Book distribution

Participating establishments

For the last edition, nearly 820 establishments across Quebec responded to the invitation of the Literacy Foundation and participated in the distribution of new books.

The Foundation would like to thank them, because their collaboration is crucial for the smooth running of the program.

396

schools, including 26 English schools

230

early childhood centres and daycares

186

family and community organizations

4

other organizations working in poor areas

Book distribution

Book distribution activities are essential if you want to maximize the impact the book will have on your students and children. The distribution activities create experiences around receiving the book, which increase the children’s enthusiasm for their gift!

A great opportunity to help prevent illiteracy and school dropout in Quebec.

Some ideas for book distribution activities

Reading activities

Comic book creation

Thematic days related to reading

Treasure hunts

And many more!

There are many possibilities to provide your students and children with a memorable moment that will make it easier for them to associate pleasure with reading. The Foundation’s video clips are a great addition to add to your program.

Discover our educational video clips

As part of The Gift Reading program, presented by Kaleido, in collaboration with avec Hélène Desputeaux and Alain M. Bergeron, two prolific authors children’s literature in Quebec, the Literacy Foundation has developed two series of playful and educational video clips to reach out to primary and preschool children aged 0 to 12 and to assist teachers, educators and counsellors in the organization of book distribution activities.

For 0-5 years

What is the gift of reading?

Reading, tips and advice

Storytelling : Mella, where is Poult?

1001 ways to interact with the book

The book, a precious and comforting object

Hélène Desputeaux - Autrice et illustratrice jeunesse

Hélène Desputeaux is a children’s author and illustrator known in particular for her works Caillou and Mella. Since 1983, she has created more than 100 albums to entertain toddlers and young children.

The video clips all tackle a different theme, all related to reading. The goal: to encourage children to read the book they have received in addition to motivating them to read more by making them discover the joys and pleasures of reading!

We invite you to take a moment with your students or children, face-to-face, virtually or both, to listen to the video clips. These can lead to interesting discussions with the children to get them to think for themselves about the importance of reading and the gift they have just received.

For 6-12 years

The comic book is a real book!

Enjoy your reading!

Reading: reading alone or accompanied

The library, a place full of possibilities!

Storytelling: the open ending

Books and movies, what’s the difference?

Alain M. Bergeron - Auteur jeunesse

Alain M. Bergeron is a children’s author who has published more than 300 publications since the beginning of his career. He is particularly known for the series Savais-tu? and Billy Stuart. Since 2005, Alain has been leading reading and writing workshops in Quebec schools.

The video clips all tackle a different theme, all related to reading. The goal: to encourage children to read the book they have received in addition to motivating them to read more by making them discover the joys and pleasures of reading!

We invite you to take a moment with your students or children, face-to-face, virtually or both, to listen to the video clips. These can lead to interesting discussions with the children to get them to think for themselves about the importance of reading and the gift they have just received.

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