Adopt-a-School and Donate Books for the #LoveOfReading

 

There is something so magical about snuggling up in the couch with my son to read a real, physical book. He has been an avid reader in the last few years and my husband and I make sure to consistently encourage his #LoveOfReading.

In the photo we are reading the Word Collector, a great story about a little boy who collects words and it changes the world around him in positive ways. Honestly, I love that my son picked this to read not only because he loves to increase his vocabulary but also because I think the main character kinda looks like him!

DID YOU KNOW?

– Each year, Canadian teachers spend more than $200 million of their
own money to buy books and learning materials for their classrooms
–  In today’s highneeds schools the average age of library books is over 16
years old
– 30% of grade 3 and 4 students are not meeting provincial reading
standards
– Children who struggle with literacy are 4 times more likely to drop out
of high school

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is dedicated to putting books in the hands of Canadian children and so am I! With the Indigo Adopt a School program, several Winnipeg elementary school libraries will receive books to enhance and improve their libraries. I’m choosing to adopt Frontenac School as that is where both of my daughters attended school when we first moved to the South end of the city.

GIVEAWAY TIME

📚 SHARE YOUR 1st OR FAVOURITE BOOK WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP AND YOU WILL WIN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIFT A PACKAGE OF BOOKS TO ONE OF THE ADOPTED SCHOOLS OF YOUR CHOICE HERE IN THE ‘PEG!And a $50 Indigo/Chapters gift card (from yours truly)!

It’s all about giving back, in a #local way!

My fave books growing up were Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

How about you?

📚 Be sure to read the terms and conditions below. Giveaway closes Friday Oct 5/18 at noon.

🔹 PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway will be posted on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but only one winner will be drawn from all entries.

3 Comments

  1. Linda
    October 18, 2018 / 10:15 am

    My first favourite book growing up was The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

  2. October 2, 2018 / 8:56 am

    When I was young I loved Dr.Seuss and honestly I still do today and read them to my grandkids now!

  3. Betty S
    October 2, 2018 / 7:11 am

    I was a big fan of the Nancy Drew series, One of my friends at school received the new one as soon as it came out and we all got to share the book It was awesome

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