Since 2010, the Champlain Library has been providing children with a new book at Christmas through the “Book on Every Bed” campaign. The books are supplied to children whose families are recipients of Christmas baskets from both the Vankleek Hill and L’Orignal Food Banks. This year, the library is planning to distribute books to approximately 70 children. But it cannot do it alone. The library needs the support of the community.
Champlain Library is asking for donations of new books so that these children will wake up Christmas morning with a book on his or her bed. The library has a list of children which specifies the age, gender and language of each child.
If you would like to get in on the Christmas spirit by donating a new book to “A Book on Every Bed” please call the Champlain Library at 613-678-2216 or stop by the library to be matched with a child. The library will also accept monetary donations. All books must be delivered to the library unwrapped with a gift bag and tissue paper by Friday, November 29, 2019.