New Collection Update

Today we are sharing an important update about New Collection, the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s young professionals’ membership group. After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to close New Collection this spring, after our last event on April 5th.

New Collection was founded in 2012 by a dedicated group of volunteers to cultivate a next generation community of Library supporters by bringing them together for unique and engaging events. Over the years, the program has featured some of the country’s most outspoken thought-leaders, industry experts and award-winning authors, while developing a passionate group of Library champions. We are sincerely grateful for their dedication to TPL. We will be providing all members with options on how they may choose to stay connected to the Library – such as attending Hush Hush –  and sincerely hope they will continue to enjoy the over 40,000 free and accessible programs Toronto Public Library offers online and in our 100 branches.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca.

From all of us at TPLF, to all members of New Collection – past and present – a sincere THANK YOU for your many years of support to Toronto Public Library.

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FAQs

I’m a monthly donor, what will happen to my donation?
As New Collection’s last event is in April, the TPL Foundation will process your monthly gifts until April 1, 2019. You will receive a tax receipt for the portion of your New Collection membership payments made between January 2019-April 2019 (as outlined by the CRA), in May.

Alternatively, if you fulfill the remainder of your one-year membership pledge, we would like to offer you one complimentary ticket to Hush Hush 2019. If you have questions about your monthly donation, please contact newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca.

 

I paid for my membership with a one-time donation. Can I get a refund?
Yes.The TPL Foundation can issue you a pro-rated refund, based on the unused months of your membership. As New Collection’s last event is in April, we will start pro-rating memberships in May. For example, if your membership is valid from August, 2018 – July, 2019, we can issue you a refund based on the value of your membership from May, 2019 – July, 2019 (for a total of three months).

Alternatively, in lieu of a refund, we would be happy to provide you with one complimentary ticket to Hush Hush 2019. If you have questions about your donation, please contact newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Can I continue to support Toronto Public Library
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Yes! Your support is vital to the diverse and essential programs and services that TPL offers every day to 70% of Torontonians. If you wish to continue your support of Toronto’s library, please contact newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Will you bring New Collection back?

We will continue to evaluate the best way to support TPL through the work of the Foundation.


Why did you close New Collection?

The Foundation is in strong growth mode, requiring us to prioritize resources to help us achieve our fundraising goals.  While we have been committed to New Collection over the past seven years, it is no longer aligned with our short or long term fundraising goals.  As a result, we will be wrapping up the program in Spring 2019. We sincerely hope our dedicated volunteers and members will opt to stay connected to the Library in other ways.

If you wish to continue your support of Toronto’s library, please contact newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Are there other opportunities to volunteer for Toronto Public Library or the TPL Foundation?

Yes. You may wish to explore volunteer opportunities with:

To express your interest in volunteering, or for more information, please contact each group directly.


Are you still hosting Hush Hush 2019?

Yes! Hush Hush 2019 is scheduled for fall 2019, and we have exciting updates to share. Stay tuned for an announcement in the next couple months. We hope you will join us at the celebration.

 

LAST NEW COLLECTION EVENT

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Toronto off the Page: Drag Queen Storytime | April 5, 2019

Yorkville Branch
22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Fay and Fluffy

 

Join us for an adult version of TPL’s oh-so-popular children’s program Drag Queen Storytime. With two of Toronto’s most beloved drag queens, Fay and Fluffy, we’ll take over the Yorkville Branch after-hours. Yorkville Branch is home to TPL’s LGBTQ collection and is one of the three original branches in Toronto. We promise there will be loads fun for everyone!

 

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Contact us for more information

Ashley Boucher, Manager, Leadership Gifts
t. 416-393-7073
e. newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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