THURSDAY
APRIL 27
TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

About Biblio Bash

It was an exceptional night in support of Toronto Public Library!

Last year, Biblio Bash raised $700,000+ to support the Toronto Public Library. With 100 branches across the city the Library is a vibrant community hub and thriving organization that is an indispensable part of the lives of over 70% of Torontonians who rely on its programs and services every year. Together, in 2018, we made a powerful difference in the lives of young Torontonians, and in the future of our city.

Funds raised from our annual Bash ensures that our Library remains a thriving community hub by creating free life-changing programs, services and spaces for all. A heartfelt thanks to our many 2018 generous sponsors, guests, supporters, staff and volunteers. Your commitment to the Library was instrumental to the gala’s incredible success.

Stay tuned for 2019 details! Further questions? Please email Rachel MacLeod, Toronto Public Library Foundation.

View photos from our gala experience.

AUTHOR PHOTOS

EVENT PHOTOS

 

TPLF IN THE NEWS | PRESS RELEASES | INTERVIEWS | MEDIA

June 20, 2018 – The Kit: Fashion Highlights of 2018 Biblio Bash

BizBash: Silent Auction in Library Stacks

April 30, 2018 – ELLE Canada: Celebrating Biblio Bash 2018

April 30, 2018 ReleaseBiblio Bash Raises Nearly $700,000 for Youth Empowerment Programs and Services at Toronto Public Library

March 26, 2018 Release: Canada’s Top Authors Come Together to Support Youth Empowerment Programs at the Library

April 16 Interview: Biblio Guest Authors on What Libraries Mean to Them

 

2018 Impact

  • $701,400Raised to support Toronto Public Library

  • 473Guests at Toronto Reference Library

  • 43Top Canadian Authors

  • $168,200Onsite Fundraising

  • 1Inspiring Bibilio Bash!

2018 Sponsors

Presented by

  • TD Newest

Dinner SponsorLabatt

Library Lounge Reception Sponsor
Mantella

Author Host SponsorGerry & Shanitha

Event Sponsor Portrait Studio Sponsor
Whitehots Rogers
Documentary Sponsor Discovery Sponsor
Haynes Connell Foundation Slate Foundation & Type Books

Media SponsorsMedia Sponsors - Toronto Star & Toronto Life

Bilbio Bash Authors

At Biblio Bash guests mingle with Canada’s top authors – all in support of our Library.

Notable Biblio Bash authors have included Giller Prize winners Michael Redhill (Bellevue Square, 2017) and Esi Edugyan (Half-Blood Blues, 2011); New York Times Bestseller Shari Lapena (The Couple Next Door); Toronto chef and cookbook author Matt Dean Pettit; novelist, screenwriter and journalist Heather O’Neill (Lullabies for Little Criminals); Order of Canada recipients, Joy Kogawa (Obasan), Thomas King (The Inconvenient Indian) and children’s poet Dennis Lee (Alligator Pie); and acclaimed author and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald, among others.

2019 list of authors will be posted before the Bash!

Committee

VICTORIA WEBSTER
 Honorary Chair

Claire McIntyre, Co-Chair
Ellen Webster, Co-Chair

Rita Bates

Erin Bermingham

Devin Connell
Kate Daniels
Jane Halverson

Peter Hayes

Melanie Johnston

Shanitha Kachan

Ann Layton
Lindsay Mattick

Bernadette Morra

Kim Tanenbaum
Colette van den Thillart

Liane Thomas 

Contact Us

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES

Tracy Finkelstein
Toronto Public Library Foundation
416-393-7230

EMAIL

GENERAL INFORMATION

Rachel MacLeod
Toronto Public Library Foundation
416-397-5977

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