Over twenty years ago, it was suggested we launch a commemorative Library Birthday Book Program for the children of St.George's Elementary School.
Monthly letters are sent out to correspond with each child's birth date and families are invited to donate 25$ (tax receipt) to a fund which goes directly towards enriching our library book collection.
The birthday child then is invited to select a brand new book amongst a half dozen new books. These books correspond with the children's interests and honour them with a personalized message printed on a bookplate designed by our own students. They are the first to enjoy and share their book with their loved ones. These special books remain "evermore" in our library collection to enjoy over and over again and to share with schoolmates.
With each selection comes the data entry into our online catalogue which allows the children to search back over time and fondly remember and seek out each and every book picked out over their years at St. George's. A very special opportunity!
This special project is rooted in the pleasure of literacy and the celebration of children's LOVE OF READING.
Gratitude is extended to all who have supported this flourishing program throughout the years. To order your child's birthday book, click here.