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    Why do Ottawa kids need free books? / Pourquoi les enfants d’Ottawa ont-ils besoin de livres gratuits?

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by in Blog

    Cliquez pour la version française.  By Samantha Lapierre There are some troubling statistics surrounding illiteracy in Canada. 42% of Canadian adults between the ages of 16 and 65 have low literacy skills. Even more troubling, one child in four begins kindergarten in Canada without the skills to learn how to read. Students in grade 3 […]

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  • How it all began…..

    Posted on December 7, 2013 by in Blog

    By Alexandra and Kris We came to Ottawa in 2006 when Alexandra became the librarian at Rideau Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. We chose to live just north of the Market area downtown. Living and working in the Lowertown neighbourhood meant that we were around a lot of different kinds of communities all the […]

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