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    Volunteers needed!

    Posted on October 3, 2022 by in Blog

    Twice Upon a Time is planning to resume its free bookstores in communities throughout Ottawa this fall, but we need your help! If you or someone you know is passionate about books, children’s literature, and community, please visit our Volunteer page to learn more about available volunteer opportunities and send your resume to

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    2021 Twice Upon a Time Annual Report

    Posted on August 24, 2022 by in Blog

    The Twice Upon a Time 2021 Annual Report is now available. Click here to access the report.

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    Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2022 – Update

    Posted on July 17, 2022 by in Blog

    During last month’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge, more than 190,000 Canadians supported over 16,000 charities across the nation. We would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who donated to Twice Upon a Time – with your help, we raised a total of $3,000! These funds will help support our ReconciliAction Campaign, as […]

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    Thank you Mme. Rachel’s Grade 1’s!

    Posted on July 6, 2022 by in Blog

    Fostering a love of reading and supporting literacy is at the centre of what we do. We were thrilled to receive a donation from local Ottawa teacher, Mme. Rachel, on behalf of her Grade 1 class in celebration of their reading this year. Mme. Rachel’s French Immersion class at Broadview Public School read a remarkable […]

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  • Why I got involved… Spotlight on Jennifer Walker

    Posted on February 4, 2014 by in Blog

    Like several of the people involved with Twice Upon a Time, I am a librarian.  When I was six years old, my public library branch in my hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario had a visit from Polkaroo.  This was the ’80s, and I don’t think anyone was more popular with the six-year-old set than Polkaroo.  […]

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  • How it all began…..

    Posted on December 7, 2013 by in Blog

    By Alexandra and Kris We came to Ottawa in 2006 when Alexandra became the librarian at Rideau Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. We chose to live just north of the Market area downtown. Living and working in the Lowertown neighbourhood meant that we were around a lot of different kinds of communities all the […]

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