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Books on the Bus aims to score paperbacks at Rebels book drive

City of Red Deer initiative launched earlier this year

  • Nov. 28, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Red Deerians are asked to bring new and gently used soft cover books to the Red Deer Rebels home game on Dec. 3rd at the Enmax Centrium.

Books on the Bus has teamed up with the Red Deer Rebels with the goal of gathering 1,500 free books to provide to riders on Red Deer Transit. A regular supply of books is critical for the continued success of the program, launched in January of this year.

Soft cover books for all ages are welcome, with the need especially high for children’s books.

In the first nine months of the program, approximately 7,000 books have been collected and distributed on eight Red Deer Transit buses and two mobile book carts at Sorensen Station. Funded by Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), the initiative is the first of its kind in Canada.

Books on the Bus partners include Red Deer & District FCSS, the Red Deer Rebels, Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra), Cosmos, Red Deer Transit and Red Deer Public Library (RDPL).

Those not attending the Rebels game on Dec. 3rd are welcome to donate their books at another of the drop-off points, including Red Deer City Hall, the Collicutt Centre, the Dawe Centre, the Recreation Centre and Sorensen Station.

See www.reddeer.ca/booksonthebus for more information.

– Fawcett

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