Donate a book this Christmas

Donate a book this Christmas

Want to donate a book for an underprivileged child this Christmas?

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the program “La Lecture en Cadeau,” (The Gift of Reading) has started an advertising campaign appealing to adults for the discovery and reading of books among children.

BooksThe Quebec Literacy Foundation has adopted a slogan “Qui a lu,lira!” which basically translates as Those who have read, will read again. The campaign is in full swing and will continue throughout the months of November and December. The idea is to buy a book and donate it to a needy family who would normally not have the finances to spend on buying books. The books should be for children from the age of 0-12 yrs old and should be new.

All libraries in the province are participating in the program and act as drop-off zones for all areas where there is a library. The Literacy Foundation hopes to expose underprivileged children to books and to the knowledge they can gain from reading.

The younger children are introduced to reading the more chances they have of staying in school and showing an interest in learning, and the younger the better, according to the Foundation.

The goal this year is to collect and donate 40,000 books throughout the province. Quebec City and area managed to donate 2015 books in last year’s campaign.

In the Quebec City area the regional points for leaving your donations are at the following bookstores and or libraries, keeping in mind that a librairie is a bookstore and a bibliothèque is a library.

Archambault (Lebourgneuf, Sainte- Foy and Old Quebec) Bouquinerie de Cartier; Coop F. -X.- Garneau ; Coopsco Sainte- Foy ; Librarie Baie-Saint- Paul, Librairie La Liberté, Librarie Morency ;  Librerie Pantoute (St. Roch and Old Quebec), Librarie Vaugeois , Renaud -Bray (Galeries de la Capitale and Laurier promenades Beauport) and les Bibliotèques Paul -Aimé-Payment (Charlesbourg) and Alain- Grandboi (St. Augustine).
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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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