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Volunteer of the Month – February 2020

Volunteer of the Month – February

Adrian (Hannah) Dragan

My experience as a storytime volunteer has been very educational and I enjoy bringing joy and smiles to children while initiating them to literature. Through storytime, I help to increase the literacy rate of our youth while encouraging their creativity and not repressing their energy. I DO IT WITH LOVE!


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Volunteer of the Month – January 2020

Volunteer of the Month – January

Mathilde Routy

We are happy to announce our Volunteer of the Month for January, who also happens to be our newest team member, Mathilde Routy! Mathilde has been a dedicated volunteer since last fall as a Storytime Animator at her daughter’s daycare! She is an experienced animator and we are very happy to have her as our new Communications Coordinator at .

“It’s really magical to see the special connection that is created with the children through books. Every week, we laugh, we’re scared, we’re moved, but most of all we have a lot of fun!”

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Volunteer of the Year – 2019

Volunteer of the Year 2019

Shamim Khan

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.

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Holiday Party 2019


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 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 . Once again, from all our staff to all our volunteers you are the best! Happy Holidays!


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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)

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Montreal, QC H4A 3G8

(514) 872-0517