Three Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will soon be getting some new books.
Andrew School, École Campbelltown and Mundare School are among 92 schools in Alberta participating in the 2017 Indigo Adopt a School program, a national initiative to raise money for elementary school libraries.
“Books have this special ability to inform, educate and entertain,” said TJ Kennerd, the principal of Andrew School. “Having a greater variety of literature and non-fiction books available will make a huge difference for our students, encourage new ideas, stimulate their minds and keep their interest in reading alive.”
The Adopt a School program relies on the support of the community through online donations and storytelling. Community members are asked to share a story online about the importance of reading.
“I encourage everyone to share their story and help us build our school learning commons,” said Kennerd. “Our students are excited, look forward to their literacy journey and are thrilled to be building a resource legacy for future students.”
Each story chosen to be featured on the Adopt a School website, earns a $10 book donation from Indigo to the participating school. For every $20 donated online to the schools, an extra $10 is donated to that school to buy a new book.
Additional donations for Andrew School can be made at Chapters in Sherwood Park, which officially adopted the school for this year’s Adopt a School program.