Bright Red Bookshelves provide free books for kids

Bright Red Bookshelves provide free books for kids in Williams Lake

Bright Red Bookshelves are located in 12 public places in Williams Lake.

Children and families can find gently used children’s books free to take home and share.

Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy introduced the Bright Red Bookshelf Program in Williams Lake in November 2009 after an enthusiastic reception in 100 Mile House.

Volunteers with the Williams Lake Association for Community Living clean and prepare books for distribution.

Twice a week these volunteers tidy and fill some of the bookshelves and bring in donated books.

More than 4,500 books were circulated in 2012 in Williams Lake.

We have donation boxes located with every bookshelf.

The success of the program depends on dedicated volunteers.

Bookshelves are built by volunteers in their homes or through the word working programs at PSO and Columneetza Secondary.

We always need more children’s books for the program.

If you have books to donate please contact Claire at 250-398-4173.

Help bring a child and a lonely book together.

– Claire Schreiner