The Friends of the Osborne Collection includes book lovers, storytellers, teachers, professors, authors, illustrators, collectors, students… people who care about early children’s books, and want to help build, conserve and promote the use of one of the foremost English-language children’s book collections. Our members are primarily located in Canada, but we have Friends worldwide.
Since 1966, we have supported the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books by raising funds for special projects beyond the Toronto Public Library’s regular budget, including
– cataloging, digitizing and conservation projects
– outreach through sponsored events and products
Contact the Osborne Collection to schedule talks and tours for groups and classes (Grade 4 to Grade 8, High School, college and university classes).
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The full mission statement of The Friends can be found here.