When Twice Upon a Time first started operations, our very first pop-ups were held at Heartwood House on McArthur Avenue in Vanier. Heartwood House is a dynamic collection of non-profit and charitable organizations, all housed within one building where they can collaborate and share affordable office and programming space. We’ve remained members of Heartwood House over the years, but our pop-ups at this location didn’t quite work. We’re extremely happy to announce, however, that we’ve recently re-launched a service at Heartwood House, and so far, the reviews are excellent!
Since March, Twice Upon a Time has stocked a self-serve bookshelf in the lobby of Heartwood House. Children and parents visiting Heartwood are able to browse through the books we have there, and take something special home for themselves. In the first few weeks, we’ve given out over 300 books!
The feedback we’ve received so far has been nothing short of wonderful! Mothers and their children have started gathering in the lobby to select books and read together, and kids love seeing a shelf dedicated to them to choose a book from. During a recent event at Heartwood House, Maureen Moloughney, Executive Director of Heartwood House reported “The sweetest experience of the day was the surprise of the children when they realized there were free books waiting just for them on the Twice Upon A Time bookcase. It was so much fun to watch the children search for just the right book to call their own.”
We are thrilled to be back in business at Heartwood House, and hope this shelf will continue to excite and inspire families who visit.