University women provide students with reading material

NANAIMO – Canadian Federation of University Women – Nanaimo know the joy of reading a good book.

Canadian Federation of University Women – Nanaimo  know the joy of reading a good book.

Federation members donated more than $800 last Christmas to a Book Bag Project at Fairview Elementary School, and with the  help of Val Martineau, teacher-librarian, they bought books and bags for 42 kindergarten children.

April 5, 10 members delivered the books and bags, met teachers Tara-Lyn Megyesi and Cindy Patten, principal Gregg Halfyard, and read to the children from some of their new books.

The children get to keep the books and bags and close to 40 extra books were donated to other community school libraries in Nanaimo.