1000×5 putting call out for books

Fall is coming and 1000×5 is gearing up for a great year, bringing the gift of storytime to preschool children ages birth to five years of age.

Research has proven that reading, and being read to at an early age provides children with concepts, skills, and abilities vital for successful learning. Even babies, while they may not understand the words, benefit from being read to, as they hear the rhythm and sound.

The program, founded in 2008, provides children’s literature to families who may not be able to afford the cost of new books, donated by the community for the community. Gently used books will be cleaned, sorted for suitability, and bagged for distribution to young children.

Working with family-serving agencies within the Comox Valley, 1000×5 will then give the gift bags of books to families who need them.

The 1000×5 program starts Sept. 16 and continues throughout the year. Green bins for book donations will be in the schools when they open.

If you have books to donate, or would like to get involved, please visit our website: comoxvalley1000x5@gmail.com or call: 250-338-0940.