Adopt a School

Story Contest

The 2018 Adopt a School program is closed!

Stay tuned! We’ll be announcing the winners of the Story Contest in mid-October.

*To learn more, see the Full Contest Rules and Program Overview

Alberta

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Patricia Dianne
Patricia Dianne
Balwin School Balwin School
Edmonton, AB Edmonton, AB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I’ve been asked the question multiple times, and the answer is so easy: my Mom. Our parents are our first teachers, and she taught me to love reading. Being a passionate reader herself, my Mom ...

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Ginger Hassett-Koza
Ginger Hassett-Koza
Fultonvale Elementary Junior High School Fultonvale Elementary...
Sherwood Park, AB Sherwood Park, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

I believe that reading to children of all ages is one of the best gifts you can give as a parent. Early literacy intervention (I'm talking from age 0 up) is paramount in the development of ...

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HardistyMom
HardistyMom
Hardisty Hardisty
Edmonton, AB Edmonton, AB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

A long time ago, in a land far away, there was a lovely librarian named Mrs. Lyle. As might be expected for someone in her profession, she had a soft spot for children who loved books as much as ...

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Kathy Fitzowich
Kathy Fitzowich
David Thompson School David Thompson School
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

I am the librarian at David Thompson. This past week, the students came in for their first visit to the Learning Commons. It was exciting to see their faces as they saw old favourites such as ...

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5th
Marija Cadjan
Marija Cadjan
Weinlos Weinlos
Edmonton, AB Edmonton, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

At Weinlos schools books hold a very special place to our students and staff because they allow us to have new experiences that perhaps we may not otherwise be able to enjoy. Books enable us to ...

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Holy Trinity School
Holy Trinity School
Holy Trinity Holy Trinity
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

The Holy Trinity School Community is in the process of examining the current collection of out-dated books in both the Learning Commons and the Classrooms. I am supporting Holy Trinity ...

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7th
Penny Beaudry
Penny Beaudry
Windsong Heights School Windsong Heights School
Airdrie, AB Airdrie, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting this school because I love this learning community. Everyday we start our day at Windsong with self-choice reading. Students and staff are involved in reading purely for ...

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8th
Shaula Corr
Shaula Corr
Nelson Heights School Nelson Heights School
Cold Lake, AB Cold Lake, AB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

The book that I read as a child and that still resonates with me today is "Anne of Green Gables". Anne had such resiliance in the face of her disappointments and life events and I could totally ...

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trish payne
trish payne
École Boréal École Boréal
Fort McMurray, AB Fort McMurray, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

My grand-daughter started fundraising for her school library after the May 2016 Wildfire. Since then, she has raised $600. When her mom told me that they applied for the Adopt a School program ...

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British Columbia

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Mathieu Laframboise
Mathieu Laframboise
John Stubbs Memorial School John Stubbs Memorial...
Victoria, BC Victoria, BC

Why is reading important to you?

To me, reading is a way to learn new things and see different perspective. But more importantly, it is a way to break free from our day to day lives and immerse ourselves in a fantasy world or an ...

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Gretchen Tolfo
Gretchen Tolfo
Westview Elementary School Westview Elementary...
North Vancouver, BC North Vancouver, BC

Why are you supporting this school?

Six-year-old Luca is working to master expressive dialogue, after a Kindergarten year of weekly engagements with Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie collection. Seven-year-old Gracie accelerated ...

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Lauren Di Iorio
Lauren Di Iorio
Ellendale Elementary Ellendale Elementary
Surrey, BC Surrey, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

When I was six years old, my father and I started reading The Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum together. Even now, I can close my eyes and remember my excitement at reading a chapter every night, ...

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4th
Alicia Saunders
Alicia Saunders
Pearson Road Elementary Pearson Road Elementary
Kelowna, BC Kelowna, BC

Why are you supporting this school?

We are incredibly grateful that Indigo Kelowna has chosen Pearson Road Elementary as this year’s Adopt a School recipient. I feel fortunate to work at such an amazing school and I want to do ...

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Kathy Scheck
Kathy Scheck
Margaret Ma Murray Community School Margaret Ma Murray...
Fort St. John, BC Fort St. John, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My local public librarian helped me fall in love with reading and books. She did this by helping me find books that matched my reading and interest level. I went to a private school and we have ...

