Manor Park PS partners with Chapters Rideau to boost library

By Manor Park Chronicle

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With no library budget, Manor Park Public School will be able to upgrade its library collection thanks to the 2021 Indigo Adopt-a-School program. One hundred percent of donations will to go Manor Park PS. Photo: Public domain image by Pixabay

By Tammy Moffatt

Manor Park Public School has been chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Indigo Adopt-a-School program in partnership with the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

Chapters Rideau will fundraise for Manor Park PS from Sept. 13 to Oct. 3, donating books hand-picked by school staff.

Staff will also raise funds to support our library through an Adopt-a-School online fundraising page, which you can be found by searching “Manor Park Public School” at .

With no library budget, Manor Park PS will now have an opportunity to upgrade its library collection and enrich the lives and education of its students.

Friends, family and community members will be able to donate toward the program online or in-store.

During the three-week period of the Adopt-a-school program, customers at Chapters Rideau are asked at the cash if they would like to support Manor Park Public School library by making a donation. At the end of the period, all donations are tallied and Manor Park PS staff can use the total amount to purchase new books at a 30 percent discount.

One hundred percent of the donations go to Manor Park PS. When it comes time to cash-in the donations, Chapters Rideau will give a 30 percent discount off the books.

Manor Park PS Principal Marnie Patterson said she’s thrilled that Chapters Rideau selected Manor Park PS for the program and that school staff is looking forward to working with the Chapters Rideau team.

Founded in 2004, the Indigo Adopt-a-School initiative is meant to raise awareness about the lack of funding for public elementary school libraries, while helping to put more books into the hands of Canadian children.

For more information or to support Manor Park Public School, you can contact Tammy Moffatt at or visit Chapters Rideau located at 47 Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa.