Friday morning, boxes of books were removed from our old reading room and sent to Cebu Normal University in the Philippines. After attempting to find a library in Montreal that would be interested in the books, the department contacted Institut Fidal, a charitable organization providing international aid and development to teaching institutions and institutions of learning. The charity focuses on programs such as literacy, education, training, research and bursaries.  Special thanks go to Brendan Gillon for putting us in touch with Institut Fidal, Lauren Mak for coordinating the donation, Lydia White for contributing towards the cost of the shipment of the books, and Connie’s daughter Leeza and a student from UQAM for doing the packing job.  It’s been a long process but finally all the hard work paid off!