A Traveling Library by And for The People
Paper Roads is a grassroots traveling social justice library that delivers books for loan to low-income, racialized, and Indigenous communities in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Attiwandaronia (Hamilton); as well as Guelph and the Haldimand Tract (forthcoming).
VOLUNTEER TO DELIVER BOOKS
Our books are delivered (and retrieved) by volunteers from the community. We do contactless deliveries when possible, and ask community members to wear masks when not possible. Delivery and pick up times are coordinated by our founder in concert with the volunteer's schedule. Volunteers will be provided with library books, although an option to deliver donated books is available. The time frame between book delivery and pick up is two months.
DONATE YOUR BOOKS
Most of our collection is donated by the community. We accept a wide variety of books but require donations to be in good quality and to reflect our commitment to get popular, new, or classic social justice literature to marginalized communities in Southern Ontario. Pick up and delivery options are available to folx in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Attiwandaronia (Hamilton), Guelph, and the Haldimand Tract (the Tri-Cities), while folx in Tkaronto and Peel must drop their donations off to our founder in Burlington.
Make sure to email our founder after you complete the donation form (below).
CHECK OUT A LIBRARY BOOK
Community members can select books on our website to be delivered directly to them for a loan time of two months. Community members will be given a one week notice via email before the return/pick up deadline. Households can have a max. of six books checked out at the same time. Max. # is subject to change, based on location. To loan a book, please review our collection and then email our founder at firstname.lastname@example.org for the request form for the title you want to loan.
Our founder, Jade (they/them/she/her), can be contacted through email.