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Pamela McLeod
Pamela McLeod
Sherwood Park Elementary School Sherwood Park...
North Vancouver, BC North Vancouver, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Who helped me fall in love with reading?! This is such an easy question to answer. It was without a doubt my mother, a passionate reader herself, who hooked me on reading forever. When I was ...

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Jolaine Canty
Jolaine Canty
Seaview Elementary Seaview Elementary
Lantzville, BC Lantzville, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

Books can have a profound impact on our lives and the way we view the world, especially as children. I found it near impossible to pick one of my favorite children's books because there are so ...

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8th
samantha hynes
samantha hynes
Airport Elementary Airport Elementary
Lazo (Comox), BC Lazo (Comox), BC

Why are you supporting this school?

We are very grateful to be a beautiful military family that had an amazing opportunity to recently move from the East Coast to the West Coast, however moving children away from friends, family ...

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9th
Amanda
Amanda
Park Avenue Community (Elementary) School Park Avenue Community...
Nanaimo, BC Nanaimo, BC

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is so important to me. Reading allows you to escape your reality and enter another world of imagination, creativity and excitement! As a child, I grew up in a tumultuous household and ...

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Manitoba

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Cathie Hollier
Cathie Hollier
J.R. Reid School J.R. Reid School
Brandon, MB Brandon, MB

Why is reading important to you?

I have always loved reading. I love how it allows me to see things from a character’s point of view, travel to a different time or place or feel a variety of emotions. Once I had my children, ...

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Elena Stangherlin
Elena Stangherlin
Frontenac School Frontenac School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

We asked several of our students this question. We received a wide variety of answers but the ones that stuck with us most were about the library. Bolu, a student who grew up in Nigeria, said ...

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Tanya Moe
Tanya Moe
Walter Whyte School Walter Whyte School
Grand Marais, MB Grand Marais, MB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

In middle school I had an awesome teacher who read "Where the red fern grows" by Wilson Rawls. This book has too many life lessons in it to mention them all here. I recommend everyone young or ...

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4th
Shelley Gagne
Shelley Gagne
Clifton School Clifton School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

Clifton school is a small school in a quiet, diverse neighbourhood. Last year my son started in the Nursery/Kindergarten class at Clifton school. There were no tears that first day and he ...

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Terri Stewart
Terri Stewart
Daerwood School Daerwood School
Selkirk, MB Selkirk, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I have always enjoyed reading, but I have to say that my three girls helped me 'fall in love' with reading. Being a parent and spending that quality time with your children when they are young ...

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6th
Kyla McDonald
Kyla McDonald
Greenway School Greenway School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My early years in school were difficult and I generally spent more time in the hallway than I did in the classroom. I was managed at school more than I was encouraged and it wasn't until grade 4 ...

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7th
Terri Hooper-Van Schallwyk
Terri Hooper-Van Schal...
Roblin Elementary School Roblin Elementary School
Roblin, MB Roblin, MB

Why is reading important to you?

For me, reading takes me on an adventure--either to a new country, a new century, a new planet. You get lost in the story, become part of the plot, root for the underdog, cheer for the heroes, ...

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pam rubachuk
pam rubachuk
Glenwood School Glenwood School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Why is reading important to you?

At a very young age I would visit the public libraries in my area and borrow up to 30 books at a time. With my wagon or backpack full of literature , I walked home knowing I was going to be ...

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Katherine Anne
Katherine Anne
Riverview School Riverview School
Brandon, MB Brandon, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My childhood was filled with an abusive father and an emotionally unavailable mother. Reading was my escape, a positive way to cope with adversity. As soon as I learned to read, I also learned ...

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New Brunswick

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Stephanie Belyea
Stephanie Belyea
Westfield School Westfield School
Grand Bay-WEstfield, NB Grand Bay-WEstfield, NB

Why is reading important to you?

Reading has always been a big part of my life since I was a child. My parents would read books to my brothers and I each night before we went to bed. They are avid readers and I got my love of ...

