Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
Quick, grab a good book! From October 6 to 10, we're celebrating the 25th annual READ IN Week. This yearly event highlights the importance of reading in schools, libraries, workplaces and community organizations. READ IN also encourages students to find books they love so that they develop a love of reading that carries on throughout their lives.
This year’s theme is Escape to New Worlds. Books can take us on adventures, transporting us to new lands and opening doors that can change the way we look at the world.
Anyone can participate in READ IN Week! In the past, we've welcomed athletes, politicians, authors, parents, students and community members to Kindergarten to Grade 12 classes across Edmonton.
To find a class to read to:
We want to see how much fun you had reading to students! Tag your photos on social media with #ReadInWeek.
MacEwan University will kick off READ IN Week with a celebration on Monday, October 6 at 10 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Robbins Health Learning Centre. Canadian writer Richard Van Camp is the keynote speaker and will read from his new graphic novel.
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, NorQuest College, The King’s University College and the University of Alberta.