Paula Doolaege of the Castor Community Health Centre stands in front of a display of books donated by CLearview Public Schools. (Photo submitted)

Paula Doolaege of the Castor Community Health Centre stands in front of a display of books donated by CLearview Public Schools. (Photo submitted)

Clearview Public Schools makes donation to encourage early reading

The program has been in place since 2017

To help encourage reading in young children, Clearview Public Schools recently made a book donation to three regional community health centres.

The book donated this year is Barbara Reid’s children’s book Sing a song of Bedtime.

Any parents with young children who attend the health centres in Stettler, Castor or Coronation for immunizations or other appointments will get a copy of the book, compliments of Clearview.

Clearview Public Schools started the program in 2017. In 2022, Clearview donated 100 books, 60 to the Stettler Community Health Centre and 20 each to Castor and Coronation Community Health Centres at a cost of around $840.

“Reading together as families is a child’s first introduction to the wonder and joy of lifelong learning,” said Clearview Board Chair Guy Nietz, in a prepared statement.

“We hope the gift of these children’s books will open the door to years of stories and adventures that shape and expand a child’s experiences.”

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