Donalda Library Celebrates Read for 15 Participation on Family Literacy Day
On January 27, 2016 libraries across Alberta reached out to encourage citizens to read for 15 minutes on Family Literacy Day. Twenty-nine libraries joined the Read for 15 challenge with the goal to promote the importance of literacy and have families read together. To add some motivation, libraries created a trophy for the community who had the most participants to win the title of Alberta’s most ‘readerly’ community.
To participate, community members reported to their library if they read for 15 minutes on Family Literacy Day. The library gathered the number of participants and reported the numbers. The event was a grassroots initiative put forward by enthusiastic librarians across the province and it was a smashing success.
Donalda was declared the most ‘readerly’ community in Alberta with 168 participants from a population of 270. That’s 62% of the Donalda population who reads and supports literacy!