Mary brings a passion for books and reading, combined with a commitment to providing support for immigrants, refugees and other newcomers to her role as Executive Director.
Director of Inventory, Outreach and Communications
Roxanne is a former bookstore owner and a co-founder of StoryMobs. She’s a book lover with a flair for the dramatic. Roxanne loves tea, recommending books, and all things Harry Potter.
Manager of Programming and Volunteer Engagement
Loribeth is an editor, administrator, and lover of all things literary. She loves dressing up, reading mysteries, and recommending her childhood favourites to everyone who comes into the Book Bank.
The Children’s Book Bank was founded by a group of community volunteers in late 2007. The Children’s Book Bank is grateful to Jocelyn Barford, Kim Beatty, Willa Black, Joanne Browne, Jane Crist, Nancy Evans, Janet MacPhail, Kathy Martin, Janet Newlands, Diane Rhind, Nora Spence, and Louise Sugar.
The Children’s Book Bank acknowledges the advice and support of Carol McCabe and Nora Spence, founders of the Bookshare Program.
- Do you love working with children, have a passion for children’s literature, and an interest in social justice?
- Do you enjoy working in a storefront environment? (stocking shelves, cleaning, helping customers pick out books)
- Are you available 2-3 hours per week, for at least one year?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, we would love to have you as a volunteer! Click here to access our application form. (Please note: applicants must be at least 16 years of age.)
Interested in corporate volunteerism or temporary volunteerism (less than one year)? Please contact Loribeth Gregg for more details.
Board of Directors 2018-19
Zenia B. Wadhwani