Books for Brook

Books for Brook is a literacy initiative established in memory of Brook Doseger, a 2016 graduate of Nipissing University’s Concurrent Bachelor of Education degree. Brook inspired many during her time here at Nipissing and across the globe. A favourite quote of Brook’s was “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” (Dr. Seuss), reminding us of her passion for literacy, travel and community – a passion that will continue to be cultivated and supported through this initiative.

Upcoming Events:

BOOK DRIVE: During the week of Monday March 25th-28th, we will be holding a book drive on campus. We are seeking donations of new and gently used children's books to share with young learners in the North Bay community. Please come out and support Brook's love of literacy by donating a book at one of the following locations:

  • NUSU Office (F205)
  • Schulich School of Education (F201)

A table will also be set up on Tuesday, March 26th between 10-2 in the hallway near the bookstore. If you do not have a book to donate, we are also accepting donations towards the purchase of books for young learners in our community.

Past Events:

Our 2nd annual 'Reading Nook' event took place at Learning Together 2018 on October 13th, 2018. As part of the event, the community was invited to bring in gently used books to share with other families as part of Books for Brook. Thank-you to all those who donated books in support of this initiative.

All campers attending the 2018 NU Reads Literacy Camps once again selected a favourite book from Books for Brook to enjoy with their family. 

In June 2018, Books for Brook travelled to Vincent Massey Public School where all grade one and two students (and their teachers!) were invited to browse and select a book with the help of the NU Reads camp facilitators. If the primary grades at your school would be interested in a visit from Books for Brook, please contact Tara-Lynn Scheffel at

On Dec. 14th, 2017 Books for Brook donated 50 board books to the NICU at North Bay Regional Hospital. Click here to learn more.

Many families visited our 'Reading Nook' in the front foyer of Odyssée on October 14th at Learning Together 2017. We had baskets of books for children to browse, including board books, fiction and non-fiction picture-books, and early chapter books - across a wide range of topics. All children attending the conference were given a free book to take home and enjoy with their families.  

All campers attending the 2017 NU Reads Literacy Camps selected a favourite book from Books for Brook to enjoy with their family. Click here to learn more.

On February 14th, 2017 we invited the Nipissing University community to take part in International Book Giving Day by helping support Books for Brook! We gathered donations of new and gently used children’s books (0-6 yrs) that we will share with young learners in the North Bay community. Click here to learn more.