We are a French Immersion school, and up until last year we had books that had been around for a LONG time! We did extensive weeding of our library collection, and are now supplementing what is left. Our student population is very concentrated in the primary grades (of the 550 students, half are in Kindergarten through Gr. 2). We therefore need a large selection of books in both English and French for this level. Our French books in particular were quite old. Our population also is very diverse, from a wide catchment area because we are a specialized program; many of our students come from low-income homes as well. We would love to put as many books as possible into their hands!
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