Shortreed Elementary received $40,000 from the Indigo Love of Reading foundation to purchase new books. (Special to The Star)

Shortreed Elementary received $40,000 from the Indigo Love of Reading foundation to purchase new books. (Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Shortreed one of 30 Canadian schools aided by Indigo’s Love of Reading program

Aldergrove school received $40,000, which will be put towards new books for the library

Shortreed Community Elementary has received a $40,000 literacy fund grant from Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

More than $1 million was provided this last year through its annual Literacy Fund Grant to 30 high-needs elementary schools across Canada to ensure children had access to books during COVID-19.

Recognizing many elementary schools across Canada have limited library budgets and their books are often outdated, the program raises funds through in-store donations and disperses funds throughout the year. to various applicants

Shortreed’s literacy committee is in its second year with a strong focus on supporting teacher literacy methodologies, as well as making room for new growth by getting rid of old unused, non-relevant reading resources.

The Literacy Fund Grant will support the existing guided reading programs (with leveled readers) and their Reading Buddies program.

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Schools in Abbotsford, Surrey, and Chilliwack also received funding from the Indigo Love of Reading program.

Find out more or donate at www.indigoloveofreading.org.


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