Tumbler Ridge Public Library finalist in Next Stride campaign | Energeticcity.ca
The Tumbler Ridge Public Library was recognized for the TD Summer Reading Club program in the summer of 2020. The program has been completely redesigned to be a mix of online and home delivery in the face of restrictions and blockages. COVID-19.
According to a statement, the library used the $ 500 prize to start the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Tumbler Ridge. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library program helps children ages 0-5 receive a free book in the mail each month.
Head Librarian Paula Coutts says this program is great for kids who may put a bit more wear and tear on their books than adults.
“A lot of people might be hesitant to borrow library books for this age group because kids under 6 love their books,” Coutts said. “They take them in cars, in backyards and in bed. People sometimes fear that books are damaged or lost, and they might prefer to buy them instead of borrowing them for this reason. This program means we can get high quality books into the hands of children under the age of six in Tumbler Ridge for free every month.
If the Tumbler Ridge Public Library wins the grand prize of $ 10,000, it would be able to fully fund the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Tumbler Ridge for almost five years.
Voting for the grand prize winner is open on The Next Stride website. Closing of the votes on September 24th.
CARHA is a national non-profit sports organization that supports recreational hockey in Canada. Next Stride’s #HockeyVacciNation campaign aimed to project positivity and celebrate individual and community contributions as Canadians overcome the challenges of COVID-19.