Welcome to the VPL Foundation

VPL Foundation is grateful for the support of our donors – your generosity enabled over 272,430 cardholders to learn, engage and connect this year.

VPL Spaces

Central Children's Library Expansion

Fostering and encouraging a life-long love of learning and reading starts at a young age.

Central Library Entry Level Renewal

The revived main floor will serve as a dynamic gateway to the library.

Branch Early Literacy Spaces

Early Literacy Playgrounds are vibrant, interactive and multimodal spaces that engage children ages birth to five years in play-based learning.

Collections and Services

Print Collections

As the third-largest library system in Canada, VPL has over 3 million physical books available free of charge to patrons.

Accessible Services

Delivers reading and listening materials in a variety of formats to elderly or disabled patrons at their home or care facility.

E-Book and Audiobook Collections

Passionate about histories? Love a good mystery? What excites you? Consider sharing your literary love with Vancouver by providing VPL with funds to build eBook and Audio Book collections!

Programs and Collections for Children and Youth

Alligator Pie

Alligator Pie provides valuable early literacy support by Library staff to vulnerable children in daycare centres in the Downtown Eastside, Strathcona, and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods.

Youth Digital Collections

The demand from young people for engaging materials that they can access from anywhere, at anytime continues increase dramatically.

Mother Goose

Vancouver Public Library’s Mother Goose program is a targeted early literacy initiative for parents and caregivers who are facing challenges and require extra support.

Man in the Moon

VPL’s Man in the Moon program provides opportunities for fathers and other male identifying caregivers to learn about how to best support early literacy and language development in their children through playing, singing, talking and reading together.