more books for “big readers”

more books for “big readers”

Students of the 1st grade of the theater school Robert-Gravel appeared at the end town Council du Plateau-Mont-Royal to get the support of Mayor Luc Rabouin in their efforts to improve young people’s access to literature.

“We are fortunate to have a function hall, but unfortunately, as far as the library is concerned, we don’t have one,” said one of the spokespersons for the school’s library committee, Robert -Gravel, during a public question-and-answer session.

“Besides being artists, we read very well,” said one of her classmates.

Due to the lack of free space in the school grounds, it is planned that the area of ​​the room will be approx. 9 m2 the school can equip to house a small collection of books.

For these young women who want to expand their “literary horizon”, “such a small room cannot be called a library”.

Creating a “connection” between the school and the library

In order to solve this problem, the following solution was proposed to Mayor Luc Rabouin: that students can borrow books from the documentary directory catalog Nelligan and to be delivered to the school door by an employee of the Plateau-Mont-Royal library authorized by the municipality.

Concerned about environmental protection, the commission requires documents to be delivered by bicycle. A perfectly reasonable means of transport, according to these young people, given the short distance between the school and the neighborhood library.

Alexia Rabilotta-Faure, a teacher who accompanied the group of young people to the December 5 city council meeting, believes that the script they developed would certainly make access to books easier, given that École Robert-Gravel welcomes students from all Montreal neighborhoods. Center for School Services and the Greater Montreal Area.

“Because our school is theater-oriented, these aren’t necessarily students who come from Plateau-Mont-Royal and don’t necessarily have time to go to the neighborhood library,” she said. interview on Subway.

In response, Mayor Rabouin described their approach as “serious” and said he was open to meeting with them. “First of all, the goal is to stimulate your taste for reading. We don’t want the fact that there is no library to be an obstacle. If we can find a way to make it easier for you to access books and continue reading, we’re happy to do so.”

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