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A Book for Every Child - 20th Campaign Nov 5 - Dec 17, 2011

“I only wish the donors could have seen the delighted faces of the children. They really found it hard to believe that the book wasn’t on loan - it was their very own!”
Thank you letter from a community agency

In the past 19 campaigns we have been able to distribute nearly 136,000 books to children, thanks to generosity of Londoners! Last year alone, we distributed over 6,000 books. The 2011 campaign runs from November 5 to December 17. Together we can make the 20th year of this campaign our best ever!


  • Give financial donations year round. These donations enable Library staff to purchase new books for babies, toddlers, beginning readers, school-aged children and teens on your behalf
  • Donate new books year round
  • Purchase books at participating booksellers who offer a 20% discount during our annual campaign (see list of booksellers below)
  • Consider giving donations as gifts on behalf of someone special. For example, your child’s teacher, birthday presents, or memorial donations. Gift cards are available upon request.

Participating agencies include: Children’s Aid Society, Madame Vanier Children’s Services, Western Area Youth Services, Merrymount Children’s Centre, and London Intercommunity Health Centre and many more!

“ The children that we select to receive your books are truly kids in need. These are kids that would otherwise possibly never own a book of their own. Many of our children are quite lonely...curling up with a good book can help to fill some of this void....”
Thank you letter received post-campaign

Participating booksellers are:
Coles Bookstores: Argyle Mall and Masonville Place
Mastermind Toys and Books: 685 Fanshawe Park Rd. W.
Oxford Book Shop: 740 Richmond 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.

For more information click here.