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November 28, 2008

The Children's Book Bank

This morning on the radio I heard about The Children’s Book Bank, an amazing initiative offering free books and literacy support in downtown Toronto. The Book Bank operates much like a bookshop, or a library, except that the books are free.

From their website: “A visit to The Children’s Book Bank is much like a visit to a familiar and well loved children’s book store. The space is safe, warm and inviting and is intended to create a wonderful oasis for the children; a place where they can relax and experience the magic of books and enjoy reading.”

Those of us who love books very much can certainly imagine the pride these children must take in owning their own libraries. For information on how to donate money or “gently used, high quality children’s books” to the Children’s Book Bank, click here.

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  1. schrecsn says:

    There is also a similar organization that seeks to place books in the hands and homes of children who otherwise may not have a book collection of their own in the Portland, Oregon area. Glad to see the book bank idea is international! You can check out the website at:
    http://www.childrensbookbank.org

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