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

November 28, 2016 9:21 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deerians are asked to bring new and gently used soft cover books to the Red Deer Rebels home game on Saturday, December 3 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 December 3 are welcome to donate their books at another of the drop-off points, including:

  • Red Deer City Hall
  • Collicutt Centre
  • Dawe Centre
  • Recreation Centre
  • Sorensen Station 

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

­For more information, please contact: 

Dianna Souveny
Community Facilitator – Social Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8102

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147 

 

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