My name is Manisha Khetarpal and I am a librarian. I started giving away books to Maskwacis First Nations communities in 2009 and from them on have not stopped spreading the seeds of literacy. Collecting books and distributing them to First Nations communities with the help of CBC viewers and listeners has become a national movement. CBC planted a seed for the Maskwacis Community Library in June of 2013. I was tired of hearing that First Nations do not pay taxes and so they cannot sustain libraries. Maskwacis Community Library offered three services: Library in a Box, Book Bundles and Borrow e-readers in 2013. We are a bunch of volunteers dedicated towards promoting literacy, libraries and learning for everyone in an inclusive atmosphere. We salute our contributors. With your contribution of gently used books we are able to keep up this momentum. The details of the project can be viewed at the following pages.
Our current wish list is children's and parenting books.
780 352 1633
"Relationship creates accountability and responsibility for sustained supportive action" Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox (Scholar)