It’s no secret that one of the most important things children can do to help nourish their growing minds is to pick up a stack of books and read. Unfortunately, school libraries across Canada are full of dated and worn-out books and many schools only receive about one book per three children each year.
Luckily, the wonderful folks over at Indigo operate the Love Of Reading Foundation, which, over five years, has distributed 7.5 millions dollars to 70 high-needs elementary schools in order to help them rebuild their libraries and classrooms. Each year, they hand out $1.5 million over a three-year period to 20 schools across the province. To date, Indigo has changed the state of dozens of school libraries ranging from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, to Shigawake, Quebec.
This week, Indigo announced the new round of schools who will benefit from a portion of the 2009 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation grant.To see change in your child’s education, you can nominate their school for a 2010 Love of Reading grant.