is a year-round project established in 1992, with an annual campaign during November and December organized by Library staff and The Friends of the London Public Library. The goal is to give books to children who otherwise would not own a book. 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.
Financial donations enable Library staff to purchase new books on your behalf. You may also purchase books for A Book for Every Child ® at participating book stores in London.
The books are distributed to children who otherwise would not own a book, through more than 50 area agencies serving families and children.
This year's campaign of giving runs from November 10 to December 22 and marks our 21st year! In the past 20 campaigns we have been able to distribute nearly 143,000 books to children, thanks to generosity of Londoners.
** Please note that we DO NOT canvas door-to-door for A Book for Every Child® . If someone comes to your door seeking donations for our campaign, they are not acting on our behalf and you may wish to notify the police.
Participating booksellers are:
Coles Bookstores: Masonville Place
Oxford Book Shop: 262 Piccadilly St.
Scholar's Choice: Trafalgar at Airport Rd, 101 Fanshawe Park Rd.E., and 3120 Wonderland Rd. S
The Book Store at Western: University Community Centre
Books Plus: 1153 Western Rd.
Chapters: 86 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. and 1037 Wellington Rd.
Participating agencies include:
Children’s Aid Society, CPRI, Families First, Western Area Youth Services, Merrymount Children’s Centre, Salvation Army, LUSO Community Services and many more!
For more information call 519-661-5100 ext 5850,or ext 7422.