The Champlain Library has launched its annual A Book On Every Bed campaign, which seeks to ensure every child wakes up with something to read on Christmas morning, regardless of their circumstances. The books are gifted to children whose families are recipients of Christmas baskets from the Vankleek Hill and L’Orignal food banks.
The campaign, which had run for 10 years, was designed to both boost literacy and provide extra joy to children at Christmas with something new to read. The library has sought donations of new books for children ranging in age from two to 12.
Those who want to get involved can visit the library’s website and view a list of the children based on their age, gender and language. An online form must be filled out, after which a staff member will be in touch to confirm the information.
All books must be dropped off unwrapped with a gift bag and tissue paper by 12 p.m. on Friday, November 27. Monetary donations were also accepted.
More information can be found at the library’s website at bc-cl.ca.