Materials Selection

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.

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