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Tina McPhee
Tina McPhee
Keswick Valley Memorial School Keswick Valley...
Burtts Corner, NB Burtts Corner, NB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

As a child I loved visiting the nearest city to my home with my mom. My mom modeled a love of reading for me and we both still have that love today. We used to go straight to the closest book ...

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terri cail
terri cail
Northrop Frye school Northrop Frye school
Moncton, NB Moncton, NB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

The children's book that holds a special spot in my heart is the book "Something from Nothing" by Phoebe Gilman. Now that I am a mother of two little boys, who I read to and now they read ...

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4th
Aldena Higgins-Harris
Aldena Higgins-Harris
Back Bay Elementary School Back Bay Elementary...
Back Bay, NB Back Bay, NB

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is important to me as it gives me that outlet to distress with everyday living. Either reading for professional reasons or enjoyment the thought that it is easy to pick up a piece of ...

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5th
Regeena Christie
Regeena Christie
Chris Saunders Memorial Elementary School Chris Saunders...
Quispamsis, NB Quispamsis, NB

Why are you supporting this school?

CSMES is full of wonderful, eager to learn children who absolutely love their library time! When we opened our Library doors 3 years ago, we really didn't have much of a selection of books for ...

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6th
Meaghan Mullins
Meaghan Mullins
Port Elgin Regional School Port Elgin Regional...
Port Elgin, NB Port Elgin, NB

Why are you supporting this school?

I'm supporting the Port Elgin Regional School because it is the local school that my son now attends. My parents shared the love of reading with me and I am now sharing the love of reading with ...

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Stephanie Penney
Stephanie Penney
William Gillett Academy William Gillett Academy
Charlottetown, Lab, NL Charlottetown, Lab, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

I'm supporting WGA because the students of this school are so deserving of a fully functional library! I have been teaching at WGA since September 2014. It was in my first year here, that we ...

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Melissa Coffey
Melissa Coffey
Fatima Academy Fatima Academy
St. Bride’s, NL St. Bride’s, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

I wholeheartedly support my school, Fatima Academy. Fatima Academy is more than a school, it’s a family. We are so lucky to work with such wonderful students, staff, support staff and school ...

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Annette King
Annette King
St. Edward's School St. Edward's School
Kelligrews, NL Kelligrews, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

As the current Teacher Librarian at St. Edward’s School, I am inspired by our students, staff, families and greater school community. I support our communities’ love of literacy and and here’s ...

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4th
Shealah Hart
Shealah Hart
Botwood Collegiate Botwood Collegiate
Botwood, NL Botwood, NL

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I fell in love with reading at a very young age. My relationship with books began as a toddler, however I think my love for books began at age five, when I started primary school. I remember ...

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Alison Elliott
Alison Elliott
Lourdes Elementary Lourdes Elementary
Lourdes, NL Lourdes, NL

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mother has always been a reader and instilled a love of reading in me when I was just a baby! She would read to me when I was little and as I learned to read I would read to her! We had a huge ...

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6th
Lorena Wicks Matthews
Lorena Wicks Matthews
Hillside Elementary Hillside Elementary
La Scie, NL La Scie, NL

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

The one person in my life who had the greatest influence on my love for reading was my mother! We did not have books in our home like the children have today so mom would use everything at her ...

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7th
Tracey Lundrigan
Tracey Lundrigan
William Mercer Academy William Mercer Academy
Dover, NL Dover, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

Every child should have access to good reading material. It certainly made a difference to my childhood. I grew up in Newfoundland, so I like to ensure one of the schools I support each year is ...

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Nova Scotia

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Morgan Erskine
Morgan Erskine
Dutch Settlement Elementary School Dutch Settlement...
Dutch Settlement, NS Dutch Settlement, NS

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

Reading was my passion as a child and continues to be an enjoyment in my life, which means that many books, both for children and adults have had an impact on my life. I think we can learn ...

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Allison Hurlburt
Allison Hurlburt
Carleton Consolidated Elementary School Carleton Consolidated...
Carleton, NS Carleton, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

Where do I start? I have been babysitting children that attend Carleton Elementary School for about five years now. The bus stops at the end of my driveway and out they come one by one. ...

