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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.

04Apr 16
A Steady Flow Of Books

A Steady Flow Of Books

Together, we have collected about 250 000 books for redistribution to young children and families in our region.  Often, people ask:  Where do you get all those books?  The answer is:  From various sources.   Books come to us from: schools… There are collection bins in local elementary schools where students and their families, school neighbours and staff donate gently-used children’s…

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04Mar 16
Read Early; Read Often

Read Early; Read Often

Does reading to young children really make a difference?  We think it does, and we are not alone. Ask our Primary teachers and their answer will be that they can tell who has been read to and who has not before starting school. On going research supports our beliefs. For many years the benefits of reading to childrenhave been studied,…

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02Feb 16
A Salute To Our Volunteers

A Salute To Our Volunteers

016 The three 1000X5 projects have been gifted not only with an astounding number of books, but also a talented and committed cadre of volunteers.  They have no more time than anyone else, but week after week they enter the classroom where books and laughter are shared in equal measure. Why do they keep coming to sort and package books…

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03Jan 16
Book A Vacation

Book A Vacation

It’s not too hard to imagine this:  Two families are living in the same house.  Upstairs, a young professional couple live with their three children, two of whom are in school.  They rent their “mortgage helper” basement suite to a single mother with a young child; she is employed, but her work is not well paid.  In part due to…

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23Nov 15
Lessons From A Family

Lessons From A Family

Maya and her mother Kristin have a lot to teach us about sharing the gift of literacy. When Maya turned five, her mother hosted a ‘toonie’ party, where each guest brings two toonies; one for a present for the birthday child, and one to be donated to charity. Together they used the money to buy books for Westshore “1000 X…

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