Your donation helps in so many ways. It funds programs that introduce children to the joy of reading. It helps newcomer students succeed in school; teaches digital technologies to job-seekers; brings the library to house-bound seniors, and much more.

Donors helped support all of these programs, services, collections and spaces in 2019.

Aboriginal Collection
Accessibility equipment
After School Clubs
Asian Heritage Month
Peter J. Bassnett Award for Professional Development
Black History Month celebrations and collections
Bluma Lecture
Cutting Edge Lecture
Digital Innovation Hubs
Elementary School Outreach
Family Literacy Day
Home Library Service
Great Reads booklet for children
Green programming
Healthcare collection
Innovators in Residence
June Callwood Lecture
KidsStops Early Literacy Centres
Leading to Reading
Museum and Arts Pass
Pauline Hinch Memorial Award for Staff Development
Poetry Slam
Pop-Up Learning Labs
Puppetry collection
Reach Out and Read
Sophie’s Studio programming
Summer Camp Programming
Storytime Outreach
TD Gallery
TD Summer Reading Club for Kids
TPL Teens
Young Voices
Youth Hubs

Reading and Literacy

Donors just like you make many of the Library’s reading programs possible: Programs like Ready for Reading and KidsStop Interactive Early Literacy Centres that give babies and toddlers their first exposure to reading. Older children and teens get engaged with reading through fun, interactive programs such as the TD Summer Reading Club and Word Out. Donor support is also critical for Home Library Services that brings books and other reading materials to the elderly and home-bound. Read more…

Life-long Learning

Donors help make life-long learning accessible and stimulating for all Torontonians – regardless of age or circumstances. Because of donations from people like you, students new to Canada can get the help they need to succeed through After School Newcomer Hubs; teens get inspiration to explore their creativity in Young Voices; and people of all ages can attend free courses on Personal Finance and Digital Technology. Read more…

Creativity and Culture

When you donate, you help build cultural and creative destinations that stimulate creativity, encourage collaboration, and spark experimentation. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can gain valuable skills through donor-funded programs like Business Inc. Torontonians can experience different cultures through Black History Month, Asian Heritage Month and Aboriginal History Month. Everyone is invited to attend free, top-calibre talks like the June Callwood Lecture and Bluma Lecture. Read more…