Libraries across Muskoka are reaching out to encourage citizens to read for 15 minutes on January 26 and 27 to win the title of ‘most readers’ in the battle on Family Literacy Day.
The Readfor15 challenge began in Alberta and Muskoka libraries jumped on board in 2017. One day we think the challenge will include all provinces.
This year you have two days to join in the fun: Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.
We are connecting with all the schools in our municipalities to encourage them to have everyone (students, teachers, staff, and volunteers) join in the fun and read for 15 minutes on Friday, January 26.
What can you do? Spend 15 minutes reading a favourite recipe, a favourite magazine (online or just received in the mail), a how-to manual for fixing batteries due to extreme cold, or your favourite book. You can also read to or with kids who are discovering the joy of the printed word.
Readers can log their 15 minutes via their Library’s website or via social media using the hashtag #readfor15Muskoka.
You can also call or email, or if you are reading in the library just let library staff know and all that reading will be added to the tally.
For every 15 minutes reported the library will post a red maple leaf.
“#Readfor15Muskoka is about highlighting the benefits of reading, building vocabularies, and concentration,” shares CEO Deborah Duce. “We all read something every day without even realizing — bus timetables, emails, Facebook posts, and signage while in the car.”
So join in the fun and spend at least 15 minutes (or listen to someone else read aloud) and log it. At the end, we will share the numbers with everyone and celebrate a community that loves to read.
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