Most people think that the Library is fully supported by municipal taxes – but it isn’t. Toronto Public Library relies on donors to create life-changing programs, services, spaces and collections that wouldn't be possible with government funding alone.
Your donation helps in so many ways. It funds programs that introduce children to the joy of reading. It helps newcomer students succeed in school; provides employment resources to those looking for work; keeps the elderly engaged in the community; and brings new learning to all.
Your donation will held fund Library priorities like KidsStops early literacy centres, digital outreach, Home Library Service and Youth Hubs. To learn more about how donors make life changing programs possible, please visit tplfoundation.ca/100-reasons.
If you donate $1,000 or more, you will automatically become a patron of our Literary Circle and receive special benefits. If you are under 45 and would like to be a part of Toronto's literary scene, consider becoming a member of New Collection. You can make a lasting contribution to Toronto Public Library by including the Foundation in your will. Learn more about estate and tax-smart giving.