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Raise-a-Reader Week Sept. 20-27, 2019

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all!

The Postmedia Raise-a-Reader campaign exists to empower today’s children and families with tools to improve their reading skills. These skills are the foundation for lifelong learning that significantly affects the quality of life and the health and social economic well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Help Raise-a-Reader and support family literacy the week of September 20th to 27th, 2019.

Click here to find ways that you can donate.

Donate to Raise a Reader today




Source: Vancouver Sun

Surrey Libraries Is Looking For Home Delivery Volunteers

Home Delivery Volunteers

READ-Ability Services is looking for volunteers in our City Centre, Cloverdale, Guildford, and Strawberry Hill neighbourhoods. Home Delivery Volunteers are responsible for delivering library materials to homes and care centres.

Volunteers need to enjoy working with people, have enthusiasm for books and reading, and be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with seniors and persons with special needs. Additionally, volunteers must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Physically capable of carrying bags of books
  • Have driver’s license and access to a vehicle. (Surrey Libraries do not reimburse volunteers for costs).
  • Able to commit 2-3 hours every 4 weeks for at least 1 year
  • Able to meet our screening requirements – including a Criminal Record Check, consent for Driver’s Abstract, reference checks, and interview
  • Good verbal and written English language skills

If you are interested, please fill out a Volunteer Application Form and drop it off at any library branch, or email to Ilona Stachura, Manager of READ-Ability, at

Source: Surrey Library