Great Board Director(s) Wanted... Build your leadership skills and professional network while working to improve the lives of children and families in Montreal.
THE MONTREAL CHILDREN'S LIBRARY IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES TO JOIN OUR PASSIONATE AND DYNAMIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS!
We're looking for people who are committed to developing their leadership skills and building their professional network with the goal of improving the lives of children and families within the Montreal community. Support is available to prepare your application - contact email@example.com for more details.
Our priorities for candidates this year are:
Interest in making a difference in the growth and development of children
Fundraising and communications experience
Motivated to develop their leadership competency
Track record of working in a team environment
The Montreal Children’s Library has been chosen as CBC Montreal’s 2019 Charity of the Year!
March 26, 2019
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!
On April 21 and 22, 2018, for the sixth consecutive year, the Montreal Children's Library will be participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Here is a video with our amazing head-librarian explaining the event.
Over the last 5 years, our Bibliorunners' team has raised $58,000 thanks to the generosity of 800 donors. This year, our goal is to raise $15,000. For us to meet this target, we will need 25 participants. Runners, walkers, and parents with strollers are also welcome!
If you wish to participate in this fun experience with a group of inspired people, dedicated to supporting a worthwhile cause, we invite you to register to the event, fundraise on behalf of the library, or donate!
To register to participate in the race you can follow the attached instructions and register here.
You can use the following pins to get a small discount on the registration fees:
Candace Blake Amarante's book dedicated to the library
January 26, 2018
Check out Candace Blake Amarante's book "The Pheasant’s Tale... or was it its Tail?". Going beyond a heartfelt dedication to the Montreal Children's Library,Candace, a former volunteer board member, will also, with the collaboration of Green Bamboo Publishing, generously donate 10% of the book’s profits to the library.
It's time for the last video game tournament of the year. The game this time is FIFA - World Cup, and the tournament will take place on three days: Thursday 30th of November, Friday 1st and Thursday 7th of December from 4pm to 5:30.
Join us for a fun night, and to play a few matches with friends. Call (514) 276-7309 or come to the library to register.
The Montreal Children's Library "Pays it Forward" to Innovation Youth
October 11, 2017
It is with great enthusiasm and pride that Innovation Youth and the Montreal Children’s Library announce the re-opening of a children and young adult library in the district of Peter-McGill. The Innovation Youth Library will open in September 2017.
For over 80 years, the Montreal Children’s Library served the downtown population of youth and families with its outreach, lending service and creative programming. Sadly, in 2016, the Vega branch of the MCL (formerly Atwater branch) had to close its doors due to a lack of funding, leaving the neighbourhood of Peter-McGill without a dedicated children’s library.
Thanks to the donation of the Vega book collection and to the Direction des Bibliothèques de Montréal, Innovation Youth will offer this vital service once more, building on its years of experience in youth work and community development. Innovation Youth seeks to honour the legacy left by the MCL and to serve families and youth (and the young at heart!) with an updated collection, regular activities and a book drop-off.
Innovation Youth has operated in the Peter-McGill neighbourhood for the past 10 years, offering a community space to families and youth who live or transit the downtown core. They offer food autonomy initiatives, a high school diploma program for youth and young adults, and are the coordinators of Neighbourhood on the Move, the annual summer festival for the families of Peter-McGill.
In keeping with its goal of collaborating with other, like-minded organizations and spreading a love of reading and learning to parents and children throughout the Greater Montreal Area, the Montreal Children’s Library (MCL) is proud to announce that the South Shore Reading Council has adopted four of our off-island Parent-Child Mother Goose program sites. (SSRC has now added 2 more sites. Congrats!)
The Montreal Children’s Library and South Shore Reading Council have had a partnership that’s spanned over a decade. It’s a credit to both organizations that the Parent-Child Mother Goose program has not only taken flight, but continues to fly higher and higher.
Moving forward all parents and caregivers who wish to reserve their place at one of the South Shore PCMG classes are asked to visit ssrc.ca. And should you have any questions or wish to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel at 450-812-0878.
Second video game tournament
October 02, 2017
It is time for our second gaming tournament! The video game this time is Marvel vs Capcom, and it will take place Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, and Friday 13th of October, from 4pm to 5:30pm.
There are limited places. You can register by calling us at (514) 276-7309, or by coming to the library.
It is time again for the chess tournament! Come test your strategic game against your opponents starting this week. This is a four day event: Wednesday the 20th, Thursday the 21st, Monday the 25th, Wednesday the 27th, from 4 to 5:30pm.
You can subscribe at the library the first day of the event on Wednesday the 20th.
Join the Montreal Children's Library at the Summit!
May 04, 2017
Timeraiser is a party for social good, supporting artists and nonprofits. Here’s your chance to kickstart your art collection by giving back to your community.
Bid volunteer time, not dollars, for original art by emerging Canadian artists. Bidding starts at 20 hours and maxes out at 150 hours. If a piece you love reaches 150 hours, anyone can match that bid and we’ll draw a winner at random from the max bids once the auction ends.
This event sells out every year. Don’t miss out and get your tickets early!
TimeRaiser 150 Montreal
Sommet de la Place Ville-Marie, Friday, May 12 at 6:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Unfortunately, due to the weather the Annual General Meeting taking place tomorrow, the 15th of March, at 7:00pm is cancelled. We will be sending out an information package out in the next week.
We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.
Concert "Songs and Stories"
March 01, 2017
"Songs and Stories" for child literacy! Enjoy an intimate benefit concert for the Montreal Children's Library at the Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill, March 22, 7:30 – 10:45 pm. Multilingual singer/songwriter NEeMA is joined by special guests: retro-lounge singer Shy Shy Schullie and storyteller JD Hickey.
Reserve your seat now by calling 514-931-6808. Tickets: $15. Round out the evening by making a dinner reservation at the same time. Nothing beats the combo of good music and good food.
Special thanks to our fundraiser's generous sponsors: Babar Books - Livres Barbar and Mark Yerbury, an honorary board member of the library.
Escape the Room
February 10, 2017
Tuesday the 14th of February we will hold another Escape the Room in the library for children between 9 and 14 years old, and their parents. The game will be 45 minutes long, and will be offered at three time periods: 3:45pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm. Only one question remains: will you be able to solve all the enigmas in time and escape from the dungeon?
Register quickly (514 276 7309), there are limited spaces.