Love of Reading in the News

Indigo Chapters grant helps schools get new books

April 9,  2010  North Memorial school principal Joanne Bell attended Thursday night's Portage la Prairie School Division board meeting and spoke on the Indigo Chapters grant her school received in 2008. Read full article

Indigo Chapters grant helps schools get new books

April 9,  2010  North Memorial school principal Joanne Bell attended Thursday night's Portage la Prairie School Division board meeting and spoke on the Indigo Chapters grant her school received in 2008. Read full article

A.R. Kaufman's love of reading fostered by a large Indigo grant

March 2010  The library at A.R. Kaufman Public School has always been a busy place...but it is now buzzing with activity as boxes, boxes and boxes of new books arrive for the shelves. Read full article


December 14, 2009 During the fall, Coles Books in the Cornwall Square Mall adopted St. Coluban's School.  Read full article

Children of St. Martha school is stocking up on reading

December 11, 2009 Librarian Lorraine Jack and students from Children of St. Martha School were recently presented with a gift card by...Chapters.  Read full article

Ogden students stock their library with grant money

October 21, 2009 Students at Ogden Community School in Thunder Bay, ON take a trip to Chapters with their grade three students as they choose books to fill their library .  Read full article

Glendale loads up on new books

October 14, 2009 A west-end elementary school is on its way to dramatically transforming its library with $45,000 worth of new reading materials.  Read full article

Sheet Harbour Consolidated gets $50,000 for literacy

October 14, 2009 Sheet Harbour Consolidated Elementary School received an Indigo Love of Reading grant for $50,000.  Read Full Story

Business fundraiser helps school library

October 10, 2009 Georgia Avenue Community School students will have more to read thanks to Coles Books and Chapters.  Read full article

Bookshelf Boost

Three Windsor-area elementary schools can boast a boost to their bookshelves after receiving more than $3,500 to increase their library holdings.  Read full article

Excellence in Retailing Award

Awarded to a retailer that demonstrates an innovative and proactive solution to societal and/or environmental challenges, resulting in enhanced community awareness of the retailer and improved brand image.  Read full article

It's Raining Books at King Edward

The Times- Winnipeg, MB July 2, 2009, The Selkirk Avenue elementary school was one of 20 from across Canada to be selected as beneficiaries of Indigo's Love of Reading program.  Read the full story

It's Raining Books at North End School

The Metro- Winnipeg, MB July 2, 2009, Teachers at King Edward Community School are getting ready for a shopping spree, and their students can spend the summer preparing for a reading spree.  Read the full story

Books Galore June 7, 2009, Coles Books Store was a very busy place Friday morning as nearly three hundred East View school students entered the store to choose a book thanks to a grant from the Love of Reading Foundation of Indigo books.  Read the full story

St. John Bosco to beneift from literacy grant

The Telegram- St. Johns, NL  June 13, 2009, St. John Bosco in Shea Heights was a recipient this year of a $70,000 literacy grant from the Love of Reading Foundation. Read the full story

60,000 Reasons to Read

CKX-  May 19, 2009, "Often we have teachers going to garage sales, picking up used books, discards from the public library.  Our teachers are very resourceful in what they try to do to provide literacy to our students...."   Read the full story

Love of Reading Foundation brings Books to Kids

Canadian Family-  May 14, 2009, It's no secret that one of the most important things children can do to help bourish their growing minds is to pick up a stack of books and read.  Unfortunately, school libraries across Canada are full of dated and worn-out books and many schools only receive about one book per three children each year.  Read the full story

North End School Awarded Literacy Grant

The Metro-  Winnipeg, MB May 21, 2009, A North End school is one of three Manitoba schools that will receive funding from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation to promote literacy.  Read the full story

Literacy Grant for McKitrick School

News Optimist- North Battleford, SK May 20, 2009, McKitrick Community Scholl in North Battleford is among 20 schools across Canada that will receive a grant to support literacy for its students...  Read the full story

St. Patrick's Students Cheer Getting $55,000 in Books

Telegraph-Journal- May 15, 2009, Education Vice-Principal hopeful grant will improve the school's low literacy rate.  Read the full story

St. John Bosco Delighted with $70,000 Literary Grant

The Telegram- St. John's, NL May 23, 2009, Students at St. John Bosco did a happy dance recently when they found out their school has been awarded a $70,000 literacy grant.  Read the full story

