Supporting a Good Cause
With every $10 donated to the Children's Book Bank you are helping us put 5 more books into the hands of eager young readers. We also have a monthly donation program to make supporting The Children’s Book Bank easy, affordable and flexible.
Who We Are
We have a wonderful group of staff and volunteers who spend their days helping children discover the love of books and reading both at our storefront and through our hundreds of partnerships across the Greater Toronto Area.
The Children’s Book Bank is a registered charity, which provides free, gently-used books and literacy support to children and their families living in vulnerable or high-needs neighbourhoods throughout Toronto. Since opening, the Book Bank has delivered over one million books through our storefront programming in the Regent Park/St. Jamestown/Moss Park neighbourhoods, as well as in partnership with hundreds of community organizations, social agencies and schools.
Children and families are welcome to browse our shelves, choose a book they would like to read and then take it home to keep – for FREE, and there is no registration required to visit.
Handmade to Save Books
All the cards and buttons sold in our shop are upcycled from the well-loved books we are not able to give to our visitors – and crafted by one of our amazing volunteers.
By purchasing these items or other merchandise specially made for The Children’s Book Bank, you are helping us share books and the love of reading with children across the city.
Designed with 💙 by Volunteers
Designed in collaboration with UX Designers from the University of Toronto, Master of Information Program: Jermaine Williams, Cody Foo, Kai Hong, Gianina Ramos, Menghan Wang, and Michelle Yuan.