Book Tree 2024 @ JFT Library & JF Canada/USA Digital Library

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January 20 - March 31

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Our annual Book Tree is back after 4-year hiatus!

Let’s make the library’s book tree bloom together by sharing your thoughts on Japan-related library items and win an exciting prize!

Play the video to see how our Book Tree is blooming! (As of February 24th, 2024)

Book Tree eligibility:

Check out 5+ physical/digital library items from Japan Foundation Toronto Library and/or JF Canada/USA Digital Library AND submit your comment(s) within the period of Saturday, January 20 – Sunday, March 31 2024.
*The last day to borrow physical item(s) from Japan Foundation Toronto Library is Saturday, March 30. Please check library hours to plan your visit.
*The last day to submit your comment(s) is Sunday, March 31.

How to participate in the Book Tree Program

 

  1. Borrow books or audiovisual materials at the Japan Foundation Toronto Library.
    • Every time you borrow 5 or more items (excluding periodicals), you may fill out a white ballot for a prize.
    • Every time you borrow 10 or more items (excluding periodicals), you may fill out an additional blue ballot for a GRAND prize.
  2. You will receive two cards at the library counter
    • Tsubaki-flower shaped comment card: Write down your comments on an item of their choice and add it to the Book Tree on the library wall
    • Sheet for ballot: If you opt in for the prize lottery, write down your information (name, library card number, and email address)
  3. Prize winners will be notified directly later in April

Prizes

GRAND Prizes include:

AGO – 1 pair of General Admission Tickets for a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario. (additional fee required for specially ticketed exhibitions. Audio guide not included.)

The Beguiling – 2 Manga books (in English)

ROM – 1 pair of Admissions Tickets to ROM’s galleries and special exhibitions.

TIFF – 1 pair of Tickets for an Gala screening at the 49th annual Toronto International Film Festival.
(Roy Thomson Hall; festival runs Sept 5 – 15, 2024)

Other Prizes include (but not limited to) :

Japanese Tenugui towel, Books, Pens, Eco bags, and so on!

Library & Gallery Opening Hours

MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11:30am to 4:30pm
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday11:30am to 6:30pm
Friday11:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday11:30am to 4:30pm *Closed on select Saturdays
SundayCLOSED


*JF Canada/USA Digital Library is available to residents of Canada and the USA 24/7

  1. Borrow ebooks/audiobooks at the JF Canada/USA Digital Library.
    • Every time you borrow 5 or more items, you are entitled to enter a draw for prizes.
  2. Submit comments on (an) item(s) of their choice on the virtual Book Tree board on Padlet.
  3. If you want to opt in for the prize lottery, please submit your information from the form available on the virtual Book Tree board.
  4. Prize winners will be notified directly later in April

Prizes

 

Prizes include but not limited to:

Japanese Tenugui towel, Books, Pens, Eco bags, and so on!

 

Thank you for participating!


Special thanks to our generous sponsors – AGO, The Beguiling, JNTO, ROM, and TIFF


Details

Starts:
January 20
Ends:
March 31
Registration:
Required
Language:
English, Japanese
Event Category:

Organizers

The Japan Foundation, Toronto Library
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
The Japn Foundation, New York