Books for Brook

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Upcoming Events:

No upcoming events are planned at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Recent Events:

Our 3rd annual 'Reading Nook' event took place at Learning Together 2019 on October 5th, 2019 at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Secondary School. As part of the event, the community was once again invited to bring in gently used books to share with other families as part of Books for Brook. Thank-you to all those who donated books in support of this initiative.

Past Events:

All campers attending the 2019 NU Reads Literacy Camps once again selected a favourite book from Books for Brook to enjoy with their family. 

In June 2019, Books for Brook went on the road again, travelling to E.W. Norman Public School where all Gr. 1 to Gr. 5 students (and their teachers!) were invited to browse and select a book with the help of the NU Reads camp facilitators. If the primary grades at your school (in the North Bay area) would be interested in a visit from Books for Brook, please contact Tara-Lynn Scheffel at taralyns@nipissingu.ca

NICU DONATION: On May 1st, 2019 Books for Brook was thrilled to be able to donate another 50 board books to the NICU at North Bay Regional Hospital as part of our ongoing support for their Learn, Laugh, Love and Read initiative. Click here to read more

BOOK DRIVE: During the week of Monday March 25th-28th 2019, we held a book drive on campus for donations of new and gently used children's books to share with young learners in the North Bay community. We had an amazing response with over 400 book donations. Thank-you to our NU community!

Our 2nd annual 'Reading Nook' event took place at Learning Together 2018 on October 13th, 2018. As part of the event, the community was invited to bring in gently used books to share with other families as part of Books for Brook. Thank-you to all those who donated books in support of this initiative.

All campers attending the 2018 NU Reads Literacy Camps once again selected a favourite book from Books for Brook to enjoy with their family. 

In June 2018, Books for Brook travelled to Vincent Massey Public School where all grade one and two students (and their teachers!) were invited to browse and select a book with the help of the NU Reads camp facilitators. 

On Dec. 14th, 2017 Books for Brook donated 50 board books to the NICU at North Bay Regional Hospital. Click here to learn more.

Many families visited our 'Reading Nook' in the front foyer of Odyssée on October 14th at Learning Together 2017. We had baskets of books for children to browse, including board books, fiction and non-fiction picture-books, and early chapter books - across a wide range of topics. All children attending the conference were given a free book to take home and enjoy with their families.  

All campers attending the 2017 NU Reads Literacy Camps selected a favourite book from Books for Brook to enjoy with their family. Click here to learn more.

On February 14th, 2017 we invited the Nipissing University community to take part in International Book Giving Day by helping support Books for Brook! We gathered donations of new and gently used children’s books (0-6 yrs) that we will share with young learners in the North Bay community. Click here to learn more.