The Gift of Reading


Helping today's children to prepare tomorrow's adults

15 years spent distributing brand new children’s books to families without any

The Literacy Foundation and actress/spokesperson Marie Turgeon invite you to buy a brand new children’s book for a child from an underprivileged neighbourhood, as part of the 15th edition of The Gift of Reading program. Support the program by visiting one of the 145 participating bookstores and 100 participating libraries in Quebec during November and December. In endorsing our cause, you help convey the magic of reading to children in your region living in families where the connection with books is all too often non-existent.

Since 1999, more than 323,000 children and their families have benefited from the program.


Give in The Gift of Reading today!

There are three ways to participate in The Gift of Reading:

If you would like to get involved as a collection site (bookstore or library), feel free to get in touch with us.