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August Hamper Week Wrap-Up

Last week, Literacy Now Burnaby volunteers worked tirelessly every day at our first Literacy Hamper Week!

Thanks to donations by First Book Canada and Read On Canada!, we distributed 100s of children’s books at Burnaby food and resource hubs.

And not only that – local residents chipped in generous book donations too, including bestsellers, fantasy, audio books, encyclopediae, crime stories, some gems from local writers, and oh so much more!

The hampers also contained literacy goodies, like writing materials, coloured pencils, and information material from local community service organizations, like the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, the Burnaby Public Library, and NewToBC, amongst others.

Thanks to all involved in making this happen! It’s a true community effort, connecting people through the joy of reading.

If you want to contribute to Literacy Now’s mission of putting A Book in Every Child’s Hand, please consider supporting the Raise-a-Reader campaign! You can find more on this fundraiser on the Literacy Now website.

An amazing week of book giveaways. Fantastic Job to all of our amazing volunteers!
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Literacy Hamper Distribution Week

Distributing literacy hampers and books on Monday, Aug 16, at the Outreach Resource Centre at Southside Community Church.
Sorting the books earlier that day at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House Community Hub.

Thanks to very generous donations, we are entering a whole week of Literacy Hamper Distribution at local Burnaby food and resource hubs!

Literacy Now received over 1,000 children’s books at the Pop Up Book Distribution by First Book Canada. Thanks to the workers at the Richmond Raincoast Books, who helped with loading the truck!

Another pallet of 1,200 books by the Read On Canada! coalition from the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundations arrived at our doorsteps at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House this morning. Our Literacy Now “food hub librarians” received them and already started distributing, today at the Outreach Resource Centre, and with great support from the Burnaby Public Library community librarians!