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School receives 1530 books from First Book Canada

St. Paul School received 1530 books
Posted on 11/02/2020
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Annually, St. Paul School in Lethbridge applies for a grant with the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, whose mandate is to put books in the hands of high-needs children. While the school was not selected for a Literacy Grant this year, as a runner up with a clear commitment to literacy, St. Paul was selected to receive books from First Book Canada, a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide Canadian children from high needs communities with equal access to quality education. 

Explains Tessa Eisenberg, National Engagement Manager of First Book Canada, “We work with the major players in the Canadian book publishing industry to distribute brand new books and educational resources to Canadian children from across the country and this year marks the 8th year of our partnership with the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation!”

 Librarian, Elisabeth Heggie, unloads and organizing books to give to students. As a result of First Book Canada’s generosity, the school has received a pallet of 1530 books. Roughly four or five books will be given to each of the students in the school and the remainder will be used to update the school’s library.

Principal Gerry Muldoon notes that there are many hands that have brought this gift to the school, but it is the dedication of librarian, Kim Godwin, who spearheaded a stellar application in the first place that made it all a reality. "This is classic, Kim. She always has the kids and literacy at the front of her mind."


For more information about this release contact:

Gerry Muldoon, Principal
St. Paul School, Lethbridge
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 403-328-0611

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Mr. Leahy's class poses with their new books.


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