NWMO Supports Children's Literacy Program

Colleen Shute, from Books in the Bruce, and Becky Smith from the NWMO get lots of help from the little ones for the presentation photo.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) was pleased to recently partner with Books in the Bruce – a non-profit monthly literacy program developed to help create access to reading opportunities for children in the community (see video).

Colleen Shute, founder and organizer of the program, is thrilled with the support of partners like the NWMO.

“Gaining support and financial assistance from the community and companies like the NWMO helps to deliver children's literacy into the home and hands of young minds,” she said. “With all the technology these days, it's rewarding to watch children sit down with a book in a positive learning atmosphere and let their minds create, imagine and go places they never thought possible.”

Books in the Bruce hosts 20 families at the Pine River United Church where they have access to healthy snacks and refreshments before beginning with a welcoming sing-a-long followed by the reading of two separate books. After a few more songs, the families decide which of the two books they would like to take home to add to their own library. The program began in September and will finish, for this year, at the end of June.

For more information about Books in the Bruce, visit them on Facebook.