Marie Sharpe Elementary school Grade 4 teacher Kris Beaulne and student Phyllisia Jeff help collect dozens of books donated by parents

Marie Sharpe Elementary school Grade 4 teacher Kris Beaulne and student Phyllisia Jeff help collect dozens of books donated by parents

Editorial: Let’s help reach literacy goals

April is book drive month. Why not clean out your bookshelves for Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy?

April is book drive month.

So if you are thinking of doing some spring cleaning, why not clean out your bookshelves for Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy?

Thanks to community donations and partnerships, CCPL gives out more than 350 books each year through its Bright Red Bookshelves and Books for Babies programs.

You know the ones –– Bright Red Bookshelves can be seen throughout town where people congregate; the hockey arena, the pool and the doctors’ office, just to name a few.

The Bright Red Bookshelves encourage children to browse through the books and read as many as they like.

Children can even take the books home to read.

Helping children to develop a lifelong love of reading is so important.

Even just 15 minutes of reading a day can make a lasting impresion in the lives of children.

So, it is fitting that children and their families are giving back to the program this month by dropping off gently used children’s books at participating schools, Heartland Toyota, Williams Lake and District Credit Union and right here at our Tribune/Advisor office located at 188 North First Avenue.

The mission of CCPL members is to promote literacy through awareness, advocacy and by initiating and supporting learning opportunities.

As a community let’s help them reach their goals.

– Williams Lake Tribune/Weekend Advisor

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