Get books

We give free books to children from birth to 12 years old!

Covid-19 Update: Twice Upon a Time is beginning to return to in-person activities. Please check this page often for updates on hours and locations.

Free Bookstore Locations

Children and families can visit our free bookstores as often as they like.  Each person (adults and children) can take home one book per visit. We have a large variety of books in English and French. Best of all – these books are yours to keep!

Overbrook Community Centre
Visit our free bookstore at the Overbrook Community Centre (33 Quill Street) every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and every other Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Heartwood House
You can find a self-serve bookshelf in the lobby of Heartwood House (404 McArthur Avenue) during Heartwood House business hours.

Program Partners

We provide free books to children and families enrolled with the following programs:

BGC Ottawa – Don McGahan Clubhouse
Children registered in the after-school program can visit us every other Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.