Everyone has their own personal reasons for giving to Toronto Public Library. Many give because they have loved the library since childhood. Or they appreciate that the library is a vital resource for so many in our city. If you need a reason to give, read our list of 100.

All of the reasons in blue have been, or are, fully or partially funded by donors.

 

IRENE CHALMERS

Irene Chalmers

Irene Chalmers

I started reading to Emily, my first baby, when she was in the womb. She was born during a very cold February and to keep from getting isolated at home, I ventured to the library – at the time, the tiny Mt. Pleasant branch. Two more babies came, and we moved from house to house, but the warm welcome and rich treasures of the nearest TPL branch were constant, and all three of my children became avid readers and lovers of books like their mom.

 

 

Jen Lee Kos, Toronto

Jen Lee Kos, Toronto

JEN LEE KOS
In the beginning of this year, I committed to taking our kids to the TPL once a week and allowing them to take out as many books as they want. Part of the reason was because I remember so clearly that my mother had done the same for myself and my sister, and those memories have stayed very dear to me! These trips have changed the way my kids think about reading and books. According to them, going to the TPL means “We love books and we love to read!”