The Children’s Book Bank and Literacy Foundation was founded in late 2007 by a small group of dedicated individuals who saw the importance of ensuring that all children have access to books. In 2008, The Children’s Book Bank opened its storefront in Regent Park and since then has grown and developed as a result of the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations who have donated money, books and their time.
If you would like to give a one time donation, you can do so easily online through Canada Helps or by cheque payable to
The Children’s Book Bank:
350 Berkeley St. Toronto, ON M5A 2X5
Become a Monthly Donor
Becoming a Monthly Donor is easy and can be done by clicking the Monthly Donor option on our Canada Helps page.
Host an Event or Party
For your next gathering, instead of gifts, why not have your guests give a secure online donation to The Children’s Book Bank via ECHOage. All contributions from guests are pooled together with half of the funds collected going to the party host and the other half sent to The Book Bank. Great for any and all celebrations! Learn more here.
Last year, The Children’s Book Bank gave away over 127,000 books to children across the city. It may come as a surprise but did you know it costs us around $2.00 to process each book that we give away? Learn more here.
Donating Books & Book Drives
The Children’s Book Bank depends on donations of new and gently-used children’s books from the community to support all of our programming both at our Berkeley Storefront and across Toronto. Schools, workplace and community groups collect thousands of books all year long through book drives to donate to The Children’s Book Bank.