W.E. Gowling Public School

Ottawa, Ontario 259 / 350 Books Given

Principal Kim MacDonald W.E. Gowling is a school with approximately 350 students in the Carlington community. We are a designated R.A.I.S.E. school by the OCDSB. (Resource Allocation Index based on Socioeconomics) This is our school board's identification of schools which have a higher number of students from households with low income, single-parents and newcomers to Canada including refugees.

As a result of the significant number of our students being from low income homes, many do not have money to purchase books. Further to that, there isn't a public library within walking distance to our student's homes thus our school library is their primary source of reading material. Our students are hungry for books and literature and are eager to come to their school library to find books.

Our students love their library books to the point they are falling apart. Many books have been taped, re-taped, glued, stapled and glued again in order to keep them in circulation as we are unable to replace damaged books with new books. In addition to our beloved, ragged and worn out books we have books which unfortunately accidentally are no longer fit for circulation. Often water or juice gets spilled on books or pages tear and sometimes younger siblings contribute to the cause of a book's demise.

Kindly consider supporting W.E. Gowling Public School during the Adopt a School Campaign to put exciting new books in the hands of our students.

Favourite books The students at W.E. Gowling, especially our English language learners, love graphic novels and as a result they are the most requested and circulated books in our library. Here is a list of our absolute favourite books:
1. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series / Jeff Kinney
2. Smile, Sisters, Drama and Ghosts / Raina Telgemeier
3. The Amulet Series / Kazu Kibuishi
4. Space dumplins / Craig Thompson
5. March Grand Prix / Kean Soo

350 Children
Children: 350
Avg. age of books: 10-20 yrs
$0.00 Budget/Child
Budget/Child: $0.00

Recent News

Happy Thanksgiving!

W.E. Gowling Public School October 07, 2017

Thanksgiving greetings from W.E. Gowling!  It is wonderful to see donations continuing to come in and know each book purchased will put an ear to ear smile on the faces of our students.  Thanks to your generous donations, our French collection has been expanded and we've been able to pu...

Three Days Left!

W.E. Gowling Public School October 05, 2017

Thank you to all who have been able to donate to our library so far.  There are three days remaining in this year's campaign and we would love to hear your story if you haven't already shared. Thank you again for supporting W.E. Gowling School library!

We're Off to a Great Start!

W.E. Gowling Public School September 22, 2017

Thank you to all who have been able to donate to W.E. Gowling so far.  We are encouraged by your generosity! This year we have the opportunity to win $500 or possibly even $2500 through the Story Contest component of the campaign.  The best part of this is that it is free to participat...

Indigo Adopt a School @ W.E. Gowling 2017

W.E. Gowling Public School September 16, 2017

Hello from W.E. Gowling Public School Library! We are pleased to once again have the opportunity to fundraise for our library through the Indigo Adopt a School program.  We'd like to start by thanking the W.E. Gowling and Carlington communities for your generous support over the past two yea...