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Born to Read


The Orillia Public Library is pleased to be part of the new Born to Read initiative. We are joining with  Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (OSMH) and Manticore Books to support early literacy. Your donation will support the Born to Read initiative with a gift that includes a literacy bag, two books, information on library programs, and membership in the baby damage protection plan for newborns.  The baby damage protection plan ensures that any damage done to library materials will not be charged to new parents for the baby's first two years.  The literacy bags will be given out to all babies born at the hospital. A tax deductible receipt will be issued to those who donate $10 or more to this project.

To give the gift of reading to new parents and babies in our area, please donate in one of the following ways:

  • Donate online (Please select Born to Read in the 'Fund' drop-down menu)
  • In person at the Orillia Public Library by cheque, cash, debit or Visa.  (Cheques should be made payable to Orillia Public Library)
  • Download donation form and mail to:
    Born to Read
    Orillia Public Library
    36 Mississaga Street West
    Orillia, ON
    L3V 3A6

 Please call us at 705-325-2338 or email us for more information.