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AN UPDATE ABOUT BIBLIO BASH

The wait is (almost) over!
Mark your calendars for an unforgettable night at Biblio Bash 2022, hosted at the Toronto Reference Library

Like many charities, not being able to host our annual gala for the past two years tremendously impacted the funds we allocate annually to the Library. So, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Biblio Bash is coming back with even more ways to celebrate the world’s busiest public library system!

Join us on April 7, 2022 for our black-tie dinner in the stacks and mingle with Canada’s top authors – all in support of Toronto Public Library.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Libraries matter, now more than ever

When the pandemic hit, Toronto Public Library immediately stepped up to help. Our spaces may have been closed for months, but the team at TPL was never busier – delivering virtual programs, providing curbside service, turning branches into food banks and connecting with the community in many positive and creative ways.

As the pandemic continues to impact so many vulnerable residents in our city, the need to invest in the Library is as essential as ever. Since Biblio Bash’s inception in 2017, our guests and sponsors have helped raise over $2 million for Toronto Public Library’s highest priority needs. We look forward to sharing more updates and welcoming our loyal supporters back next year.

2019 Impact

$755,000
Raised to support Toronto Public Library
473
Guests attended at the Toronto Reference Library
43
Top Canadian Authors
$97,560
On-site fundraising
1
Inspiring Biblio Bash!

BIBLIO BASH 2019 AUTHORS

ANDRÉ ALEXIS
ARIF ANWAR
DR. ROMANA BAHRY
DAVID BARBAREE
LINWOOD BARCLAY
DAVID BEZMOZGIS
DAN BILEFSKY
DAVID CHILTON
CLAUDIA DEY
JOY FIELDING
DR. BRIAN GOLDMAN
CHARLOTTE GRAY
BRUCE HEYMAN
VICKI HEYMAN

JESSICA HOLMES
B. DENHAM JOLLY
SHEENA KAMAL
SUSANNA KEARSLEY
CATHAL KELLY
SONYA LALLI
SHARI LAPENA
CARIANNE LEUNG
ELAINE LUI
LINDEN MACINTYRE
HANNAH MARY MCKINNON
JODY MITIC
DIMITRI NASRALLAH
CAROL OFF
ALISON PICK

CATHERINE PORTER
ANNA PORTER
ANDREW PYPER
NATHAN RIPLEY
DAN ROBSON
ANTHONY ROSE
MARK SAKAMOTO
ABBEY SHARP
ANDREAS SOUVALIOTIS
MARISSA STAPLEY
TANYA TALAGA
K.A. TUCKER
DR. DAVE WILLIAMS
SAMRA ZAFAR

AUTHOR HOST SPONSOR

2020 SPONSORS

2022 COMMITTEE

Victoria Webster, Chair

Amanda Alvaro
Sonja Berman
Amy Burstyn Fritz
Beth Clarkson
Kate Daniels
Laila Deluce
Alison Fiorini
Johnny Goldman
Jennifer Grant
Jane Halverson

Shanitha Kachan
Marissa Kassam
Stuart Keeler
Jen Kirsch
Krystal Koo
Claire MacNamara
Lindsay Mattick
Claire McIntyre
Colette van den Thillart
Sarah Wellings

CONTACT

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES

Tracy Finkelstein
Toronto Public Library Foundation
Email

GENERAL INFORMATION

Moira Dossetor
Toronto Public Library Foundation
Email

IN THE PRESS

OPEN BOOK

April 16, 2018: “A Book is a Window to the World”: Biblio Bash Guest Authors on What Libraries Mean to Them

BEYOND FASHION MAGAZINE

April 29, 2018: A Glamorous Black-Tie Soirée and Fundraiser in Support of Toronto Youth

ELLE CANADA

April 30, 2018: Celebrating Biblio Bash 2018

BAY STREET BULL

April 2018: Toronto Public Library’s Biblio Bash Raises $700,000 in support of youth programs

SHE DOES THE CITY

May 11, 2018: PHOTOS: BIBLIO BASH 2018 AT TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

May 14, 2018: Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Biblio Bash

BIZ BASH

May 2018: 10 Best Ideas of the Week – Biblio Bash

THE KIT

June 20, 2018: The glam bash raised over $700k to support youth empowerment programs