Kick-off celebrates commitment to literacy and youth in Calgary
CALGARY, Jan. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - On Saturday, January 23, TD will officially launch a community book drive in support of the Calgary Public Library and Foundation. Taking place from January 23 – 31, all 43 Calgary-area TD branches will be collecting unwanted books, CDs and DVDs. The Calgary Public Library has partnered with Better World Books, an organization that generates funding and supports non-profit literacy programs by re-selling donated items.
To mark the official launch, TD will be hosting two public reading events using local Wordfest authors at select Calgary TD Canada Trust branch locations. The events are open to the public and will celebrate the ongoing relationship between TD and the Calgary Public Library. Children will also receive a free book to jump-start their love of reading.
The events planned will engage TD employees, customers and general public in supporting the journey to create the best public library in the world for Calgarians.
Who: Representatives from TD and the Calgary Public Library, Wordfest authors and Calgary families
What: Book drive launch and reading
Where: TD Canada Trust locations
1. TD Canada Trust – Market Mall
4880 32 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Reading by Deborah Miller, local children's author
2. TD Canada Trust – South
9633 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, AB
Reading by Carolyn Fisher, local children's book artist and author
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m. MT
To celebrate the partnership between TD and the Calgary Public Library. In April 2015, TD announced a $1 million leadership gift to the Calgary Public Library in support of its capital campaign Add In— the Campaign for Calgary's Library. Add In is a bold and transformative initiative to invest in the potential of all Calgarians and the future of the city. The catalyst for Add In is the building of a new central library, a distinctive place that will reflect Calgary's aspirations as a global city, inspire discovery, promote learning and foster community interaction.
SOURCE TD Bank Group
For further information: Stephanie Gough, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, 403-268-7853, Stephanie.Gough@hkstrategies.ca