If you have any books at home that aren’t being used, the students at Juniper School want to hear from you.
The Juniper Student Council is spearheading a book drive for the month of February, which is “I Love To Read” month. The books will be delivered to the community of Moose Lake at the end of the month.
Brooke Marofke, a grade eight student and one of the key organizers, spoke to Arctic Radio News and said that they decided on a book drive “because all kids should be able to read”.
She said that the drive is part of their WE school projects, and that they are helping to create change around literacy and to help improve the future of other students by allowing them to have better literacy skills.
Brooke said that they chose Moose Lake after learning about the community and the fact that they did not have a lot of books. She said that they spoke to the principal of the school there, and that he’s excited to get the books once the drive is over.
The goal for the book drive is to collect 1137 books; one for every person who lives in Moose Lake.
Donations can be dropped off at Juniper School during school hours.
If you’d like to learn more about the book drive, tune in to Thompson Today on 102.9 CHTM this afternoon at 12:40pm and again at 5:10pm.