Mary Ladky is the executive director of the Children's Book Bank. Strategically located between Cabbagetown and Regent Park, the book store is set up in a converted Victorian style home. It is beautifully laid out and is very child friendly. After admiring the surroundings, you might notice that something is missing. There is no checkout counter.
And that's because all the books are free.
Mary talks about the history of the book bank and presents a compelling case on the benefits of children learning to read and the consequences for those who do not. We soon learn that Mary is a fierce champion of child literacy.