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Twice Upon a Time

Site: Ottawa - Find Location

Alternate Name CV19 ; Free books Ottawa ; Il était deux fois ; Livres gratuits pour les enfants d'Ottawa ; OCR
Legal Name Twice Upon a Time / Il était deux fois
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address Heartwood House 
404 McArthur Ave E 
Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable 
For Kingston:
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (1 Apr 2020): Due to COVID19, all locations are closed until further notice. See website for updates. 
Volunteer-run organization that gives books to children * families can visit a site as often as they like and can take home one book per person per visit * accepts donations of new or gently used books for children or babies * volunteer opportunities * pop-up free bookstores are operated at certain agencies
Hours * Overbrook Community Centre bookstore Sat 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Wed 4:30 pm-6:30 pm 
* Taggart YMCA Housing Office Wed 4 pm-6 pm 
* Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Don McGahan Clubhouse Tues 4 pm-5 pm 
* Heartwood House, varies
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and under 
Children 12 years and under
Application Bookstores:  
* Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill St, Ottawa 
* Heartwood House, 404 McArthur Ave, Ottawa 
* Taggart YMCA Housing Office 180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa (Housing clients only) 
* Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Don McGahan Clubhouse 430 McArthur Ave, Ottawa (club members only) 
* for more information, a contact form is available on the website 
Donations of 20 books or less: 
* Books On Beechwood (New Edinburgh) 
* Octopus Books (Glebe) 
* Coin du livre (Gloucester) 
* Tag Along Toys (Kanata) 
* see websites for location and business hours
Languages English ; French ; Books are offered in English and French
Fees None
Service Categories Humanities Activities/Events ~ Children ; Leisure Equipment/Supplies Donation Programs ; Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-601-9383
After Hours Phone 613-601-9383
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Alexandra Yarrow, President; Email:
Alternate Contact Laura Fernandes, Vice-President
Volunteer Coordinator Helena Merriam; Email:
Other Details
Established 2014
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 803095777 RR0001 ; Book donations
Resources Website

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