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Great libraries shape great cities. Public libraries provide amazing essential services in the communities that they serve all over the world.

EPL is a gathering place for people and ideas, and enables a lifetime of learning, engagement and possibility for every member of our community. But many families still face barriers that impact their ability to fully use everything the library makes available. The global pandemic has made access even more challenging.

Donate here to support families in building strong foundations of literacy and learning that will deepen their relationship with reading and the Library.

Ready. Set. READ!

Can you imagine a house without books? For many children in Edmonton this is their reality.

Ready. Set. READ! is a new EPL early literacy initiative in partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. It will deliver new books to children every month from birth to age five. These books are theirs to keep forever — for many children, this will be the first book they have ever owned.

Our goal: To raise $500,000 and supply 1,500 Edmonton children with a book every month for the next five years.

Support EPL's Ready. Set. READ! program, your gift will help provide new books to children and inspire a lifetime of reading.

Learn more about Ready. Set. READ!

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Your gift of $5.50/month will help gift a child their very first book.
Your gift of $5.50/month will help gift a child their very first book.

Why Give?

We’re bigger than our buildings. We strengthen neighbourhoods and communities by creating connections. We go beyond traditional and physical boundaries to foster relationships and build dynamic, responsive library services.

A child’s love of reading starts at home. Parents are their children’s first teacher. Research shows programs that place books in children’s homes are an effective tool in supporting early literacy.

The first five years of a child's life form the foundation for their development and learning, which impacts a child’s academic, economic and social success. Every experience matters, shaping their brain and capacity and attitude toward learning.

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Ways to Give

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By Mail

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Edmonton Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton AB T5J 2V4
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By Phone

587-588-9034

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

  • Ready. Set. READ! is a new EPL initiative in partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. It will deliver new books to children to keep forever — for many children, this will be the first book they have ever owned.
  • Yes, tax receipts are issued for gifts over $20 once the donation has been processed.   

  • Yes, you can donate in memory or honour of a loved one on our online form here. All donations in memory or in honour will be included in our annual report.

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