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Upper Grand Gains the Upper Hand.


Rewriting the book on book drives: a small board does big things.


This is a worthy cause. Thank you for the opportunity to help those who are in need.
MARTINE CRAMER Teacher, Drayton Heights PS

GUELPH — March 2017
You may never have heard of the hamlets of Drayton, Brisbane or East Garafraxa. But schools in these Wellington County communities – plus Central PS in Guelph – have put our 2017 book drives on the map. No district has collected more books for school libraries in the Eastern Caribbean than Upper Grand. And that’s an astonishing fact, considering there are 18 boards in Ontario with larger enrolments than Upper Grand DSB. Thanks, teachers and students, for making this happen!


Challenging literacy development
Although English is the official language of St. Lucia, Krewyol is spoken as much or more outside the classroom.

I read. I travel. I become.

DEREK WALCOTT
St. Lucian author & 1992 Nobel Laureate
It's a long story
Books packed by kids in Ontario for their peers in the Caribbean travel 1,800 kilometres by road then another 5,275 kilometres by container ship.

Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.

KOFI ANNAN
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006)

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

WILLIAM JAMES
Philosopher, Psychologist (1842-1910)

The future is always beginning now. Each moment is a place you've never been.

MARK STRAND
Poet (1934-2014)

Life is too deep for words so don't try to describe it, just live it.

C. S. Lewis
Author, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Out of this world
After reading "Postcards from Outer Space' a student in Montserrat is inspired to be the next Chris Hadfield.

Too many people grow up. That's the trouble with the world.

WALT DISNEY
(1901-1966)

All I know is what I have words for.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Reading brings us unknown friends.

HONORÉ DE BALZAC
Novelist (1799-1850)

If you believe what you read...you can, quite literally, believe anything.

NORTHROP FRYE
Professor, Philosopher (1912-1991)
And the Winner in Montserrat is....
Marlaina White (Left) announces the Second Annual Rainforest of Reading Award to Illustrator Jan Dolby (Middle) and Author Joyce Grant for "Gabby."

At the moment that we persuade a child, any child to cross...that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever.

BARACK OBAMA

If you get the right [words] in the right order, you might nudge the world a little.

Sir Tom Stoppard
Playwright

It is by acts and not ideals that people live.

ANATOLE FRANCE
Author (1844-1924)

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.

MARTIN TUPPER
Author (1810-1889)

Start some kind words on its travels. There is no telling where the good it may do will stop.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Humanitarian, Medical Missionary (1865-1940)
Find 52: The Road to Reading in Grenada
In February 2015, Richard ran right around Grenada, a distance of 52 miles. 52 "Mile Captains" raised $40,000.

If we want to make this world a better place, then we have to become better ourselves. There is no easy route.

DALAI LAMA