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See what 1000×5 has been up to lately. Now in the ninth year for the Peninsula, the sixth year for Victoria and the fourth year for the Westshore, our wonderful project continues to thrive putting over 250,000 books into the hands of babies and preschoolers. We succeed because of you. Read on for an update.

06Sep 16
May I Have A Book Please?

May I Have A Book Please?

The 2016 – 2017 school year begins this week and alongside the children entering the buildings will be the thirty or so 1000X5 volunteers – eager to see what books arrived from schools over the summer.  And just as eager to begin again are the agencies which know the value of getting books into the hands of young children. Over…

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19Jul 16
Not A Cell Phone In Sight….

Not A Cell Phone In Sight….

On Tuesday mornings in July and August, Peninsula “1000 X 5” Project volunteers join members of Saanich Peninsula Literacy at the Open-Air Library (OAL) at Beacon Park in Sidney.  The OAL was initiated last summer by Marlene Dergousoff, Literacy Outreach Coordinator for the Saanich Peninsula following her trip to New York City and a visit to the Outdoor Reading Room…

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15Jun 16
Book Magic For Younger Children

Book Magic For Younger Children

Is there magic involved in sharing books with young children? If there was magic, we would wave a wand and magically, books would be in abundance in the home of every young child. And if there was even more pixie dust to go around, each book would be of high quality, every one of them becoming a favourite, read over…

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04May 16
Me To We And 1000×5

Me To We And 1000×5

Kaitlyn and her teacher, Mme Marss looking through some of the books Do you think 11 year olds can lead change? We know one who can and did. In early March, Kaitlyn, a Grade 5 student from Ecole Quadra Elementary, cleaned and bagged the 100000th book collected for the Victoria 1000 X 5 project.   Kaitlyn spearheaded a drive that collected…

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