Monthly Archives: August 2015

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Inga!

Inga is a long-time volunteer and friend of The Children’s Book Bank. Always ready with a quick-witted book review, Inga’s passion for books is infectious.  Inga, along with our other volunteers, help make The Children’s Book Bank the magical place it is. Here’s some words from Inga about her time at the Book Bank:

People often refer to volunteering as “giving back”.  I have never understood that expression.  As a six year volunteer with The Children’s Book Bank I find that I get so much given to me!

I get to find the perfect little board book for a very small first time visitor.

I get to introduce an older child to a new series, and then see them the following week, excitedly asking “please do you have book 2” – and then I get to find it for them!

I get to meet parents who are new to Canada, and talk to them about reading and books.  As a former refugee and immigrant myself, this means more than words can express.

I get to work with other “kindred spirits” who love books.   And, as many of them are former teachers and librarians, I am constantly challenged.

And there is so much more.

Plus, I get to read lots of amazing books!

Inga's favourite book character, Clementine.

Inga’s favourite book character, Clementine.

Book of the Month – August

Our Book of the Month (BOM) for August is “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle!

First published in 1963, “A Wrinkle in Time” is an award winning science fiction novel enjoyed by both children and adults. This classic story follows Meg Murry through time and space in an epic journey to rescue her father. Join us in reading this exciting (and controversial) tale!

“If I have something I want to say that is too difficult for adults to swallow, then I will write it in a book for children.” – Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

1) Write us a review (#BookBankReads) and we will post it to our blog

2) Tweet your thoughts on our choice to @bookbankcanada using the hashtag #bookbankreads

3) Follow @thechildrensbookbank on Instagram and post a picture of yourself reading using the hashtag #bookbankreads