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Celebrating 24 years of READ IN at Edmonton Public Schools

Mon, 7 Oct, 2013

Celebrating 24 years of READ IN at Edmonton Public Schools

Edmonton Public Schools is proud to be a part of the 24th annual READ IN taking place October 7 to 11 – an annual weeklong event that promotes literacy awareness and encourages everyone in the community to get excited about reading.  READ IN also hopes to instill in students a passion and love of reading they will carry throughout their lives.

Mayor Stephen Mandel will kick off READ IN on Monday, October 7 from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Arnold Guebert Library at Concordia University College of Alberta, 7128 Ada Boulevard. Mayor Mandel will officially proclaim READ IN Week on behalf of the City of Edmonton and Concordia students, faculty, and staff will deliver choral, drama, and dance performances.

This year’s READ IN theme is READ. You will go far! and was inspired by the idea that reading a good book can transport you to faraway lands where adventure awaits. Schools have invited many special guests to visit classrooms and share their love of reading throughout the week with students.

For more information about READ IN, visit http://www.readin.ca/.

READ IN Edmonton partners include the Centre for Family Literacy, Concordia University College of Alberta, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord, Edmonton Catholic School Division, Edmonton Public Schools, Grant MacEwan University, The King’s University College and the University of Alberta.