Our Unequivocal Support for Asian Communities and Recommended Reading

March 25, 2021 | Media Relations

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It has been made painfully clear that anti-Asian racism is on the rise in the wake of the tragic events in Atlanta, as well as the large number of anti-Asian attacks in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m condemning these...

Toronto Public Library to Go Fine-Free for Kids

March 2, 2021 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) is eliminating children’s overdue fines in a move to remove barriers to library access, especially for those who need it most. Late fines have a disproportionate impact on racialized and low-income communities in Toronto. Five percent...

Toronto Public Library and CanAge announce strategic partnership to support Canada’s seniors

October 1, 2020 | Media Relations

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In celebration of National Seniors Day and the kick-off to National Library Month, this morning Toronto Public Library (TPL) and CanAge announced a new strategic partnership that will strengthen each organization’s ability to support and serve Canada’s seniors. The partnership...

A Message from the City Librarian on the Library’s Commitment to Ending Structural Racism and Building a More Equitable Society

June 1, 2020 | Media Relations

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Like so many of you, I am angered and saddened by the events that have transpired in the United States over the past several days. At the same time, we must recognize and acknowledge the inequities in our own communities...

Free Internet Connectivity Kits from the Library provide vital connection for some of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents

May 26, 2020 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL), in partnership with Renewed Computer Technology and with support from the Toronto Public Library Foundation, recently launched its Internet Connectivity Kit program. The initiative provides vital connections for some of our city’s most vulnerable residents by...

New Collective Agreement Ratified

May 12, 2020 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board today announced that the recently negotiated five-year collective agreement between the Board and the Toronto Public Library Workers CUPE Local 4948 has been ratified by both parties. The new collective agreement is fair and reasonable...

Toronto Public Library is providing free books for kids in food hampers distributed through its pop-up library branch food banks

April 22, 2020 | Media Relations

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As part of its ongoing support of Toronto’s food banks, Toronto Public Library (TPL) is providing brand new books for children, free of charge, in the food hampers it is distributing through its pop-up food banks. TPL’s food banks have...

Toronto Public Library Launches Instant Digital Card for Torontonians without Library Cards

April 16, 2020 | Media Relations

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New digital card provides access to TPL’s extensive eBook and eAudiobook Overdrive collection Toronto Public Library (TPL) is pleased to announce the launch of an Instant Digital Card, which gives Torontonians who do not already have a library card, free,...

Toronto Public Library works with Toronto food banks to extend access during COVID-19

April 6, 2020 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) has partnered with the North York Harvest Food Bank, Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest to set up food bank distribution from library branches across the city to provide alternate service locations for existing food...

Message from Toronto’s City Librarian concerning COVID-19 impacts to the Toronto Public Library

March 13, 2020 | Media Relations

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Over the past 24 hours, Toronto Public Library (TPL) has been working alongside our City partners to closely monitor developments and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on direction from the City, and out of an abundance of care and...