Welcome to The Children’s Book Bank

The Children’s Book Bank is a registered charity that supports childhood literacy by providing free books and literacy support to children in low-income neighbourhoods in the Toronto area.

From Canada’s first storefront “book bank” in the Regent Park area of Toronto, The Children’s Book Bank collects and distributes gently used children’s books and distributes them free of charge to children who might not otherwise have a chance to own their own books. The Children’s Book Bank opened its doors in May 2008 and in its first five years of operation gave away over 400,000 free books!

Join Us For An Evening with Helen Humphreys

We are pleased to announce that Helen Humphreys will be our feature author for the 5th annual literary evening in support of The Children’s Book Bank. Tickets are to be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets.

Purchase your tickets

Tickets include a copy of the book The Evening Chorus, wine and light refreshments, plus a donation to The Children’s Book Bank (tax receipts available for a portion of the ticket sale).

Wednesday, April 8
at Daniels Spectrum 

Thank you to our sponsors Artscape and The Vine Agency. Please share this event with your book clubs, book worms, and bibliophiles!


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The Children’s Book Bank? Please watch our
latest video: Children’s Book Bank.