The Children’s Book Bank, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, will be hosting its annual author event on Thursday, September 20, starting at 6:00 pm at Artscape, 301 Adelaide Street, in the heart of the entertainment district, Toronto, Ontario.
The Wonder of Storytelling: An Evening with Emma Donoghue will be held at Artscape. An evening of great literary conversation will also include musical entertainment by students from the Regent Park School of Music, complimentary wine and beer, and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Last year’s event, featuring Yann Martel and Margaret MacMillan, was a sold-out success. This year, Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue, award-winning author of Room, The Wonder and The Lotterys Plus One, will be joining us to talk about storytelling and her highly successful career. Ms. Donoghue will be in conversation with author, Charles Foran, for what it sure to be a memorable evening in support of The Children’s Book Bank.
The Wonder of Storytelling: An evening with Emma Donoghue
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Artscape, 301 Adelaide Street
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The Children’s Book Bank is dedicated to the principle that learning to read is the right of every child. Since 2008, we’ve been supplying free, gently used books to children and their families who may face numerous barriers to purchasing them. Last year, the Children’s Book Bank distributed 127,000 free books in high needs communities across Toronto.
A visit to The Children’s Book Bank’s storefront, located on Berkeley Street in the Regent Park/St. James Town neighborhood, is much like dropping by a favourite children’s bookstore, except that the books are free of charge. Volunteers and staff sort through the large inventory of donated books and select the most suitable ones for children from birth to age 12 to display in our welcoming space. Families and caregivers with children are encouraged to come every day and every person can choose one book to take home each visit – for free. The Book Bank’s staff and volunteers are literacy experts who enjoy providing advice about selecting appropriate books and offering entertaining read aloud story-times for hundreds of school, camp and day care groups all year round.
Mary Ladky, Executive Director