The aim of the program is to give the Island’s youngest members access to as many books as possible. It is based on the belief that if a child hears 1000 books by age 5, they are much better prepared to enjoy and succeed in learning.
Gift bundles consisting of 3 books each are sorted by appropriateness for age and subject, involving a great deal of expertise, time and effort by our wonderful Salt Spring volunteers, who are reading specialists and educators.
Where possible, books are purchased locally with generous discounts, and from Canadian publishers who support the program with discounts and donations. Some gently used book donations are also recycled through the program.