Quite a few of us who write for and read Slaw appreciate the important role that libraries play in our society. I feel comfortable, then, in inviting you to donate to the fund for the Slave Lake Library, which was utterly destroyed by the recent forest fire that devastated much of the area. The burning of a library is always a sad thing, but this was perhaps more poignant than most because the library was newly built as of 2010.
According to a communication from Louise Hamel, Manager of the Ontario Judges' Library, money donations can be made via the Slave Lake Library website, and donated books can be shipped prepaid to:
Peace Library System
8301 – 110 Street
Grande Prairie, AB T8W 6T2
ATTN: Books for Slave Lake Library
For additional information, please contact Carol Downing, Assistant Director, at email@example.com.