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Turning the page on READ IN Week 2016

Wed, 12 Oct, 2016

News Item: Turning the page on READ IN Week 2016

READ IN Week has come to a close for another year. After 27 years, READ IN Week continues to grow thanks to the support of teachers, principals, guest readers and community members.

This event highlights the importance of literacy and encourages a love of reading. More than that, it allows everyone to share their stories - from guest readers to students alike.

This year’s theme was “One World, Many Voices”. We share one world and fill it with our many voices. Through reading, we learn from other people’s lives and stories. Reading can inspire us to raise our own voices to tell our own stories.


Guest readers shared favourite books from their childhood and books that told stories of culture and traditions. Our guests shared books that made us laugh, books that made us think, books that inspired us to action.

We want to extend a big thank you to the hundreds of guests who spent time in schools across the city reading to students. Guests during READ IN Week included:                                                                 

  • authors
  • athletes
  • politicians
  • media personalities
  • Trustees
  • our Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents
  • staff and students from other schools
  • retired teachers and principals
  • first responders and members of the Edmonton Police Service
  • staff from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
  • parents and family members
  • community members

We can’t wait for another great READ IN Week in 2017! Until then, keep reading and learning from your neighbours near and far.