Books on the Bus program seeking donations of used books

Red Deerians are asked to clear out their bookshelves starting on National Literacy Day as part of a book drive aimed at providing free books to everyone riding Red Deer Transit today.

Red Deerians are asked to clear out their bookshelves starting on National Literacy Day as part of a book drive aimed at providing free books to everyone riding Red Deer Transit today.

Residents are encouraged to donate all paperback books for children, youth, and adults to select city facilities. Children’s books are most needed. A regular supply of books is critical for the continued success of the program.

Book donation bins are located at the Collicutt Centre, Dawe Centre, Rec Centre, Culture Services Centre (3827 39 Street), Sorensen Station, Pidherney Centre and Red Deer Child Care, and at Red Deer City Hall.

Books on the Bus was launched in January as a six-month pilot and its success has extended the program’s run until the end of 2016.

In the first six months, approximately 4,000 books have been collected and distributed on eight Red Deer Transit buses and two mobile book carts at Sorensen Station.

Anyone riding on participating Red Deer Transit buses is encouraged to “Take it. Read it. Share it.”

RDPL’s Dawe branch marks Literacy Day with an event tonight.

Just Posted

Red Deer RCMP ready for new mandatory alcohol screening law

Red Deer RCMP are ready to enforce a new law intended to… Continue reading

Bentley family left without a home grateful for community support

Central Albertans are coming together to support a family left homeless after… Continue reading

‘My nightmare began again’: Close call as bus carrying Humboldt crash survivor rear-ended

CALGARY — A terrifying ordeal for Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki this… Continue reading

Annual pace of housing starts picked up in November, tops expectations

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of… Continue reading

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

BEIJING — China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer and District Kennel Club Dog Show at Westerner Park

The Red Deer and District Kennel Club is holding a dog show… Continue reading

Orlando SC acquires Canadian Tesho Akindele in trade with FC Dallas for cash

ORLANDO, Fla. — Canadian forward Tesho Akindele was traded to Orlando City… Continue reading

Koskinen notches third shutout, McDavid gets winner as Oilers blank Flames 1-0

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defence… Continue reading

Beyonce performs at pre-wedding party in India

Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter… Continue reading

Kirk Douglas celebrates 102nd birthday

LOS ANGELES — Actor Kirk Douglas got to celebrate his 102nd birthday… Continue reading

Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill’s effluent pipeline

HALIFAX — Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism… Continue reading

Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace chief of staff… Continue reading

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain… Continue reading

‘I killed my best friend’: Opioids’ fatal grip on mayor, pal

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. — Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old,… Continue reading

Most Read