one book at the time
To raise literacy levels by empowering partners to instill in children a life-long love of reading and learning from birth and to enable free access to books and animation services.
We offer books from our collection to set up your minibiblio free of charge. This includes training, replenishment of materials and promotion.
Early Literacy Component
We offer weekly reading activities by our trained volunteers free of charge. This includes workshops for parents and our Early Literacy Toolkit.
Donations and volunteers are a crucial and highly valued part of our project. Every gesture helps us in our mission to raise literacy levels.
Testimonial from Tanya Kusiewicz from RVH Child Care Centre:
What people say about us
Literacy influences well-being and is closely linked to nearly all the major determinants of good health identified by Health Canada. I champion, as should others, the emphasis on reading to children in the First 1000 Days of Life to ensure Canada's cultural and economic prosperity.
The Downtown YMCA Daycare has immensely appreciated the books we have borrowed through minibiblioplus. With them, the educators would not be able to demonstrate the spontaneous interests which arise on a daily basis. Books help the children to visualise, and the teachers scaffold and extend the learning through literacy. A great project and partnership! Couldn't live without it!
We are making great use of minibiblioplus! Books are being used in therapy sessions and are being checked-out for clients to use at home. One of our groups involves teaching parents how to read and interact with their children. For this purpose, these books have proved indispensable. We have only received positive feedback about this program.
The Kahnawake Library has benefited through the provision of books for patrons to keep and those that could be borrowed from the Library. The affiliation provided the opportunity for one of our former book club members to attend Michelle Obama's show in May of 2019 with minibiblioPLUS. Our staff and patrons are very appreciative of their services.