The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library and Heartland Ford have teamed up to promote early literacy and learning.
On Monday, Heartland Ford made a $15,000 donation to the library to jump start the new Grab and Go program ($5,000) and to purchase a new SMART Table ($10,000).
“It means the world to the library,” said Michele Feser, director of the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library. “We're all about providing lots of early literacy opportunities and this just fits perfectly with the library, so we're very grateful.”
The Grab and Go program gives families a convenient way to borrow age appropriate books for children aged five and under. It's now up and running.
“The owners really believe in putting back into the community and when it comes to kids they have a soft heart,” said Rachel Patenaude, the fleet and commercial sales manager at Heartland Ford. “When the library came looking for some help they were ready to jump in with both feet.”
A new SMART Table, which is an interactive learning center, will be installed in January.