Important 2021 Membership Update

For the first time since its inception in 2004, we have refreshed our Literary Circle giving levels and program structure to better serve our members. A minimum annual donation of $1,500 enrolls you into a community of Library champions who supports TPL’s highest needs.

Why Become a Member?

Joining Literary Circle is one of the most impactful ways you can make a difference at Toronto Public Library and be part of a diverse community of Library champions including life-long learners, innovators, avid readers, city builders and cultural tastemakers; all who share a love of the Library. As a member of the Literary Circle, you’ll enjoy access to virtual events that feature fascinating authors, story-tellers and thought-leaders, while supporting the highest priority needs of the world’s busiest public library system – Toronto Public Library.


  • Invitations to intimate events featuring renowned authors like Yann Martel, Salman Rushdie, Miriam Toews, Peter Wohlleben, Heather O’Neill, and Chef David Tanis
  • Recognition in the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Annual Report and on the Foundation Donor Wall located at the Toronto Reference Library
  • A tax receipt for 100% of your donation

Choose or Renew Your Membership

Become a Literary Circle member today by making a one-time donation or a cumulative monthly gift to the Library at one of the membership levels.

For existing Literary Circle Members

Renew Here

Reader’s Circle

$1,500 – $4,999/annually
All Reader’s Circle members enjoy the core member benefits.

Monthly Donation One-time Donation

Collector’s Circle

$5,000 – $9,999/annually
All Collector’s Circle members enjoy the Reader’s Circle benefits plus:
An invitation to one virtual “Behind the Scenes” Library event annually

Monthly Donation One-time Donation

Conservator’s Circle

$10,000 – $24,999/annually
All Conservator’s Circle members enjoy the Collector’s Circle benefits plus:
Exclusive invitations to two private events annually

Monthly Donation One-time Donation

Upcoming Events

September 2021 – Special announcement coming in July.

Past Events


In conversation with City Librarian, Vickery Bowles and Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director of the DC Public Library
May 11, 2021

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Exploring the essential role public libraries play in supporting vulnerable communities, and how they will be instrumental in helping cities recover from the pandemic.



Author to Author: A lively conversation between Natalie Jenner & Phuc Tran
October 20, 2020

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Corporate Lawyer. Tattoo Artist. International Best-Selling Writer. Natalie Jenner and Phuc Tran share their winding journeys to becoming first-time, best-selling authors. Now more than ever, many of us find ourselves re-imagining what our post-COVID lives could look like. We hope that learning more about Natalie and Phuc’s acclaimed books, and hearing their personal stories, may inspire you to take a leap and try something adventurous on your bucket list.



Toronto x Food

Toronto x Food: A Conversation with Toronto Foodies
November 13, 2020

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Toronto Foodies Claire Tansey, Afrim Pristine and Alison Fryer joined us to discuss all things food! We had a lively and engaging discussion about the industry, our city’s food scene, family traditions and so much more.


Literary Circle Committee

Jennifer Wardrop, Chair

Ayman Alvi

Michael Carruthers

Kirsten Hanson

Adrian Ishak

Lucia Luscio

Malik Martin

Florence Narine

Beth Richmond

Irene Ying



For more information, please contact: 

Jennifer Le
Manager, Individual Giving & Events
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
416-393-7073   |