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Fulfils dreams at St. John Bosco

The Telegram- St. John's, NL May 26, 2009, Through the next three years, St. John Bosco will receive $70,000 that will build a library that will be the envy of any school, district, province and Canada. Read the full story

Burnt Church push for Literacy

Miramichi Leader- January 12, 2009, Principal Robert Bowes said kids at the school have developed into strong and avid readers over the past five years.  Read the full story

Revamped library at Prince Street School 'wows' students

The Guardian- January 9 2009, If you haven’t set foot into Prince Street Elementary School library in the past while, you may be in for a surprise. By Melissa McInnis Read the full story

Fenelon Township P.S. receives $72,000 for new books

The Lindsay Post- October 28 2008, Fenelon Township Public School is one of 20 Canadian schools to receive money for new books from the Indigo For Love of Reading program. Read the full story

Thousands of new books fill school library

The Advertiser- October 28 2008, Cheers and screams filled the gymnasium at Woodland Primary as the entire student body of kindergartens to Grade 3s erupted into applause. Read the full story

Award Helps Kids Hit the Books

Regina Leader Post- September 26, 2008, Students from Glen Elm School cracked the books Thursday. Kids from the school were at Chapters to choose new books for the school library. Read the full story

Kids pumped over trip to book store

Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal- September 23, 2008, Ogden Community School students went on a different kind of field trip Monday morning – a shopping spree. Read the full story

Students Shop for their Library

The Edmonton Journal- September 3, 2008, Parkdale students get rare chance to replenish library with part of $62,000 grant. By Sarah O'Donnell Read the full story

Students Benefit from Book Program June 23, 2008, These days, the students at King Edward Public School have a library full of fun new books. By Karen Kawawada Read the full story

School on a Mission

The Gazette- June 11, 2008, The $62,000 question: With a Love of Reading grant, which books shall we buy? By Benda Branswell Read the full story

More books for Fenelon Township Public School students June 12, 2008, Fenelon Township Public School students have made a bit of a dent in their recent windfall from the Indigo For Love of Reading Foundation. By Catherine Whitnall Read the full story

Preparing for the Show

Northern News Services- June 5, 2008, Young readers in Sir Alexander Mackenzie school have a lot to be thankful for, due to an increase in reading materials, by Dez Loreen Read the full story

Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue PS gets Indigo love

The Villager- June 4, 2008, It's always a good day when the principal of an underfunded inter-city school gets a $122,000 cheque in the mail. Read the full story

Books Galore for North Memorial!

The Daily Graphic- May 23, 2008, The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, set up by Indigo Books and Music Inc., has chosen North Memorial, and 19 other schools across the country, to receive the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation grant., by Rob Swystune Read the full story

Woodland Primary School Gets Boost

Advertiser- May 22, 2008, Primary school gets huge boost by David Newell Read the full story

Glen Elm Elementary School Wins $45,000 May 17, 2008, Glen Elm School has found the pot of gold at the end of the reading rainbow, by Veronica Rhodes Read the full story

New Brunswick's Elsipogtog School Wins $77,000

Times and Transcript- May 17, 2008, Students at Elsipogtog School will soon see a big difference in their library, by Aloma Jardine Read the full story

Lena Shaw Wins Book Grant

Black Press- May 16, 2008, Surrey's Lena Shaw Elementary School will be getting more books by Kevin Diakiw Read the full story

SLJ Chats with Canada's Largest Book Retailer about
Her Campaign to Rescue School Libraries

School Library Journal - October 16, 2007, by Joan Oleck.  Read the full story

A bookseller’s bid to fill school shelves

The Globe and Mail - September 20, 2007, by Elizabeth Church  Read the full story

Schools without books?

The Globe and Mail - September 20, 2007, by Margaret Wente  Read the full story

Students’ minds being starved

Toronto Sun – September 20, 2007, by Kevin Connor Read the full story (pdf file, 44KB)

McGuinty’s $120M vow one for the books

National Post - September 20, 2007, by Craig Offman Read the full story (pdf file, 76KB)

Library books for schools have a McGuinty imprint

Toronto Star - September 20, 2007, by Daniel Girard

Interview with Heather Reisman

CTV Newsnet - September 20, 2007. Courtesy of CTV NewsNet.

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.