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Media Release: Reading and Learning on the Go

Fort Saskatchewan Public Library and Heartland Ford have teamed up to promote early literacy and learning in a very creative way.  Thanks to Heartland Ford’s generous donation of $15,000, the Library will be able to offer a Grab and Go service for families with young children and a SMART table for its children’s area.

The Grab and Go service will be launched this September.  Its goal is to encourage the development of reading readiness in young children, as well as, provide families with a convenient way to borrow quality and age appropriate materials for children 0-5 years of age.

“This new service is as easy as 1,2,3,” comments Library Director Michele Feser.  Busy families will be able to grab a bag of books for three different age groups, babies (0-2 years), toddlers (2-3 years) and preschoolers (3-5 years).  The books and materials will be pre-selected by library staff.

The SMART table will be purchased next year.  This interactive and collaborative tool will be a great addition to the children’s area in the library and will allow children learn through play as it is preloaded with fun applications and learning activities.

“We are extremely grateful to Heartland Ford for their generosity and commitment to early literacy and learning in the community,” adds Feser.  “We know that families will use these services and tools to better their reading and learning skills.”


Fort Saskatchewan Public Library, located on 10011- 102 Street, provides and promotes resources, services and programs to meet community needs for leisure, study and information in an environment that is welcoming and supportive.