Literacy is the key focus for the EOCF and the Share a Book program was conceived in order to spark the imaginations of young minds. Books stir the senses and ignite a love reading that can last a lifetime and are essential to lifelong development, yet many children from low-income families have no books or very few to call their own.
The Share a Book program provides new books and book bags to Grade 1 students across Northern Alberta and ensures the joy of reading is not lmited to a student’s financial means. Since the program began, more than 14,000 books have been distributed to over 7,000 students.
If you are a teacher of a grade one class within Oil Country and would like to learn more about the Share A Book program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the program are posted every January.