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Ashleigh
Ashleigh
Truro Junior High School Truro Junior High School
Truro, NS Truro, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

Libraries and books have always held a special place in my heart. I love books! My first memories are of my grandparents and parents reading to me and taking me to the library. Now, as I teacher ...

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Kayte Turney
Kayte Turney
Basinview Drive Community School Basinview Drive...
Bedford, NS Bedford, NS

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is an opportunity to get lost in a world outside our own, whether that is to learn about something we are unfamiliar with or to lose ourselves in our imaginations being guided by an ...

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5th
Illona Shaheen
Illona Shaheen
Coxheath Elementary Coxheath Elementary
Sydney, NS Sydney, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

Books have been a part of my children's lives since birth. Both of my children have very different learning styles and very different interests when it comes to reading. It is important to ...

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6th
Gina Bell
Gina Bell
Antigonish Education Centre Antigonish Education...
Antigonish, NS Antigonish, NS

What are the three books every school library should ...

It's hard to just pick three books that every school library should have, so I'll just pick three of my favourites and share why they were important to me and my three boys. 1) Mabel Murple by ...

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7th
Diane
Diane
Bayview Community School Bayview Community School
Mahone Bay, NS Mahone Bay, NS

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is vitally important to achievement in our world. It provides learning opportunities, enhances our lives, and gives lasting enjoyment. We will never be alone when we discover the ...

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8th
Sara Digout
Sara Digout
Bluenose Academy Bluenose Academy
Lunenburg, NS Lunenburg, NS

Why is reading important to you?

When my boys were born I remember getting that small yellow bag with a board book inside. "Read to your children" was promoted and encouraged. I read parenting advice with phrases like ...

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9th
Adam Davies
Adam Davies
Cyrus Eaton Elementary School Cyrus Eaton...
Pugwash, NS Pugwash, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

I support this school because my son, his friends, and numerous family members attend Cyrus Eaton Elementary. That is the polite and sensible answer, the one least likely to cause anyone any ...

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Ontario

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Jeff Laughlin
Jeff Laughlin
Wellington PS Wellington PS
Aurora, ON Aurora, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

I am a first year teacher librarian at Wellington PS, who had the pleasure of meeting all the students these past two weeks. Every day, class after class entered our learning commons (library) ...

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Nicolette van Pinxteren
Nicolette van Pinxteren
St. Martin de Porres School St. Martin de Porres...
Scarborough, ON Scarborough, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

I have a true “soft spot” in supporting St. Martin de Porres School because not only have I been a teacher here for the past 16 years, I am also a former student! This school and its community ...

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Carlyle Rodrigues
Carlyle Rodrigues
Courtland Ave. Sr. Public School Courtland Ave. Sr....
Kitchener, ON Kitchener, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

I am a grade 8 language teacher at Courtland Public School and for the opportunities this program represents for our students. Reading is the foundation of knowledge, it helps develop critical ...

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4th
Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson
Brant Avenue Public School Brant Avenue Public...
Guelph, ON Guelph, ON

Why is reading important to you?

One of my earliest memories of my childhood was when I would find a great book, find a comfy spot to sit, and get lost in the pages of an exciting story. My grandparents had an entire shelf of ...

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5th
Tara Madlensky
Tara Madlensky
St Bernadette Catholic Elementary School St Bernadette...
Kitchener, ON Kitchener, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

I teach at St. Bernadette. I love teaching. I am surrounded by young people that inspire and challenge me to become a better person daily. They are world changers. I do not envy them. Being a ...

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6th
Cynthiya Selvanathan
Cynthiya Selvanathan
Ashton Meadows Public School Ashton Meadows Public...
Markham, ON Markham, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Ashton Meadows Public School for many reasons! We have about 300 students in our school and we all love to read! At Ashton Meadows there are a lot of different things that happen ...

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7th
Heather Condorato
Heather Condorato
St Pius X Catholic School St Pius X Catholic School
London, ON London, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Nancy Drew! My appetite for mysteries was voracious when I was ten years old; and whilst I should have been sleeping, the street lamps outside our bedroom window illuminated my pages just enough ...

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8th
Jasmine Marion
Jasmine Marion
Dalewood Dalewood
St. Catharines, ON St. Catharines, ON

Why is reading important to you?

