International Day of the Girl Child


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.

Click on the photo for creative activities to complement your reading.


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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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Book of the month – September

We Share Everything by Robert Munsch

Presenting our book of the month for September, “We share everything” by our beloved children’s author Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko.

In this book, the children in a kindergarten class come along away from not sharing anything to sharing literally everything! If you are looking for ways to practice sharing with your children, this book and the suggested activities will be the help you need! To check it out, click on the photo.



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Closing Canada’s literacy gap in a pandemic, Montreal Gazette

Our literacy challenge — particularly the importance of early learning initiatives — should be a national priority, write Celine Cooper and Asha Dixit of the Fraser-Hickson Institute, Montreal Gazette.

“Research suggests the COVID crisis has not only increased inequities in literacy rates but will lead to deficits in student learning.  Closing the literacy gap is both a vital pandemic challenge and a generational opportunity.”
In recognition of International Literacy Day this week, we share this piece by the President of our Board of Governors, Celine Cooper and our ED Asha Dixit, on why all federal leaders should make literacy promotion, especially early learning initiatives, a national priority.
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International Literacy Day 2021

Hon. Marc Garneau reads at NDG Daycare, Mary Poppins

It was such a pleasure to celebrate International Literacy day with our partner Garderie Mary Poppins NDG. We highlighted the power of books, stories and reading to children from day one to help raise literacy levels and build stronger, more vibrant communities. We thank Honourable Minister Marc Garneau, who read a storybook to children sharing his love of reading.

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Volunteer of the month – September 2021

Maira Claudio

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

“It has been such a remarkable experience volunteering with .  I was once a child enjoying books and Storytime from my teachers and volunteers. Now, it is my honor to share my love for reading with the children of today. The excitement on the children’s faces as they run to sit down in front of me, continues to be the highlight of my weeks. Moreover, the light in their eyes and the joy in their voices as they ask for another book is one of the many prime examples, that showcases the mission of being fulfilled. I truly believe that reading brings everyone together through the adventures and important life lessons books hold. I look forward to continuing the mission of improving literacy levels in Montreal and enjoying the amazing connections I’ve made with the children this past year!”

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