Category: Reading

Woodbridge Chapters Helps Teston Village Public School on #givingtuesday #loveofreading

Some of our new books!
Just a few of the new books we have purchased through the Indigo Adopt a School program!

I can’t begin to express how grateful I, and the rest of the staff and students of Teston Village Public School, are to the staff and customers of the Chapters store in Woodbridge. At the beginning of the school year, we were approached by Customer Experience Manager, Terry Jordan about the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and their Adopt a School program. We signed up, and shortly thereafter were a part of a Canada-wide contest to win up to $10 000 in new books for their school library. Well, we didn’t finish in the top three in Ontario, but customers at the Woodbridge store made individual donations totalling almost $4000. Online donations from friends, families and the school community brought in another significant amount of money.

Mr. Monahan and Mr. Jordan in the Kids Section at Chapters in Woodbridge
Mr. Monahan and Mr. Jordan in the Kids Section at Chapters in Woodbridge with a few special picks from the staff at Chapters gift wrapped for our students.

While the Adopt a School results were amazing, there was another surprise for us this past Tuesday. As part of #givingtuesday, Chapters made another $5000 donation to our school. Together, this means that Chapters and their customers have donated almost $10 000 to Teston Village Public School. On top of this, we are able to stretch our book buying dollars further, because when we buy books at Chapters in Woodbridge, we are able to get a discount on the sticker price of the books.

Students and staff shouldn’t expect to see all of the books show up at once. Purchasing will be spread throughout the year. A couple of priorities are to get some high quality, hardcover picture books and top up some of the very popular chapter book series that we have. Below, students and staff can find links to submit book suggestions for the library (NOTE: I don’t need any more suggestions for Rick Riordan, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries. I’ve already purchased lots of those).

Once again, on behalf of all of the students and staff at Teston Village Public School, a special thank you to Terry Jordan, the Woodbridge staff solicited donations and Chapters-Indigo for the Adopt a School program and their generous #givingtuesday donation.

I’ll share more updates on our book purchases here soon!