Category Archives: Events

Book of the Month – May

May’s Book of the Month is Lois Lowry’s  award-winning Number the Stars. This work of historical fiction tells the story of a young girl’s heroism in the face of unspeakable evil. Annemarie and her best friend Ellen are typical 10-year-olds until the Nazi soldiers storm their town to “relocate” Jewish families. Annemarie must find the strength and courage to save her best friend’s life. Join us and read this suspenseful tale of bravery and hope.


Join Us!

1. Read the Book of the Month

2. Write us a review

3. Come to the book club meeting!

Book Club Meeting: May 31st, 3:45PM @ The Children’s Book Bank

*Book Club Meetings are generally held at 3:45pm on the last Wednesday of the month. This book club is for kids ages 9-12. Kids should come prepared to discuss the book.

1000 in 1 Day / Storybook Photo Booth

As part of the 100in1Day Toronto events happening all over the city, The Children’s Book Bank is hoping to collect 1000 kids’ books (1000 in 1 Day) to add to our inventory.

We’ll also be setting up a Storybook Photo Booth, with props and costumes, so your little ones can dress up as some of their favourite Storybook Characters. And you’ll be able to take a snapshot home of you with you for free, courtesy of Downtown Camera.

So cull your bookshelves (or visit your local bookstore and buy a few) and come spend the day with us at the Book Bank. And don’t forget to tell your friends!


The Children’s Book Bank Literary Evening 2014

There are only a limited number of tickets available!

Join us for a literary evening in support of
The Children’s Book Bank with Miriam Toews presenting her forthcoming novel
All My Puny Sorrows.


Wednesday, April 9th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St East, Toronto

Wine and light refreshments will be served.Tickets are $100 and include a copy of the book plus a donation to the Children’s Book Bank. Books will be available for pick up at the event.

Tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.
Tickets available online at Ticketbud or by calling the Book Bank at 416-922-7323.

Paid public parking is available in the underground lot beneath the Daniels Spectrum. The vehicle entrance is off the laneway to the south of the centre, accessible via Sackville Street just south of Dundas Street East.

Don’t miss out on this exciting book launch – only a limited number of tickets are available!


Toronto Marlies 2014 Children’s Book Bank Fundraiser!


Books Beyond Berkeley Street – Rexdale United Way Hub

Did you know that almost half the books that the Children’s Book Bank gives away are given through our Books Beyond Berkeley Street program?

The Book Bank provides books to several outreach partners throughout the city of Toronto. Check out this collage of  pictures from the grand opening celebration of the Albion Neighbourhood Services “Reading Rocks” program at the Rexdale United Way Hub. Looks like we’ve found another great home for some books!

"Reading Rocks" program at the Rexdale United Way Hub!

“Reading Rocks” program at the Rexdale United Way Hub, a Children’s Book Bank outreach partner.

You’re Invited to Celebrate The Children’s Book Bank’s 5th Birthday!


The Children’s Book Bank Turns 5!
Saturday, June 1st – 11am-3pm


Join us for a celebration of 5 wonderful years with a very special visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog!

You’re Invited To A Rockin’ & Reading Book Drive To Benefit The Children’s Book Bank!


This March Break, Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After, the all-new North American show, is holding its first-ever Rockin’ & Reading Book Drive in support of the Children’s Book Bank.  The Book Drive will be held at Rogers Centre Friday, March 15th from 2pm-3pm.

Families are invited to drop by Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, at 2 pm with new children’s books (ages newborn to 12 years). The first 300 people to donate one book each will receive one ticket voucher* to a Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After performance of their choice. In addition, book donors will have a chance to meet Beauty & The Beasts’ princess Belle, and watch a live production number from Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After.

Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After features scenes from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. The show visits Toronto from March 13-17/13 for 9 performances at Rogers Centre.

Please Note:  Families can start lining up at 1:30pm by Gate 7, access to Rogers Centre will start at 2:00pm.

*Ticket vouchers are available for the first 300 people. There is a limit of (one) 1 voucher per person (excluding VIP and rinkside seats). Once 300 vouchers have been distributed, fans will be able to purchase tickets at a special one-day discount, saving $5.00 per ticket! (excluding VIP and rinkside seats).