Aberdeen Elementary in Abbotsford has been selected for the Indigo Adopt a School program to raise funds for new books and educational resources. (Thinkstock photo)

Aberdeen Elementary in Abbotsford selected for new-book campaign

Chosen as recipient of Indigo Adopt a School program

Aberdeen Elementary in Abbotsford has been chosen as a recipient of the Indigo 2017 Adopt a School program.

This means that the Coles book store in Sevenoaks Shopping Centre will fundraise on the school’s behalf during the three-week campaign, providing an opportunity for the location to purchase new books and educational resources that are in short supply.

The campaign is now underway, and runs until Oct. 8, involving a total of 185 elementary schools partnering with local Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores across Canada.

Individuals can also donate online to support more than 350 additional participating schools.

Canadians can also get involved by sharing a short story on the online profile of a participating school, with an option to “heart” their favourite stories.

In each province, the top five schools with the most “heart” stories will have a chance to win a top prize of a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase new books.

The remaining four schools in each province will receive $500 Indigo eGiftcards for new library resources. The top prize will be selected by random draw.

The annual Adopt a School program aims to address the underfunding of Canadian elementary school libraries, enriching both the lives and growth potential of students.

To qualify for the program, all adopted schools must identify as “high needs” elementary schools, having a library budget of less than $30 per student per year.