Toronto is a city of readers.
Did you know that Toronto Public Library is the world’s busiest public library system? And that nearly 70% of Torontonians use the library? Our thanks are owed to the TPL staff, who are doing exceptional work to protect intellectual freedom. All 100 branches have been declared Book Sanctuaries, and if you have not come across the Book Sanctuary Collection, please seek it out. It features 50 adult, teen and children’s books that have been challenged, censored, or removed from a public library or school in North America. A book list I am most delighted to be on!
Public libraries are essential to our democratic civil society, so wherever home is for you in Canada, please consider a donation to your local library.