Category Archives: Blog

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    Giving Tuesday: December 3, 2019

    Posted on December 2, 2019 by in Blog

    December 3, 2019 is a day dedicated to giving back around the world, across Canada and in our communities. It marks the opening day of the 2019 year- end charitable giving season. For Twice Upon A Time it marks the launch of our 2020 campaign KIDS TODAY! The Most Popular New Children’s Books. In 2020 Twice Upon a […]

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    Our Vision, Mission, and Values

    Posted on July 10, 2019 by in Blog

    As we mentioned in our 2018 Annual Report, the Board of Twice Upon a Time was marking our fifth anniversary in operation with a review of our vision and mission statements. We wanted to make sure our mission and vision fully aligned with who we are and what we do. We are happy to announce […]

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    Come Spin With Us!

    Posted on April 12, 2019 by in Blog

    Update: We’re all full! Thank you to everyone who has signed up! If you would still like to make a financial contribution to Twice Upon a Time and bring the love of reading to Ottawa kids, we accept online donations. Thank you! Twice Upon a Time is spinning! Join us for this exciting fundraiser at […]

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    Springtime Book Donations

    Posted on March 26, 2019 by in Blog

    Between Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and the season change this month, many people have been turning their attention to their homes and spring cleaning. If you’ll be cleaning up your home and getting rid of items that no longer spark joy in your home, we thank you for considering us for your donation […]

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    Our Indigenous Materials Project

    Posted on February 28, 2019 by in Blog

    Last month, Twice Upon a Time formally wrapped up our two-year Indigenous Materials Campaign. The campaign was launched in 2017, and was designed to help support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action #62, #63 and #93 by putting children’s books by and about Canada’s Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) into the […]

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    All About: Board Books!

    Posted on January 30, 2019 by in Blog

    All through 2019, Twice Upon a Time will be writing about different kinds of books that we collect for children who visit our locations. This month is about all board books. When people ask Twice Upon a Time which kinds of books we need more of, we always mention board books. These books are small […]

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    Twice Upon a Time’s #FaveBookFriday

    Posted on January 16, 2019 by in Blog

    Do you follow Twice Upon a Time on Twitter or Facebook? If you don’t, you’re missing out on our weekly favourite books! Each Friday, you can find the favourite books of Twice Upon Time volunteers, friends, family, and of course, the children who visit our locations. Follow us and check out the #FaveBookFriday hashtag. Here […]

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    Give the Gift of Reading to Ottawa Kids

    Posted on November 29, 2018 by in Blog

    As the holiday season begins, we know many people are making their year-end financial contributions to the charities near to their hearts. Twice Upon a Time provides free books to children to support early literacy skills and foster a love of reading through book ownership, made possible through the generosity of our donors. We are pleased […]

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    The Difficulty with French Books

    Posted on November 21, 2018 by in Blog

    Our blog post today is from Twice Upon a Time volunteer Stéphanie Plante. Enjoy! Anyone who knows me knows I love books. Fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, textbooks and even cookbooks adorn practically every shelf, side-table and cupboard in my house and at work. I have lost my voice reading aloud and my Instagram feed has an […]

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    Barristers for a Better Bytown

    Posted on November 12, 2018 by in Blog

    Twice Upon a Time was very excited to receive a donation in October from Barristers for a Better Bytown, a group of lawyers who fundraise to support other charitable activities in Ottawa. Barristers for a Better Bytown have graciously provided us with over 100 brand new graphic novels, perfect for the older kids who visit our […]

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