What is a Croque-livres?
Inspired by the “Take a book, leave a book” movement, the Croque-livres initiative is a network of book-sharing boxes for children aged 0 to 12 in Quebec. Launched in September 2014, the project’s goal is to bring together and mobilize communities around the joy of reading. Organizations, institutions, companies and even individuals adopt and manage Croque-livres boxes, which are drop-off points where children and their families can enjoy free access to shared books.
Who are Croque-livres for?
Croque-livres are intended primarily for children aged 0 to 12, and their families, to share the pleasure of reading.
Who is behind the Croque-livres initiative?
The Croque-livres project was initiated by a partnership committee, working towards a common goal: to encourage children to discover the joy of reading. Instigated by the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon, the committee includes the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Ville de Montréal), Association québécoise des CPE, Comité d’action locale Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Corporation de développement communautaire de Rosemont, Fondation pour l’alphabétisation and Ville de Laval.