Courtenay library hosts Books for Treats

What do kids think about getting books instead of candy for treats on Halloween?

What do kids think about getting books instead of candy for treats on Halloween?

Last year, on Oct. 31, the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association (CVLLA) hosted a book treat station in the Courtenay library foyer during the Halloween parade for families. Families came in to pick out a book as a treat, instead of candy. Everyone was excited and anxious to pick a book on their favourite topic.

Parents and grandparents chose baby board books for tiny ones in strollers, toddlers all dressed up smiled as they chose picture books about their favourite characters like Franklin, Big Bird and Calliou. Older children choose stories or juvenile novels. We had them all!

This year the Courtenay library is hosting a Books for Treats event from 4 to 5 p.m. during the Halloween parade and across the street at the Comox Valley Art Gallery there will be an open house (perhaps haunted) with button making, a screen print display and of course books for treats.

At the Comox library from 10 to 5 p.m., little goblins will receive one book “treat” for every child who visits.

This community initiative is part of Books for Treats Canada, run by former Comox Valley resident Robin Rivers.

The CVLLA is excited to be a part of building libraries of children’s books at home and encouraging families to read together and enjoy learning.  Getting books for free at these events are a fun, healthy way to engage children with books.

The CVLLA is accepting gently used book donations at the Courtenay library prior to Oct. 31 and have had books generously donated by the Courtenay Rotary and First Books Canada.

Volunteers from CVLLA will host the books-as-treats stations in all venues.

— Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association

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