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Your Chance to Host the 2023 Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival

August 24, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Toronto Public Library Foundation is now accepting applications from Canadian public libraries to host the 2023 Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival!


Book Bash is a fun-filled, free children’s festival featuring a variety of activities and programs with Canadian children’s authors, illustrators and entertainers. The Festival promotes reading and recognizes Canada’s talented writers and illustrators of children’s books. Funding for the Festival, up to $20,000, is thanks to the generous support of the Muller Scholastic Endowment Fund for Canadian Children’s Literature through the Toronto Public Library Foundation. 


All Canadian public libraries interested in hosting Book Bash in 2023 are invited to apply by October 17, 2022


For further information about Book Bash or hosting the Festival, please feel free to contact:


Liza Fernandes, VP, Operations and Governance

Toronto Public Library Foundation

789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

tel: 416–397–5924



We hope you consider this exciting opportunity!