42,988 books given

Adopt a School runs for 8 more days!

Welcome to another exciting year of transforming children’s lives one book at a time.

Your donations go even further when you support a local participating school during the 2016 program.

All participating schools receive:

  • Every dollar raised to support their students and school library
  • Eligibility for a match of up to 50 books from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
  • 30% off books at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores when using program donations
Find a local school to support!

Three Ways to Support a Local School

Book Bonus

For every two books you donate online, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will donate an additional book to your selected school, up to 40 books for each school!*

Tell a Story, Give a Story

If we feature your story, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will give a book to your selected school, up to 10 books for each school!*

Donate In-store

Starting September 18, visit your local Indigo, Chapters or Coles store to make a contribution to its adopted school!

Latest News

  • See the amazing impact of your support!

    Adopt A School - September 28, 2016

    Hello, We wanted to share this video with you to make your day! This is the power of books and your support through this program to provide much needed books for high-needs elementary schools.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP_hO50WpHo  Thank you for your continued support.  ...

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  • What a wonderful weekend!

    Adopt A School - September 27, 2016

    Thank you to all the schools and supporters for such an amazing weekend! Your support has helped raise over 31,000 new books to support the 500 schools in the program and there are still 12 mores days to make a difference in these libraries!  Let's keep up the amazing support this week and ...

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  • 6 days and almost 20,000 books!

    Adopt A School - September 23, 2016

    Six days into the Indigo Adopt a School program and there are already almost 20,000 books for schools across the country. What fantastic participation from our schools and their communities to support literacy through the program! As we go into the weekend there are two ways to bring adventure t...

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  • Welcome to the 2016 Indigo Adopt a School program!

    Adopt A School - September 12, 2016

    Hello, The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is thrilled to welcome  students, schools and communities to this year's Indigo Adopt a School program. From September 18 to October 9, approximately 500 high-needs elementary schools across Canada will be rallying t...

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Support Across Canada

Sep 30, 2016
Asha R

"For Jyoti Ruparell - STS"

"For Jyoti Ruparell - STS"

Donated 2 Books
Oct 01, 2016
Dawne Gordon

"For Sara and Evan Gordon"

"For Sara and Evan Gordon"

Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
France Brunet
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Janice Chan
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Erin Kelly
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Marisa Harris
Donated 7 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Judy kells
Donated 4 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Shell Baldry
Donated 2 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Lori Anderson
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Charmaine Wilson

"I love the historical trilogy by Karen Autio. These books are set back in time teaching accurate Canadian history but also have stories of strong children, grappling with their issues, emotions and hardships. These stories are exciting, empowering and educational. For the younger readers she also has a fun book about Sea Otters which is my da..."

What are the 3 books every school library should have and why?

"I love the historical trilogy by Karen Autio. These books are set back in time teaching accurate Canadian history but also have stories of strong children, grappling with their issues, emotions and hardships. These stories are exciting, empowering and educational. For the younger readers she also has a fun book about Sea Otters which is my daughters favourite.
Second Watch (2005), ISBN 1-55039-151-8
Saara's Passage (2008), ISBN 978-1-55039-168-8
Sabotage (2013), ISBN 978-1-55039-208-1
Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter (2015), ISBN 978-1-55039-208-1"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Crystal Van Slyke
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Roberta Clark

"Happy to support reading! "

"Happy to support reading! "

Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Carolynne Bouey Sh

"In honour of my late spouse Don Shank who was a teacher. "

"In honour of my late spouse Don Shank who was a teacher. "

Donated 7 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Kathleen Elliott
Donated 2 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Whitney Reynolds
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Lanette Lindgren
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Charmaine MacKenzi
Donated 3 Books
Oct 01, 2016
Melanie Neilson
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Fiona Clare

"I have spent the past 18 years training volunteers to be tutors in the One to One Children's Literacy program. This program helps those students who are not quite reading at grade level develop reading confidence, fluency and most importantly - a love of reading. Westmount school has run a successful One to One program for many years. Their cur..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I have spent the past 18 years training volunteers to be tutors in the One to One Children's Literacy program. This program helps those students who are not quite reading at grade level develop reading confidence, fluency and most importantly - a love of reading. Westmount school has run a successful One to One program for many years. Their current coordinator, Judy, a retired community person, is committed to and passionate about the program. She does a wonderful job recruiting community volunteers and also parents to be tutors. She also does a lot of tutoring herself. The school librarian generously shares her space with the program so that tutors and readers have a welcoming and inspiring space in which to read. The Westmount One to One Children's Literacy program is a wonderful example of how volunteer tutors can help students catch a love of reading!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Beverly Iwanczyk

"Over several years I have had the pleasure of accompanying the developmental class to the library for book exchange. Many of these children are non-verbal with limited communicative skills. Seeing them laugh, smile or reach out to turn the page of the book being shared always warms my heart. "

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"Over several years I have had the pleasure of accompanying the developmental class to the library for book exchange. Many of these children are non-verbal with limited communicative skills. Seeing them laugh, smile or reach out to turn the page of the book being shared always warms my heart. "

Donated 1 Book

"The kids always come home so excited after library day and we read their books over and over. Thank you PET!"

