OLL is a community-based agency and gratefully acknowledges funding and support for Adult Literacy programs from the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Our Charitable number is 135262012RR0001 © Organization for Literacy in Lambton. All rights reserved.

Organization for Literacy in Lambton 180 College Ave. N Room 103 Sarnia ON N7T 7X2 CA             519-332-4876          oll@bellnet.ca

Give-a-Book Christmas Campaign

Every year, the Give-a-Book Christmas Campaign runs from mid-November to mid-December. The aim of the Give-a-Book Christmas Campaign  is provide every child and youth with a new book for Christmas. New books, are collected at all of the library branches in Sarnia-Lambton, The Book Keeper, Poppies gift store (Bluewater Health) and the OLL office. The Book Keeper bookstore generously offers a 20% discount on all books that are purchased for the Give-a-Book Christmas campaign. Once collected, the books are placed in Christmas hampers throughout Sarnia-Lambton, with the help of the following community partners:

  • Aamjiwanaang First Nation
  • Christmas Is For Everyone
  • Operation Christmas Tree
  • Rotary Club of Forest
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Women’s Interval Home
  • Yule Glow 

New books have also been collected for Rebound, St. Clair Child and Youth Services, the Huron House Boys Home and the YMCA Resource Houses (the Friendship House, the House By The Side Of The Road and Our House) as well. In 2015, over 2300 books were collected.


The purpose of the Take-a-Book initiative is to inspire a love of reading in adults and children. Gently-used books are collected throughout the year, and placed in 18 Take-a-Book bins throughout Sarnia-Lambton. Adults and children are encouraged to take free books out of the bins. The bins are refilled on a regular basis by volunteers. We do not accept:

  • books with questionable content
  • dictionaries
  • encyclopaedias
  • magazines
  • religious/spiritual books
  • textbooks


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