We had an amazing response from grandparents to our “Donate a Book to the IRC Collection” activity. As the following photos illustrate, it was a ‘sellout’! Each book had been especially selected as one that we wanted for our collection and they were very reasonably priced. As soon as the books are processed they will be borrowed out to the grandchildren to take home to read – as the first “borrower” of our new books.
Quiet spots were well used and special memories made.
Due to the generosity of our Grandparents, the IRC has over 200 new books added to the collection! It was also a time when Grandparents could share books and stories and enjoy spending time together in the IRC.
Thursday 24 May was Grandparents Day – It has been a busy week in the IRC!
Grandparents’ Day is always a special time here. Students from the P-6 section of the school eagerly bring their grandparents into the IRC to share this amazing place with them. The whole building is filled with children sitting with their grandparents looking at books, displays or just relaxing together.
We boost our collection each year by offering books for sale for grandparents to donate back to the IRC on behalf of their grandchild. This year, again, we received more than two thirds of our selected new books back as donations.
Many grandparents were very interested in the direction taken with Information (Non Fiction) books for children these days, with their many illustrations and limited but pertinent text. All of these particular books were sold quickly and added to our collection.
Students had a wonderful time sharing books and being read to by their Grandparents. Many new books were kindly donated to the IRC by Grandparents on behalf of their grandchildren who will soon have the privilege of being the “first to borrow” the new books.