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Book of the Month- December

Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay

Presenting our book for the month of December, Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay. A world-renowned author and illustrator of children’s books, her books have been translated into more than 15 languages and are loved by children all over the world. Marie-Louise lives in Montreal. Her book, Stella, Queen of Snow, is about a girl named Stella and her younger brother, Sam, exploring a familiar landscape transformed by heavy snowfall. It is Sam’s very first snowstorm, and he has lots of questions. Stella uses her creativity and ingenuity to answer all of them. Click on the photo for creative activities to complement your reading.

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Volunteer of the month – December 2021

Daniel Savulescu

We are delighted to announce our volunteer of the month for December 2021: Daniel Savulescu! Here’s a message from him:

“For my first volunteering experience as a student, I eagerly accepted to join  because I find that it is never too early to introduce books into the life of a child. Giving toddlers the pleasure of being able to enjoy stories reminds me of the joy I felt when my parents read to me. Books have allowed me to stimulate my imagination and arouse my curiosity, to escape and to immerse myself in a world of fantasy. This has been such a rewarding experience which has allowed me to be not only a source of information for children’s literacy and to promote the love of reading but also a source of joy, pleasure, and comfort.”

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Book of the month- November

A Poppy is to Remember by Heather Patterson

Presenting our book for the month for November, “A Poppy is to Remember” by Heather Patterson. A former elementary school teacher and children’s book editor, Heather is a fiercely proud Canadian. How did the bright red poppy that we all wear in November become Canada’s symbol of honoring those who fought for our freedom on Remembrance Day? This book tells our little ones all about it.

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Volunteer of the month – November 2021

Ting Zhang

We are delighted to highlight Ting Zhang this month for bringing the joy of books and reading to children in our community. Here’s what she has to say:

Reading has always been an important part of my life. Becoming a volunteer ay , I now pass on this treasure that has benefited me to so many children. Meeting the children once a week is more like a recharge for each other, as they are fascinated and inspired by the stories I bring to them, and I take pleasure and satisfaction in their pure eyes and laughter. I feel so lucky to be able to accompany and witness the children’s first steps towards reading, and I often imagine that one day in their lives they will suddenly realize the changes that books have brought to them. You never know if a story will change a child’s life at some special moment in the future.

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International Day of the Girl Child

EMPOWERING BOOKS FOR GIRLS

To celebrate the International Day of the girl child, we are sharing some of our favorite books that focus on women, building self-esteem and strength to empower the girls in your life and inspire the boys too. Click on the photo for the list of empowering books for girls!

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Book of the Month- October

Sometime I Feel like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

Presenting our book for the month of October, Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel, a Métis author and illustrator who introduces readers to the significance of totem animals, part of the dynamic and diverse Anishinaabe culture.

This title won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the First Nation Communities Read Award for aboriginal literature.

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Volunteer of the month – October 2021

Héloïse Joffreau

We are delighted to highlight Héloïse Joffreau this month for bringing the joy of books and reading to children in our community. Here’s what she has to say:

When I first discovered , I immediately thought to myself this was a great project and I needed to contribute! My volunteer hours quickly became the highlight of my week. The children were so excited to have me read to them and what’s more, one story was never enough! Some days they didn’t even want to let me leave even until I had read them all my books. Another great experience has been my time volunteering in the library. Cataloguing, processing and especially stamping books has been very satisfying and fulfilling. My hours there always go by too fast! In a few words, those moments of reading in the daycares and cataloguing books in the library have been ones of pure happiness. I am glad to be part of and its mission to provide free access to books and to inspire a passion for reading!”

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021, is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honoring the lost Indigenous children and survivors of Canada’s residential school system and their families and communities. We believe books and stories are the best vehicles to initiate conversations around such topics with our children. Here we share a list of children’s books written by Indigenous authors.

#everychildmatters    #orangeshirtday

 

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New Partner

Giant Steps

Join us in welcoming our newest partner: Giant Steps! Here is Marco with Marla at the installation of their minibiblio. Thank you for sharing the love of books with children. Happy reading!

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