New book bins aim to spread more literacy in Dawson Creek

Tiffany Goodwein 

The next time you stroll through Dawson Creek, you may notice some colourful boxes along the way . 

The brightly painted boxes are all part of a new community library program in the city.
Pamela Morris of the Dawson Creek Municipal Library says the idea came about a year and a half ago, and involved a number of community partners such as the Dawson Creek Art Gallery , The Northern Toy Box and a local metal worker. 

"Andrew Ho from the Northern Toybox contacted me about a year and a half ago and he had got a donation of four newspaper boxes from the Dawson Creek Mirror Newspaper, and he thought it might be a great idea to use them as a community library box ," said Morris . 

Teens taking art classes at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery put their creativity to work by painting and designing the boxes, thanks to a donation from the Co-op Agro and Home Center which provided the supplies. 

Boxes will be located at The Dawson Creek Municipal Library, The Dawson Creek Art Gallery ,  The Northern Toybox, and the Dawson Creek Literacy Society. 

" People can come and take out a book whenever they felt like it , whether they are passing by they can grab a book and they are just donated books, so it is a great way to spead some literacy around the community."

The boxes will be filled with books from May through to October each year.
If you would like to donate books for this project you can do so by bringing them to the Dawson Creek Library. 



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