TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its national Adopt a School grassroots fundraiser. The annual program ran September 18th through October 9th uniting Indigo employees, customers and communities in raising funds for local high-needs elementary school libraries. This year the program put more than 81,000 books into over 500 Canadian elementary schools. "Our aim at the Foundation is to put libraries back at the heart of schools, one book at a time," said Ariel Siller, Executive Director of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. "We are in awe of the passion and dedication that our stores and communities have shown during this year's Adopt a School program. As a direct result of the generous support and commitment to literacy of so many Canadians, we're thrilled to be able to put more than 81,000 books onto school library shelves across the country. Together, we have made a real difference in these schools, and in turn, these children's lives." During the three week campaign, participating Indigo, Chapters, and Coles stores across the country "adopted" a local high-needs elementary school to fundraise in-store on its behalf during the campaign period. All adopted schools, as well as 300 additional high-needs elementary schools, also had access to the online fundraising platform, adoptaschool.indigo.ca, to amplify their fundraising efforts. Every dollar raised goes directly to these schools and they will receive a 30% discount off books at Indigo, Chapters and Coles to further the impact of their donations.