Books feed children’s minds. This Halloween, volunteers and librarians will be handing out books to children in Cumberland, Courtenay, and Comox instead of giving out candy. Last year, over 800 new and used books were given to little goblins and witches. We hope to give out over 1000 books this year!
But we need more books. The Courtenay library is accepting donations of gently-used children’s books (0-13 years) during regular business hours until Wednesday, Oct. 28. (Please do not donate religious books, parenting books, or encyclopedias).
Also, consider giving out books as treats at your home this Halloween. Collect gently-used books from friends and neighbours and hand out books for treats on Halloween.
“You can thrill kids with gently read books that cost about the same — or sometimes less — than the candy you’ve been throwing in those Jack-O-Lanterns,” said Rebecca Morgan, founder of the Books for Treats movement.
Morgan advocates giving books instead of treats to feed children’s brains instead of their cavities.
Books for Treats is a book distribution campaign coordinated by the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Association and funded through Raise-a-Reader.
For more information, please visit www.cvliteracy.ca or facebook.com/booksfortreatscomoxvalley or phone 250-897-2623. To learn more about the Books for Treats movement go to www.booksfortreats.org.