|Sheila Staats and Jeff Burnham of GoodMinds.com|
|Good Minds.com owner Jeff Burnham showing some of their reading collections at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference|
|Sheila Staats and Jeff Burnham of GoodMinds.com showing librarians some of their reading collections at the 2014 Ontario Library Association Super Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during the Aboriginal Awareness Circle|
GoodMinds.com is an Aboriginal family owned book wholesaler located on Six Nations of the Grand River (Brantford) in Southwestern Ontario, and is a great resource for those looking for great Aboriginal content.
GoodMinds.com has a goal to support Aboriginal communities that do not currently have a public library and to help existing Aboriginal public libraries enhance and expand by implementing a program called SALT- SUPPORTING ABORIGINAL LIBRARIES TODAY.
This is an important endeavor because did you know that there are approximately 617* reserves in Canada and less than 60 First Nations, Metis and Inuit public libraries in Canada? Less than 1 in 10 Aboriginal communities have a public library, and many of the existing Aboriginal libraries are in inadequate facilities.
This means that most of the Aboriginal libraries lack adequate collections, and funding can be hard to come by because Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada does not allocate funds for libraries. *AANDC's website
The first project that GoodMinds.com has in mind is to support the expansion plan for the new Six Nations Public Library. To read more about this, please visit:
Public Libraries are important, and they are much more than just books. It's a meeting room, it runs children's programs, gives you reading time, internet access, access to research, DVD's, allows for featured movie nights, allows for summer reading clubs and other special events. Many libraries subscribe to special databases for research and provide a much higher quality of information than you would be able to do in a basic web search.
How you can help:
When Canadian public libraries purchase books from GoodMinds.com their purchases will automatically generate a GoodMinds.com contribution of 10% of the net sale to the SALT Fund.
Encourage Service Clubs, Organizations and Individuals to support SALT by purchasing books from GoodMinds.com and request GoodMinds.com to contribute 10% of the net sale to the SALT Fund
Make a Tribute Gift either in Honour of or in Memory of someone special
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT SALT!! WITH YOUR PURCHASES WE CAN SUPPORT ABORIGINAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN CANADA!
For more information please contact :
Jeff Burnham, GoodMinds.com
1 (877) 862 8483 ext. 110