Salmon Arm youth services librarian Ardie Burnham shares stories, song and dance with children from Shuswap Day Care at Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, to help launch the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society’s annual Jam the GM campaign. Donations of gently used books for kids are being collected throughout January at Salmon Arm GM, and between Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Mall at Piccadilly, as well as at locations in Sicamous and Enderby. For more information, visit www.shuswapliteracy.ca. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Jam the GM for Shuswap kids

Gently used children’s books can be dropped off at several locations during annual book drive

Now that Christmas is all wrapped up, make space on your bookshelves by donating gently used children’s books to new homes.

The 2019 Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive takes place once again throughout the month of January.

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society is challenging community members, businesses, organizations and schools to “Jam the GM” with donations of children’s books.

All books will be distributed to local organizations that provide services for families to then be taken home by children in the North Okanagan-Shuswap.

Related: Shuswap spelling stars raise money for literacy

Book donations will be accepted throughout the month of January at Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM.

Other locations that will be open for drop-off during the month of January include: Enderby Library – clearly bag and label books for donation; South Shuswap Library –clearly bag and label books for donation; Sicamous Health Unit; Eagle Valley Community Resource Centre and the Sicamous Recreation Centre.

Books may also be dropped off at the Mall at Piccadilly from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 during Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week. The GM truck will be in parked in front of the Salmon Arm Library.

For more information about book donations and other drop-off sites, go to www.shuswapliteracy.ca or contact LASS at 250-463-4555.


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