A Good Deed Going A Long Way

By Olivia McDonald
July 26, 2018 - 2:09pm Updated: July 26, 2018 - 5:34pm

PRINCE GEORGE - An act of kindness has caught the eye of many just outside Ron Brent Elementary school after a community library was burnt to the ground. It may have been a small bookshelf but it touched many people. 

Book after book has been placed in this new community library, a spot for anyone to drop by and exchange books. Just days after the old library was burnt to the ground, a local contractor, Derek Andrew spent a few summer evenings rebuilding it. Andrew had lived in the neighbourhood for years and couldn't stand the thought of where he grew up being labelled as a bad area. 

Although school was out when the library was being put back up it managed to build a stronger school community during the summer months. School District 57 was beyond grateful for what Andrew did and not just for the neighbourhood but for Rob Brent Elementary as well. 

The story of the fire and the rebuild will now be part of Ron Brents History and will be talked about when school returns in the fall. Teachers can now use it as a lesson to show that when something bad happens, Prince George comes together as a community to support one another. 

The little library is now open and ready to once again become a part of this welcoming community. 


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