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Video about the library (2021 Annual General Meeting)



Here is a video about the library, presented at our 2021 Annual General Meeting. You'll find a small glimpse of what we accomplished in 2020, and get to know us a little better!

Our new website for online activities



As you probably know, due to the situation with COVID-19, the library closed temporarily on March 13 2020.


But we did not forget about you! To ensure we can continue serving the kids and families of Montreal, on April 17th 2020, we launched a website for online activities. The website contains fun learning resources and activities that families can explore from home!

Interested? Have a look HERE, and subscribe to receive news about the library's activities HERE. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram


Take care :)

Tune into CBC Montreal next week!



Starting this Sunday, December 1, for one-week CBC will cover stories from the Montreal Children’s Library. Curious about our programs, activities, and the people who frequent, volunteer, and work for the library? Following is a list of where, when, and who you can catch talking about the library.

Sunday Dec 1
-- Ads about the library throughout the week
--We have some web stories rolling out Sunday about the library

Monday Dec 2
Daybreak: Morning radio show
Interview with Robin Sales, co-coordinator of Mother Goose Program

-Video of the Christmas Tree decorating
- Interview with Paula Lebrasseur, Head Librarian of the Montreal Children's Library, and Debra Arbec (host in the CBC studio)

Let’s Go: Afternoon radio show
-Interview with Amanda Fritz, board member of the Montreal Children’s Library

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2019 (TRIVIA NIGHT!)
Radio Noon: noon hour call in show
-Trivia Show with Catriona Moore and David Campeau, supporters of the library, on the library team

Wednesday Dec 4, 2019
TV News at 6PM
-Reporting of the Mother Goose program in Little Burgundy, with an interview with facilitator, Gabrielle Thomas

Daybreak: Morning radio show
-Reporter Shari Okeke is going to tape radio interview at the Chess Club program
-She will interview Maurice Dias, Paula Lebrasseur and some children who frequent the library

Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Let’s Go
-Live Hit from Cooking class at the library with an interview with Paula Lebrasseur

Radio Noon: noon radio call-in show
-Literacy interview with Paula Lebrasseur and Gabrielle Thomas

Our Montreal: Weekend TV show
-Taping interview with our volunteer, Angela Sharrock

Friday Dec 6, 2019
Daybreak: Morning radio show
- Reporter Shari Okeke airing her piece on the chess club

Saturday Dec 7, 2019
All In A Weekend: Weekend radio show
-Interview with Daniele Laroche, volunteer

Sunday Dec 8, 2019

Thank you CBC Montreal!

The Montreal Children’s Library has been chosen as CBC Montreal’s 2019 Charity of the Year!



Dear Friends of the MCL,

It is with great excitement and pride that we share some amazing news with you:

The Montreal Children’s Library has been chosen as CBC Montreal’s 2019 Charity of the Year!!!

Our little library is being recognized in a BIG way. As we look towards our 90th anniversary year, the support, visibility and funds that will come as a result of this partnership will be game changing.

Thanks for helping us share this news - and look forward to a year filled with great things, and great stories, from the Library!

Video about the library



We have a wonderful video about the library. Were you ever curious about the library and what happens there? Check it out!

CBC interview



Listen to our radio interview with CBC where Rachel Lemblé, our amazing Mother Goose coordinator, talks about the Montreal Children's Library. 
Thank you CBC for the wonderful interview! 

Article about the library



Check out this article about the library!

Thank you Canada Helps, for your great help promoting the Montreal Children's Library.




Here is our first newsletter. Thank you for your continued support and we wish you happy holidays.

Westmount Independent



Thanks to Mountainside for MCL supports

We’re moving!



As of October 31st you will be able to reach the administrative office of the Montreal Children’s Library at:
4121 42e Rue, Montréal (QC) H1Z 1R8
Phone : (514) 276-7309
Email :
If you would like to enquire about participating in any of our activities, the Mother Goose Program or visit our library, please communicate with us from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Hope to see you soon! 

Staff of the Montreal Children’s Library 

Children's Library deserves better



Jimmy Zoubris went to our Parc Extension Branch when he was growing up. Thank you for your support.

Daily Hive article



Here is an piece from the Daily Hive Montreal. Thank you Toula Drimonis for your support.

CTV News report



CTV News coverage about branch closures

CBC News Coverage



CBC News has written an article about the closure of our two branches.

IMPORTANT - Update on the MCL



Regretfully, due to a lack of funding we are forced to permanently close two branches of the Montreal Children’s Library (MCL), effective October 28, 2016.

Westmount Independent



Montreal Children's Library Little But Does Big Things

Candance Amarante's iBook



MCL Board Member Becomes Children's iBook Author!

Like most debut children story writers, Candace Amarante’s call to writing started with her daughter. Her daughter is and has always been a clear and articulate chatter box. A few years ago, her daughter came home from daycare making sounds that she could not understand. Candace got scared, annoyed and frustrated with her little one. Her husband suggested that she tell their daughter stories to improve her speech. So, she did. Candace started to tell her stories on their metro rides to and from daycare. She made up the stories and they had a wonderful experience together. Candace and her husband later found out that the sounds their daughter was making were in fact words in Cantonese! She was repeating words and phrases from a little girl from Hong Kong in her class. From this serendipitous experience, the seed for storytelling was planted in Candace and it has been growing ever since! Candace lives with her husband and daughter in Montreal, Canada, where she is also a Board Member of the Montreal Children’s Library. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University in the City of New York and is conversant in Krio, Italian, French but, unfortunately, not Cantonese!

How Little Pump became Big Jack is Candace’s first published children’s ibook. Look out for more stories from one of the most enthusiastic children’s story writers of today!

English version:
French version:
Italian version:

Radio Interview



Elizabeth Macdonnell our Vega Branch Librarian was interviewed by Aaron Rand of CJAD 800AM!

The Montreal Children's Library finds New Quarters - Moves from Atwater to Pierce Street!



The Montreal Times has written a great article about our Vega Branch!

The little library that could



Children's library opens a new branch



Here's a nice article from Montreal Families about our Vega Branch.

CTV Coverage



What wonderful coverage. Thank you CTV




We celebrated the official opening our Vega Branches new location (1410 Pierce Street #150). Many guests joined us Saturday January 24 to celebrate! Jennifer Gasoi, our spokesperson, gave a speech, sang some songs and cut the ribbon to make it official. The day was great! Here is what aired on CBC and Global about the event.

Juddy Mappin Community Award Recipient



Presenting The Judith Mappin Community Award winner Elizabeth Macdonnell, librarian at the Vega branch of the Montreal Children’s Library in Ville Marie.

André Hudon



Congratulations to award winning MCL board member André Hudon! Thank you to the Comptables Professionnels Agréés de Montréal for the prize money and many thanks to Acklands Graiger for matching their contribution!

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