A Book for Every Child

A Book for Every Child

Please give to A Book for Every Child here: BFEC A charitable tax receipt will be issued for gifts of $20 or more. Charitable Registration 119024065RR0001

Remember – donations can be made online or at any Library location all year round and donations can be made in memory of someone or as a gift to celebrate a special occasion.

Book for every child campaign

The 2022 Book for Every Child Campaign

A Book for Every Child® is a year-round London Public Library program, established in 1992, with an annual campaign during November and December. Books are distributed to children, who would otherwise not own a book, through 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. The A Book For Every Child® campaign distributes new books to local children through agencies that work with families in our community.

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

2021 marked the 30th year of the London Public Library’s A Book for Every Child.  The program is still going strong!  6114 books were distributed to children through 16 schools and 14 agencies.  Once again, Friends of the Library volunteers facilitated the participation of local bookstores – The Book Store at Western, Chapters – South London, Coles – Masonville Place, Indigo – North London, and Oxford Book Shop.  The number of books donated via the bookstores totalled 616.  This included generous donations from The Book Store at Western, EMCO and the Family Centre Carling Thames.  

Financial donations to the Library for this program were totalled $26,894.19, a little more than last year.  Friends of the Library donated $1000.00.  Donations for the 2022 program can be made anytime – online or at any Library location.