Imagine a place that can be molded and shaped into anything you want it to be. Or a place that is the exact opposite of reality. Or what about someplace that you can escape to and forever be ...

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9th
Eve Schifman
Eve Schifman
Lord Lansdowne P.S. Lord Lansdowne P.S.
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

Lord Lansdowne Public School has changed dramatically since it was first built in 1887 on Spadina Crescent. In 1914, a fire damaged the building requiring a partial rebuild. In 1960, the school ...

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Prince Edward Island

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Rosemary Driscoll
Rosemary Driscoll
Parkside Elementary School Parkside Elementary...
Summerside, PE Summerside, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My parents helped me fall in with reading. My life-long love of books began as a pre-schooler cuddled up next to my mom on the couch in the livingroom every day after lunch, and after my older ...

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Allison Giggey
Allison Giggey
Queen Charlotte Intermediate School Queen Charlotte...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Queen Charlotte because I see, every day, how passionate and determined our readers are. As the school librarian, I spent the bulk of my day searching our library shelves for the ...

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3rd
Mandy Ramsay
Mandy Ramsay
West Kent Elementary School West Kent Elementary...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mom helped me fall in love with reading! She loved reading to us as kids and she always had a book on the go. Mom and I still love to exchange books and opinions on books! A love for reading ...

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4th
Jennifer Gillis-Cann
Jennifer Gillis-Cann
Hernewood Intermediate School Hernewood...
Woodstock, PE Woodstock, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

I am proud to be a Hernewood teacher. We have quite the crew of voracious readers. I would love our library to be able to purchase more newer YA novels, as well as duplicates of some of our most ...

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5th
Linda MacLean
Linda MacLean
Birchwood Intermediate Birchwood Intermediate
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

The student population at Birchwood Intermediate school doubled from Sept 2016 to Sept 2017 as a result of re-zoning and the library was not equipped with enough books to meet the newfound ...

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6th
Tanya NEwson
Tanya NEwson
Stratford Elementary Stratford Elementary
Stratford, PE Stratford, PE

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is at the heart of everything! Regardless of your passion or interest, being able to read about it from the perspective and learning of others allows you to grow in your understanding and ...

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7th
Kara Campbell
Kara Campbell
Souris Regional School Souris Regional School
Souris, PE Souris, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I don’t think I ever had a choice not to love reading, it was as natural as breathing in my house. My parents were the best role models and provider of books and/or trips to the library any child ...

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8th
Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau
Jennifer Scantlebury V...
West Royalty Elementary School West Royalty...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Why is reading important to you?

Reading has always been a source of entertainment, sometimes a source of refuge and as well, an introduction to the world beyond. Although what I read and why I read it has changed over the ...

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Quebec

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Cindy Paluzzi
Cindy Paluzzi
St Mary's Elementary St Mary's Elementary
Longueuil, QC Longueuil, QC

What are the three books every school library should ...

To narrow my favourite children books to just three is a challenging task. There are classic stories from my childhood that I feel every library should have and then there are the latest books ...

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Alyssa Dilollo
Alyssa Dilollo
École Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School École Pierre Elliott...
Montreal, QC Montreal, QC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

Growing up with an elementary school teacher for a mother, books in our house were a sacred commodity. Never to be disrespected, purposely torn or damaged, or thrown out. Of the many books found ...

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Katherine Korakakis Peretz
Katherine Korakakis Pe...
Hampstead School Hampstead School
Hampstead, QC Hampstead, QC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

I discovered books at a young age when I first visited the library. Oddly enough the first two books I took out from the library had the biggest impact on me and really shaped the direction my ...

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4th
Amber Lawrence
Amber Lawrence
Association d'Enfants Scolarisés à la Maison Association d'Enfants...
Rawdon, QC Rawdon, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

I believe that every child deserves to fell good about themselves and succeed. AESM gives the parents the tools needed to make that possible. It is a place of non judgement and fun. Thank you ...

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nadia montesano
nadia montesano
Allion Elementary Allion Elementary
Lasalle, QC Lasalle, QC

Why is reading important to you?

I have always loved books as long as I can remember. I loved them before I could read, the pictures, the colors, the beautiful stories that my mother would read, the information my dad would ...

