Donor supported programs and services

Do you know what donors support at Toronto Public Library? If you guessed the TD Summer Reading Club and the Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass, congratulations! They are two of the library’s biggest programs and are fully funded by donations. And there’s a lot more! You might be surprised to learn that some of the things you use are supported by donors.

Without donors, some of these vital programs, services, collections, and technology wouldn’t exist or would be smaller in scope. Can you imagine how different the library would be without donors?

If you love the library. If you believe everyone deserves access to opportunities and learning. If you understand the library’s importance in building a stronger city, then please donate today.

Supported by Donors in 2016

Aboriginal History programs

Accessible equipment for people with disabilities

Adult literacy

Black History Month celebrations

Book Bash

Bluma Appel Lecture


Consumer Health and Mental Health collections

Cutting Edge Lecture

Digital Innovation Hubs

Digitization of special collections

Elementary School Outreach

Great Books Lecture Series

Great Reads for Kids

Home Library Service

Indigenous Celebrations

Innovator in Residence

Laptop lending

Leading to Reading

LGBTQ collection

Materials for the visually impaired

Performing Arts collection

Pop-Up Learning Labs

Ready for Reading

Retirement on a  Low-Income information series

Storytime Outreach

Summer tech camps

Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass

Sun Life Financial MAP Family Saturdays

Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library

TD Gallery

TD Summer Reading club

Telepresence technology

TPL Teens Summer Edition

Vinyl collection

Virtual reality module

Wifi hotspot lending

Young Voices

Youth Hubs