED BOOK DONATIONS WHILE BRANCHES ARE CLOSED
Please check our website for updates about the re-opening of the BookENDS Used Book Stores and details about when we will resume book donations.
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May 21, 2020: Curbside Drop-off and Pick-Up Service Begin on May 25th.
March 15, 2020: All Toronto Public Library branches closed.
Love Your City | Love TPL Community Campaign
Even with our branches closed, Toronto Public Library continues to serve our community in unique and valuable ways. When more than 1/3 of food banks closed, we quickly turned twelve of our library branches into pop-up food centres to support those who are most vulnerable in our city. Kids should always have access to books, which is why we just announced the distribution of free books for kids in food bank hampers through our library branch food centres. Donate today and keep kids reading, learning and thriving during these challenging times.
A $40 donation can provide 5 books for kids who need them most. GIVE TODAY
About the Foundation
The Toronto Public Library Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds to support the exemplary collections, groundbreaking programs and services, and the innovative community spaces at the world’s busiest public library system; Toronto Public Library. Since its inception in 1997, the Foundation has raised over $84 million thanks to generous donors and corporate partners who have helped fund such popular and beloved programs as the TD Summer Reading Club and the Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library. Donating to Toronto Public Library is an investment in literacy, education, culture and the vitality of a world-class city.
How Do We Fundraise?
The Foundation works closely with our community and dedicated volunteers to fundraise through:
- Annual events that include Biblio Bash (our black tie gala) and Hush Hush, Toronto’s most unique fundraiser and #partyinthestacks
- Leadership groups like our Literary Circle
- Individual and corporate donations
- Leave a gift by Will
- Establish an Endowment or give to an existing Endowment
- Community fundraisers like the Friends of the Library supporting TPL through proceeds raised during their used book sales
SHOP AND SUPPORT THE LIBRARY (ONLINE ONLY)
We are thrilled to let everyone know that I’m Library People merchandise is back in operation! Your favourite tee shirts, tote bags, kids apparel and more are now available for purchase ONLINE. Each purchase benefits Toronto Public Library, with partial proceeds supporting the Library’s highest priority need.
Land Acknowledgement Statement
Toronto Public Library is situated on Indigenous land and Dish with One Spoon territory. This is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Toronto Public Library gratefully acknowledges these Indigenous nations for their guardianship of this land. More Information.