"The kids always come home so excited after library day and we read their books over and over. Thank you PET!"

Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Stacy Martin

"I grew up in a small town, not unlike Embrun, and we had the most amazing library....filled with books of everything a young inquisitive mind could imagine! The write up on Cambridge, stating it is in "dire" need, is inadequate to the reality of their library. I grew up on literature, and continue to devour all manner of written material t..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I grew up in a small town, not unlike Embrun, and we had the most amazing library....filled with books of everything a young inquisitive mind could imagine!

The write up on Cambridge, stating it is in "dire" need, is inadequate to the reality of their library.

I grew up on literature, and continue to devour all manner of written material today...I strongly feel that books open up the minds of anyone who takes the time to flip through the pages..therefore, I support Cambridge in it's desire to expand their library."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Alan Caulfeild-Bro
Donated 15 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Amelie Beauchemin
Donated 2 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Robi Reid
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Janine Satterley
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Vanessa Sobie

"I have nothing but good things to say about William Cook School and their amazing staff. In 2015, my caring and loving daughter Angelina was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and anxiety. As parents, your greatest wish is that your children are happy and healthy. Although we had suspected this diagnoses, it was still somewhat of a..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I have nothing but good things to say about William Cook School and their amazing staff.

In 2015, my caring and loving daughter Angelina was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and anxiety. As parents, your greatest wish is that your children are happy and healthy. Although we had suspected this diagnoses, it was still somewhat of a shock to hear the confirmation from her psychiatrist. We had many questions, and feared what things would be like for her in school where she would be spending most of her time.

Angelina had attended two other schools before this one, and had always struggled with both the social and educational aspects. She would come home after school appearing very anxious and ticcing significantly. A week after starting her year at William Cook School Angelina's anxiety, OCD, and tics decreased dramatically. She appears super happy and says nothing but amazing things about her teacher and a couple of new friends she had made in class. I have met with the principal, vice-principal, Angelina's teacher and resource teacher and I too have nothing but wonderful things to say about them. Wow! What a change this school has made for my daughter. It is for no other reason that I see the importance of supporting a school such as this one, a school that puts the students first and embraces the idea that a happy child is one that will succeed not only on an educational level, but also on a social one."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Denise nickerson

"A small step for literacy.... But a step that matters"

"A small step for literacy.... But a step that matters"

Donated 7 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Anonymous

"My favorite character from a children's book is Little Critter... I loved reading these books to my 2 children. My children are now in their 20's and I still own these books. I will definitely be reading these books to my grandchildren some day. These books definitely need to be in EVERY library. "

Who is your favourite character from a children's book and why?

"My favorite character from a children's book is Little Critter... I loved reading these books to my 2 children. My children are now in their 20's and I still own these books. I will definitely be reading these books to my grandchildren some day. These books definitely need to be in EVERY library. "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Carla Cordeiro

"I'm supporting OLP so that the students have a great new book to pick when they go to the library. Every child deserves to be able to have a selection of stories to read and share with others. "

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I'm supporting OLP so that the students have a great new book to pick when they go to the library. Every child deserves to be able to have a selection of stories to read and share with others. "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Claudia Velocci
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Audrey Dubeau

"My dream library doesn't has a "look", it affects the other senses much more. My dream library has that smell...the smell of rows and rows of classic novels (something e-readers cannot provide). It has a feeling of comfort, where I can picture myself and my daughter, Elyse, sitting heads together and snuggled side by side laughing over the pag..."

What does your dream library look like?

"My dream library doesn't has a "look", it affects the other senses much more. My dream library has that smell...the smell of rows and rows of classic novels (something e-readers cannot provide). It has a feeling of comfort, where I can picture myself and my daughter, Elyse, sitting heads together and snuggled side by side laughing over the pages of a funny story when the weather is awful outside. My dream library offers me possibilities...that for one day, I can be Sherlock Holmes solving the case or the famous scientist that discovers the solution to a major problem. I think the best libraries don't offer a look, they awaken our imaginations to see whatever it is we want to see! :)"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Van G-K

"For Jyoti Ruparell - STS great job"

"For Jyoti Ruparell - STS great job"

Donated 2 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Karen Greaves
Donated 7 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Jack Andruby

"My favourite memory of my primary school library was the stories the librarian would read or share with my class during our weekly visit. Then of course it was getting to pick a book to take home for my parents to read to me or me to read it to them. I loved looking at the shelves as shelves of books. I feel this is why today I have a love of bo..."

What is your favourite memory from your elementary school library and why?

