Cassandra Dickinson

Cassandra Dickinson

Bookstore fills school library shelves

LANTZVILLE – Nanaimo Chapters has gifted Seaview Elementary School's library with cash and new books.

Seaview Elementary School students will have more food for thought as Nanaimo Chapters has gifted the library with cash and new books.

Through its Indigo Adopt a School program, Chapters delivered new books and also donated an additional $5,000. Solveig Davie, Seaview teacher-librarian, noticed the library was out-of-date when she started a year ago.

“I could see that the shelves needed a really good weeding, so I ended up taking over 2,000 resources off the shelves and realized that we needed to revitalize the space,” said Davie.

She reached out to managers at the Nanaimo Chapters informing them of the school’s need in June.

The grassroots program sees Chapters selecting a school and fundraising for three weeks in September, specifically for the school library, according to Erin Krock, Chapters’ info kids manager.

“It was by far the most successful drive we’ve ever been a part of,” said Krock. “We had a goal of $3,000 and we exceeded it to $6,000 and then we were able to give them an additional $5,000 [for] Giving Tuesday.”