Love of Reading Schools


The grant will enable us to supply our library and classrooms with resources we never thought possible, allowing us to truly open a world of opportunity to our students.

Kathy Pickford, Principal, Graham Bruce Elementary School, Vancouver, British Columbia

What does a Love of Reading school look like?

Since 2004, 170 schools from across Canada have been selected as Indigo Love of Reading Foundation schools.

Some are urban; some are rural. The communities they serve are diverse, and the students at each school face different challenges.

The schools are all very different from the outside—but once you step inside, you can see and feel what draws these schools together into a powerful force that will change our country’s future.

Inside, libraries at Love of Reading schools are open and full of students. Shelves are filled with new and interesting books to explore. Posters invite kids to join a poetry group, watch a video of To Kill a Mockingbird after school or see a visiting ballet troupe perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Children are supported, nurtured and inspired.

Each Love of Reading school is united in a common goal—to inspire a life-long love of reading in their young charges.

These schools were chosen because they are dedicated to making a difference in their students’ lives. They worked to spark a love of reading with scarce resources, put in long volunteer hours and sometimes reached into their own pockets to buy books and fund much-needed programs to encourage literacy.

Share in the excitement as our Love of Reading schools learn they are receiving the grant on these life-changing calls.

If you think your school has what it takes to be a Love of Reading school, apply now. Or if you know of a deserving school that would benefit from a grant, spread the word about the Foundation and encourage them to apply.

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The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is a registered charitable organization established in 2004
to help provide new books and learning materials to Canadian elementary schools in need.