The Champlain Library is proud to join others in recognizing Friday, September 30, as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This day will honour survivors, their families and communities for the loss of thousands of Indigenous children, who were taken from their families and placed in residential schools. It will also ensure public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

To help commemorate this day, the Champlain Library’s collection of Indigenous books will be on display for patrons to borrow. As September is Library Card Sign-Up month, anyone who signs up in September will receive a cell phone cradle, or a bracelet, and have their name entered into a weekly draw for a chance to win a book and a pass to Ouimet Farms.

Don’t have a library card yet? Go to the library’s website at bc-cl.ca to complete an online membership form. Library staff members look forward to helping you get started to explore your gateway to knowledge.

For more information on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and how it is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind, visit www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation Visit bc-cl.ca or call 613-678-2216 for more information about the Champlain Library. Every Child Matters!