From Our Library to Yours – Librarians Getting Involved for CODE

In what has become a tradition at this time of the year, librarians in Montreal gathered to raise funds and show their support for their colleagues in developing countries at an annual fundraiser for CODE. The Holiday Fundraiser, held on December 5, 2011, was jointly sponsored by l’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association (ABQLA),  the Eastern Canada Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and the Montreal Network of the Canadian Library Association. It was the 28th year that this fundraiser was held.

The evening, which included a raffle with many prizes, was a great success. Commenting on the event, Leticia Cuenca, the Chair of the 2011 Holiday Fundraiser Committee, said, "We feel it is very important to support CODE’s projects and the annual fundraiser gives librarians, students and everyone interested a chance of not only contributing to CODE, but also to meet with representatives from CODE, exchange ideas and learn first-hand about current projects. We are already looking forward to next year’s event!"

Support to community libraries and professional development workshops for librarians are an important element of CODE’s comprehensive literacy model known as Reading CODE. We work to both provide children and youth with access to engaging books that are relevant to their lives and to help teachers and librarians to use these books most effectively to enhance literacy and learning outcomes.

This annual CODE fundraiser is an example of librarians “Getting Involved” to support these goals.

CODE would like to thank the Organizing Committee and all those who supported the event.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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