Reading materials represent the largest expenditure at over 70% of the cost of the program.
Books are selected by a team of librarians using selection criteria developed for the program. Books chosen reflect the best literature available to achieve the goals of Club Amick. Priorities include:
- Age and culturally appropriate material, with reading levels and interests of the children in mind
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors where possible
- Canadian authors where possible
- Canadian publishers where possible
The materials are selected for two age groups (kindergarten to grade three and grade four to six) with a suggested 25 titles for each age group for each distribution. With these numbers, each child becomes the owner of a new book three times a year. Duplication of books within households is minimized, making it an added pleasure for children to share their books with each other.