by Rachel Brown, CEO, NGPL

In honour of World Book Day, March 3, the North Grenville Public Library is pleased to announce that it has been able to significantly expand its French book collection this past year, due to the generosity of community partners, community members, and our Friends of the Library group.

The Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO, our French public school board) awarded the North Grenville Public Library a grant, making it possible for the library to purchase approximately 150 French books for children and youth. The collection improvement is focused on books that respond to the growing needs of the community, including building the young adult collection, adding more graphic novels, and adding more picture books about diversity.

The Friends of the Library’s l’Arbre des souhaits adopt-a-book initiative last fall was a big success, with all French book titles being adopted by community members, and additional ones being ordered using donations from corporate sponsors Jonsson’s Your Independent Grocer and Canadian Tire Kemptville.

The Friends also conducted a successful English Wish Tree adopt-a-book initiative to add or replace much loved classic books for children and youth.

We are so grateful for our community partners, community members and Friend’s group for helping to create a strong and vibrant French collection at the North Grenville Public Library. A special thank you as well to our French Library Services Coordinator, Kathy Moss.


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