Kids books from South Delta filling libraries in Philippines

Tsawwassen’s Mary Seitz is planning on heading back to the Philippines in April to open a third children’s library.

The books for the libraries have come from South Delta, she explained.

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“All those three libraries are being fed by Tsawwassen and Ladner,” Seitz said.

She said she receives book donations from local libraries and friends as well as buying books from thrift stores. She’s collected thousands so far.

“I’m just proud. I told my husband, it’s quite amazing that those three libraries are fed by these two towns.”

Seitz, along with her sisters Donna and Sharon, started the family project a few years ago in honour of their late father, Dominador, an educator and author.

The children’s libraries are located in the Bicol region of the Philippines, where Seitz is from.

She is always collecting books and plans to open more libraries.

“It’s an ongoing thing,” she said.

Books can be dropped off at Beach Grove Laser, where she works, at 226-1077-56th St., Tsawwassen.




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