Get free books

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

Children and families can visit our free pop-up bookstores and self-serve bookshelves 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, fiction, non-fiction and everything in between. Best of all – these books are yours to keep!

Pop-up bookstore locations

Overbrook Community Centre (33 Quill Street)

Visit our free bookstore at the Overbrook Community Centre every Saturday from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm, and every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

BGC Ottawa – Don McGahan Clubhouse (430 McArthur Avenue)

Children registered in the after-school program can visit us every Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Self-serve bookshelves locations

Heartwood House (404 McArthur Avenue)

You can find a self-serve bookshelf in the lobby of Heartwood House during Heartwood House business hours.

Vanier Social Pediatric Hub (270 Marier Avenue)

Patients and clients of the Vanier Social Pediatric Hub (a program offered by the Vanier Community Services Centre) can take a book home for free at every visit through their social prescribing program.