Kids Today! Year 2

Our 2022 campaign – ReconciliAction: Best Kids’ Indigenous Books – has now launched, but we will be continuing our work with community partners that was started under Kids Today! If you would like to continue to donate to this fund, please select “5. Kids Today! The most popular new children’s books” on our donation page!

When we launched our Kids Today! The Most Popular New Children’s Books fundraising campaign at the end of 2019, we had no idea what was in store for us. The initial plan for the 2020 Kids Today! Project was to raise funds to purchase new books that truly responded to our little readers’ requests for the most popular books published in recent years. 2020 had other plans, however, and our Kids Today! campaign shifted focus onto getting kids the books they want to read but in entirely new ways than we had done in the past.

Since summer 2020, Twice Upon a Time has been working with community partners to send books to kids. We aren’t able to operate our normal free bookstores – something we miss tremendously – but with the help of other amazing organizations in the city, we’ve been able to provide books to many children.

While we look forward to one day being able to open our free bookstores, we’re keeping the health and safety our Ottawa’s citizens as a top priority. This year, for the foreseeable future, we’ll be continuing our work with community partners to delivery free books to kids in the safest ways possible. During Kids Today! Year 2, we’re continuing our fundraising efforts to purchase wonderful high quality, diverse, exciting, and popular books for Ottawa children. Thank you for all your support in the last year, and we look forward to keeping you updated on new deliveries in 2021!

“Kids Today! Special COVID-19 Project” Partners

  • ALSO – Adult and Family Literacy
  • Carlington Community Health Centre
  • Centretown Community Health Centre
  • Confederation Court Community House
  • Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School
  • Marie Curie Public Elementary School
  • Minwaashin Lodge
  • Montford Catholic Elementary School
  • Overbrook Community Association – Backpack Program
  • People Words & Change
  • Queen Mary Street Public School
  • Robert E. Wilson Public School
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre Projects
    • Rosemount Branch Well Baby and Child Clinics
    • Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre
    • Rochester Heights Community House
  • South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic School
  • St. Luke Catholic School (Ottawa)
  • Ste-Anne Catholic Elementary School
  • Van Lang Field House Projects (Westboro Beach Community Association)
    • After the Bell
    • Community Kitchen
    • Taiga Building
    • Outreach Project

Financial Donations

Donate online! An official charitable tax receipt will be issued immediately by email.

Other donation options can be found here.

Book Donations

Click here for a list of books that are currently in the highest demand from children.


The Kids Today! Special COVID-19 Project has been supported in part by grants from: