A.E. Bowers Elementary School is the recipient of an $80,000 grant from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. It will be given out over the next three years.

A.E. Bowers teacher Kelly Friesen, who was heavily involved in applying for the grant, said that the funding will enable the school to add new and interesting English and French titles to classroom libraries and the main library.

“As a reader myself, I love to see students pour over the pages of a good book,” she said. "I want all students in our building to see themselves in books"

A.E. Bowers is one of 40 schools in Canada that will receive funding for literacy projects this year. 

“Our school community is so grateful for this funding, which will help instill a culture of literacy and a love of reading among our students,” said Principal, Jocelyn Littlefair. “Aside from a sizeable allotment each year for books, this funding will go towards literacy programs for our students, professional learning for staff and events like author visits.”

The Indigo Love of the Reading Foundation grants over $1 million in library and resource support to high-needs elementary schools across the country each year. 

"Since 2004, 335 high-needs elementary schools have received a Literacy Fund grant."

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