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.

Aboriginal Collection
Accessibility equipment
After School Clubs
Asian Heritage Month
Peter J. Bassnett Award for Professional Development
Black History celebrations and collections
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon Lectures
Bookbash
Bookmobiles
Career Coaching in Residence
Dial-a-Story
Digital Innovation Hubs
Elementary School Outreach
Environmentalists in Residence
Family Literacy Day
Home Library Servicev
Great Reads booklet for children
Indigenous Celebrations
Innovators in Residence
June Callwood Lecture
KidsStops Early Literacy Centres
Kindergarten Outreach
Leading to Reading
March Break
Museum + Arts Pass (MAP)
Musicians in Residence
Our Fragile Planet
Pauline Hinch Memorial Award for Staff Development
Poetry Slam
Pop-Up Learning Labs
Puppetry collection
Ready for Reading
Sophie’s Studio programming
Special Collections
Summer Camp Programming
Storytime Outreach
TD Gallery
TD Summer Reading Club
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…