About Montreal Children’s Library
We’re the little library that does BIG things for little kids! For more than 90 years our generous supporters have ensured free access to books, educational programs, and fun yet instructive activities to children living in areas of the city where few municipal library services exist.
Our mission is to empower children to learn and grow through creativity, socialization, education, and by connecting them to their communities, while equipping them with the tools they need to be lifelong learners.
We are currently located in the linguistically and culturally diverse neighborhood of Saint-Michel, where 50% of the population are immigrants and many children live in poverty. Staffed by dedicated and skilled librarians, we’re a safe place to come after school, the entry to another world where learning is fun and creativity abounds, and a community centre exposing languages and cultures to new Canadians.
The children we serve have few of the advantages of those in more affluent neighbourhoods and count on us to help level the playing field for their education. Without us, many would never be exposed to the types of extracurricular activities that make for a well-rounded child – coding workshops, chess club, playwriting, and more.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to dream big, let their imagination run wild, and discover themselves and the world through the magic of books.
How your gift will be used
Leaving a gift in your will to the Montreal Children’s Library will allow us to sustain our core mission – teaching young children to read to awaken their imagination and creativity, making them lifelong learners.
Your legacy will give hope, confidence and foster dreams of a rewarding and meaningful future. It will enable us to continue to fight systemic poverty and empower the next generation of readers – and leaders – to grow to their full potential through robust educational programming and our patented brand of fun.
Together, we can make sure that the happy ending to our story – where all children in Montreal have free access to quality books, educational programming, and inspiring role models no matter their background or capabilities – comes true.