Volunteer of the Year 2019
Shamim brought her children to the Fraser Hickson when they were young and it was during these visits that she began to wish she could work at the library. Shamim began volunteering at the Fraser Hickson Institute in 1984 and after two months was hired as a staff member. She worked until the Fraser Hickson closed in 2007 and has volunteered at the locations that the library moved to including its current home at 3755 rue Botrel. We are very grateful for Shamim’s dedication and generosity throughout the years.
What a wonderful holiday party honoring our amazing volunteers and a special thank you to Shamim Khan, our long standing volunteer of 35 years! Thanks to all those who attended. Thank you to Mayor Sue Montgomery for coming out, and to our wonderful sponsors, Notre-Boeuf-de-Grace, Sandrini Confections and Première Moisson. We also said goodbye to our lovely librarian, Niusha, and thanked her for her years with minibiblioPLUS. Once again, from all our staff to all our volunteers you are the best! Happy Holidays!
Our mission 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 has been a great success this year – 127 programs located in 85 sites!
As Fraser Hickson ventures into its 135th year of existence we invite you to join in our efforts to ensure early literacy development is a top priority in everyone’s ‘books’ in 2020!
‘Increasing literacy skills in the workforce by an average of 1% would, over time, lead to a 5% increase in GDP, or $54 billion per year, every year, and a 5% increase in productivity. (Literacy Lost: Canada’s Basic Skills Shortfall-2018’ Frontier College)