May’s Book of the Month is Lois Lowry’s award-winning Number the Stars. This work of historical fiction tells the story of a young girl’s heroism in the face of unspeakable evil. Annemarie and her best friend Ellen are typical 10-year-olds until the Nazi soldiers storm their town to “relocate” Jewish families. Annemarie must find the strength and courage to save her best friend’s life. Join us and read this suspenseful tale of bravery and hope.
1. Read the Book of the Month
2. Write us a review
3. Come to the book club meeting!
Book Club Meeting: May 31st, 3:45PM @ The Children’s Book Bank
*Book Club Meetings are generally held at 3:45pm on the last Wednesday of the month. This book club is for kids ages 9-12. Kids should come prepared to discuss the book.
As part of the 100in1Day Toronto events happening all over the city, The Children’s Book Bank is hoping to collect 1000 kids’ books (1000 in 1 Day) to add to our inventory.
We’ll also be setting up a Storybook Photo Booth, with props and costumes, so your little ones can dress up as some of their favourite Storybook Characters. And you’ll be able to take a snapshot home of you with you for free, courtesy of Downtown Camera.
So cull your bookshelves (or visit your local bookstore and buy a few) and come spend the day with us at the Book Bank. And don’t forget to tell your friends!
There are only a limited number of tickets available!
Join us for a literary evening in support of
The Children’s Book Bank with Miriam Toews presenting her forthcoming novel
All My Puny Sorrows.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
585 Dundas St East, Toronto
Wine and light refreshments will be served.Tickets are $100 and include a copy of the book plus a donation to the Children’s Book Bank. Books will be available for pick up at the event.
Tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.
Tickets available online at Ticketbud
or by calling the Book Bank at 416-922-7323.
Paid public parking is available in the underground lot beneath the Daniels Spectrum. The vehicle entrance is off the laneway to the south of the centre, accessible via Sackville Street just south of Dundas Street East.
Don’t miss out on this exciting book launch – only a limited number of tickets are available!
Did you know that almost half the books that the Children’s Book Bank gives away are given through our Books Beyond Berkeley Street program?
The Book Bank provides books to several outreach partners throughout the city of Toronto. Check out this collage of pictures from the grand opening celebration of the Albion Neighbourhood Services “Reading Rocks” program at the Rexdale United Way Hub. Looks like we’ve found another great home for some books!
“Reading Rocks” program at the Rexdale United Way Hub, a Children’s Book Bank outreach partner.
This March Break, Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After, the all-new North American show, is holding its first-ever Rockin’ & Reading Book Drive in support of the Children’s Book Bank. The Book Drive will be held at Rogers Centre Friday, March 15th from 2pm-3pm.
Families are invited to drop by Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, at 2 pm with new children’s books (ages newborn to 12 years). The first 300 people to donate one book each will receive one ticket voucher* to a Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After performance of their choice. In addition, book donors will have a chance to meet Beauty & The Beasts’ princess Belle, and watch a live production number from Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After.
Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After features scenes from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. The show visits Toronto from March 13-17/13 for 9 performances at Rogers Centre.
Please Note: Families can start lining up at 1:30pm by Gate 7, access to Rogers Centre will start at 2:00pm.
*Ticket vouchers are available for the first 300 people. There is a limit of (one) 1 voucher per person (excluding VIP and rinkside seats). Once 300 vouchers have been distributed, fans will be able to purchase tickets at a special one-day discount, saving $5.00 per ticket! (excluding VIP and rinkside seats).
On Tuesday, March 6th, The Children’s Book Bank hosted its second annual author event: “An Evening with Wayne Johnston”. The event was hosted at Havergal College in the beautiful Brendan Robson Hall.
The cocktails and mingling before Johnston took the podium provided book-lovers with an opportunity to chat about the latest book awards and other Johnston works (many had read The Colony of Unrequited Dreams).
Guests were then treated to an intimate reading from Johnston’s newest book, A World Elsewhere. Johnston was a consummate storyteller – we could have listened for hours to his stories about personalities from Newfoundland. One story in particular will forever be engraved in everyone’s minds: the fallout from his controversial portrayal of Newfoundland Premier and legend, Joey Smallwood in Colony. Johnston critics (and Smallwood-supporters) came to one of his speaking engagement in St. John’s to ask, “Would you treat Jesus this way?”
Following Johnston’s reading, attendees lined up to snatch a moment with Johnston as well as his signature. He was generous with his time, answering questions and listening to everyone’s experiences in Newfoundland. It was a great evening!
Thank you to the following event sponsors:
Events on the Park
The Vine by Robert Groh