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A Book for Every Child

A Book for Every Child® is a year-round project established in 1992 with an annual campaign during November and December. Books are distributed to children who otherwise would not own a book through 40 area agencies serving families and children. A Book For Every Child® promotes awareness of the importance of books in a child's life, supports family literacy and has a direct and lasting impact on children in our community.

Friends of the Library assist in the annual A Book For Every Child® campaign that runs in November and December. Friends coordinate the participation of local book stores (many offer discounts on books purchased for the campaign) providing them with campaign information, and collecting donated books to be delivered to the library. Participating bookstores include Oxford Book Shop, The Book Store at Western University, Coles - Masonville, Chapters - London and Indigo - North London.

Every year many people make the campaign a success: generous Londoners who donate to the campaign, staff at book stores, library staff and Friends of the London Public Library volunteers.

The A Book For Every Child® campaign distributes over 6,000 new books to local children through 46 London agencies that work with families in our community. Please note that donations to the A Book for Every Child Campaign® can be brought to any library location all year round.