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6th
Sara Levis
Sara Levis
Riverview Elementary Riverview Elementary
Verdun, QC Verdun, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

I am a Riverview Elementary alumni. And now my son attends Riverview. The library still contains books, that I have had the chance to take out. It’s time to rejuvenate our beloved library. We ...

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Saskatchewan

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Charmaine Klettberg
Charmaine Klettberg
Muenster School Muenster School
Muenster, SK Muenster, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

I grew up in the town of Muenster and I went to school here all my life. I enjoyed spending time in the school library choosing books to read. I am now the librarian here and I get to spend ...

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Susan Delmaire
Susan Delmaire
Redvers School Redvers School
Redvers, SK Redvers, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

As the librarian for Redvers School I spend time every day encouraging students to read. Last year we were a part of this amazing program and the opportunity it gave me to purchase the books ...

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3rd
Shannon Schlamp
Shannon Schlamp
Christopher Lake Public School Christopher Lake...
Christopher Lake, SK Christopher Lake, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

I have the wonderful privilege of being the Grade 1 teacher as well as a parent at CLPS. I have been an educator for 20 years and still everyday I have an “aha” moment or two. My current Grade 1 ...

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4th
Keleah Ostrander
Keleah Ostrander
OM Irwin OM Irwin
Swift Current, SK Swift Current, SK

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

When I was a little girl I had the great honor of being raised by an amazing mom whose love of reading fueled her entire career as a kindergarten and grade one teacher. I learned the love of ...

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5th
Katie Noble-Clark
Katie Noble-Clark
Hillmond Central School Hillmond Central School
Lloydminster, SK Lloydminster, SK

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mother and grandma helped me fall in love with books. I can remember from a very early age being read to. Bedtime was one of my favourite times. Sleepovers at grandmas often meant we would get ...

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6th
Roxanne Greenwald
Roxanne Greenwald
St. Peter's School St. Peter's School
Unity, SK Unity, SK

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Reading! Love it! Reading holds a special part of my heart. My mom helped me fall in love with reading by never turning down a chance to buy books from the school flyers or heading to the ...

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7th
Joseph Santiago
Joseph Santiago
Bishop Klein Community School Bishop Klein...
Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon, SK

Why is reading important to you?

I never liked reading. Through out elementry, high school, college, I always thought that it was a waste of time. In my late 20’s I realized, I have never read a book from start to finish before. ...

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8th
Noreen
Noreen
Punnichy Elementary Community School Punnichy Elementary...
Punnichy, SK Punnichy, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

The children in this school need extra support and they should get it. They are wonderful kids that deserve a chance to be the best versions of themselves. I enjoy working with them.

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Sandra Falez Hessdorfer
Sandra Falez Hessdorfer
Wakaw School Wakaw School
Wakaw, SK Wakaw, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

I am very excited to support this school! It has changed my oldest boy’s outlook on reading. He would avoid books and fake read all of the time, but with a few great teachers from this school, he ...

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The Aschbacher Family
The Aschbacher Family
Jack Hulland Elementary School Jack Hulland...
Whitehorse, YT Whitehorse, YT

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

The person who helped me fall in love with reading is my mom. When she was a kid, she devoured books at every opportunity and would stay up reading under her covers with a flashlight until the ...

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Heather Hirst
Heather Hirst
Princess Alexandra School Princess Alexandra School
Hay River, NT Hay River, NT

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My elementary school teachers when I attended Princess Alexandra School (specifically Mrs. Carroll (K), Ms. Fahl (1) and Mrs. White (2)) helped me to fall in love with reading at an early age, by ...

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Heather Hirst
Heather Hirst
Harry Camsell School Harry Camsell School
Hay River, NT Hay River, NT

Why are you supporting this school?

I work for library services, and get to see first-hand the positive impact that reading can have on a child. Just last Friday, I brought a book to my nephew that I thought he would like. When I ...

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Heather Hirst
Heather Hirst
Lutsel K'e Dene School Lutsel K'e Dene School
Lutsel K'e, NT Lutsel K'e, NT

Why are you supporting this school?

Lutsel K'e is one of the only communities in the NT without a public library. Would love to see them win a prize, and help increase literary and a love of reading among all students.

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