Aging Khowhemun library gets infusion

The library at Khowhemun Elementary School is getting a boost as part of the 2016 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Grant program.

  • May. 19, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The library at Khowhemun Elementary School is getting a boost as part of the 2016 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Grant program.

Reviving aging book collections in schools is the name of the game for this exciting initiative as few things are better indicators of future success than early literacy.

The reality is that many Canadian school libraries don’t have the necessary funds to provide students with adequate access to books, and the Foundation reports that the average school library book is 16 years old and, on average, schools that apply for Literacy Grants have annual budgets of less than $8 per student — far below the minimum spend to ensure a healthy school library.