"My favourite memory of my primary school library was the stories the librarian would read or share with my class during our weekly visit. Then of course it was getting to pick a book to take home for my parents to read to me or me to read it to them. I loved looking at the shelves as shelves of books. I feel this is why today I have a love of books (good children's books are my favourite) , a love reading and learning. We need libraries!!! And librarians!!!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Elsa J Varady

"In honour of my mum, Shirley Steinhoff Passmore who was named for Anne of Green Gables, a Canadian classic."

"In honour of my mum, Shirley Steinhoff Passmore who was named for Anne of Green Gables, a Canadian classic."

Donated 15 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Lynda Mitchell-Wil

"Reading is the key to success in the modern world. It is up to those of us who have to help those in need"

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"Reading is the key to success in the modern world. It is up to those of us who have to help those in need"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Maryellen Marino

"I taught both my sisters boys to read their first books using Audrey Woods book Silly Sally. The colourful illustrations which support the story along with the creative rhymes and patterns with in the text made it a great first book for both boys. I'll never forget the look on my sister and brother-in-law's faces as the boys sat down to read t..."

What is your favourite memory from your elementary school library and why?

"I taught both my sisters boys to read their first books using Audrey Woods book Silly Sally. The colourful illustrations which support the story along with the creative rhymes and patterns with in the text made it a great first book for both boys. I'll never forget the look on my sister and brother-in-law's faces as the boys sat down to read them Silly Sally for the first time. They are now sharing that same book with their own children all these years later with as much delight as they enjoyed it themselves as children."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Francine Couturier

"For my kids."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"For my kids."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Jodi Derow
Donated 2 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Beth Weatherbee

"I am a teacher at the Port Elgin Regional School and I know first hand the importance of each person finding a book that allows the student to realize that they can love reading! Years ago, one student said, "I discovered that I like reading...when the book is interesting to me!". All reluctant readers can feel this IF they can find a book that..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I am a teacher at the Port Elgin Regional School and I know first hand the importance of each person finding a book that allows the student to realize that they can love reading! Years ago, one student said, "I discovered that I like reading...when the book is interesting to me!". All reluctant readers can feel this IF they can find a book that is at their level and interests them. Older students are not interested in Dr. Suess books, but still need to have access to material that helps them understand the JOY of reading and books.

Thank you to Indigo for helping us make this possible for more of our learners!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Jennifer Bennink

"I am supporting this school because my two sons started there this year. In our family, we love to read, and nothing makes me happier than when my children get excited about a book, or a character, or they begin to figure words out on their own."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I am supporting this school because my two sons started there this year. In our family, we love to read, and nothing makes me happier than when my children get excited about a book, or a character, or they begin to figure words out on their own."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Meaghan Rockman

"The school of good and evil trilogy..... it's something every little girl should read or have read to them. So many good things taught with these books.... most importantly friends are your friends no matter what and that's looks don't matter."

What are the 3 books every school library should have and why?

"The school of good and evil trilogy..... it's something every little girl should read or have read to them. So many good things taught with these books.... most importantly friends are your friends no matter what and that's looks don't matter."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Mark Deeves

"Reading Little House on the Prairie in a big, comfy chair in the school library early in my grade three year gave me insight into life of pioneer settlers, at a time when it was a hit tv show, and when I discovered the pictures in my head, as I read, were as vivid as anything on the small screen."

What is your favourite memory from your elementary school library and why?

"Reading Little House on the Prairie in a big, comfy chair in the school library early in my grade three year gave me insight into life of pioneer settlers, at a time when it was a hit tv show, and when I discovered the pictures in my head, as I read, were as vivid as anything on the small screen."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Shannan Frey

"So, when I was in grade school, I was a little behind in reading. My class was big, my parents were overburdened with other worries and somehow I fell behind. I was assessed and my parents were given tools and games to try to improve my reading skills. Still, I remained behind the rest of my class. That is, until we moved to a small rural co..."

What is your favourite memory from your elementary school library and why?

"So, when I was in grade school, I was a little behind in reading. My class was big, my parents were overburdened with other worries and somehow I fell behind. I was assessed and my parents were given tools and games to try to improve my reading skills.
Still, I remained behind the rest of my class.
That is, until we moved to a small rural community with an "ancient" teacher (to my young mind) who had come to Canada as a young woman after the war. Coincidentally, her name was Ms. Young.
Ms. Young was not about to have a student who was so far behind in reading in her class, she was determined to catch me up with everyone else in the few short weeks before summer. And she sat with me day after day until I was. The reward, to select as many books from the library as I could carry home. Ms. Young was instrumental in introducing me to the freedom that can be found in discovering so many different worlds in books and to this day, I still find joy in wandering the aisles of the library and randomly picking books from the shelf to take home."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Jan Steven

"Hello Emma in Grade One! Here is a book for you and a book for two friends. Love, Grannie Jan and Grumpa Laur"

"Hello Emma in Grade One! Here is a book for you and a book for two friends. Love, Grannie Jan and Grumpa Laur"

Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Zita Dove
Donated 3 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Lori McDonald
Donated 3 Books
Oct 01, 2016
Natasha Basant
Donated 3 Books
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