Donate Books

Interested in donating books? 

Click here for our guidelines .

Upcoming Book Donation Dates:

Saturday, May 8 & 22

11:00 am - 2:30 pm 

Bags & boxes of books can be left in our gated driveway on the wooden pallets provided.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

- Dr. Seuss

Become a Supporter

2019 Corporate / Foundation Donors

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The Slaight Family Foundation

Carol McPherson and Gerry Egan Children's Charity

The Mathews Foundation

Bay Tree Foundation

The City of Toronto

Cadillac Fairview


Lewis-Cohen Family Foundation

McLean Foundation

Mariano Elia Foundation

BMO Foundation

TD Bank

The Newell Family Foundation

Ellis Don Corporation

Oxford Properties

John and Marian Taylor Family Foundation

Woodbine Cares Foundation


Andrew Chisholm and Laurie Thomson Fund

John and Jocelyn Barford Family Foundation

MacDonald Griffin Charitable Foundation

The Jackman Foundation

The Barrett Family Foundation

The Betty Averbach Foundation

The Toronto Foundation

Martin Merry & Reid Limited

Carrot Common

Shoppers Drug Mart

Enterprise Car Share

Toronto Transit Commission


Scholastic Canada

Sputnik Design Partners

2019 Holiday Auction – auction item donors for their generous support

Katy Dockrill for the use of her amazing artwork

Thank you to our 3rd party contributions facilitators

Benevity Funds


United Way


A special thank you to our Monthly Donors

There are different ways you can show your financial support to The Children’s Book Bank. Click below to become a monthly donor or to make a one-time donation.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Mary Ladky at mary.ladky@childrensbookbank.com

Thank you to all those who have made a financial donation to The Children's Book Bank.


Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers are an essential part of Book Bank operations. With over 50 volunteers working with us per year and a paid staff of seven, we truly couldn’t do what we do without them. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please review the following requirements and responsibilities of Book Bank volunteers.

 Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must:

  • Be 16 or older

  • Be available at least 2-3 hours per week, for a period of at least one year

  • Be able to successfully complete a Vulnerable Sector Check

  • Have an interest in/ experience with working with children, engaging in social justice causes, having knowledge of children’s literature, and working in a retail environment

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 Volunteer Responsibilities

Volunteers will be asked to perform the following tasks as volunteers at the Book Bank:

  • Engage with customers and be able to provide advice and assistance with regards to children’s literature

  • Maintain a tidy storefront environment (stocking shelves, creating displays, sweeping, dusting, etc.)

  • Read to children as part of Storytimes for Students and other storefront programs

  • Sort and organize book donations


Interested in a different kind of volunteer opportunity outside the storefront? (Database management, marketing, fundraising, social media management, etc.) Please contact Loribeth Gregg at loribeth.gregg@childrensbookbank.com

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