The SchoolBOX North team had a GREAT day visiting Niisaachewan for the unboxing of a new shipment of books from GoodMinds.com and the installation of more shelves!
Just in time for the holidays, GoodMinds.com contributed resources for the Niisaachewan community and its brand new Library in northern Ontario. The new Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation Library is a SchoolBOX North sponsored project.
Sarah Kerr, Co-Founder and Executive Director of SchoolBOX: "When we opened the Learning Centre in Nisaachewan there was a mom who said 'I just never thought we could have something like this in our community'. The fact that families, kids & youth have access to books that reflect their families and cultures is so important for education and literacy but also for healing and cultural revitalization! Bernice, a community member of Nisaachewan and has helped bring this project to life, found it really hard to be able to get books for her kids who were avid-readers before they had a library. She had to drive back into the city after school before the library closed. Now she is trying to set up the NAN system to do inter-library loans to the Kenora Public library and provide advice and expertise to folks in the city—I think that’s pretty awesome!"
***We contribute 5% of your purchase to our SILT Fund.***
SILT (Supporting Indigenous Libraries Today) Fund, supports Indigenous Communities that do not currently have a public library, and helps existing First Nations public libraries to enhance and expand. Thank you for the support!
Photo credit: SchoolBOX North.