Read For 15 Challenge

News Date: 
10 January 2019

Libraries Challenge Alberta Communities to Readfor15

January 10, 2019 – Libraries across Alberta are reaching out to encourage citizens to read for 15 minutes on January 25, 2019 to win the title of Alberta’s most ‘readerly’ community. Falher Library has joined the Read for 15 challenge and the goal is to promote the importance of literacy in the community.
Literacy skills are put into practice daily: reading grocery lists, your Facebook newsfeed, the local paper, a book, traffic signs, maps, or even a restaurant menu. Continuously flexing your reading muscles has been proven to reduce stress, expand vocabulary, improve memory, focus and concentration, and develop deep analytical thinking. It’s a rewarding recreational activity too.

The library aims to create enthusiasm about reading for youth and adults alike and we encourage friendly competition between communities, businesses, or public services to help spread the word about the challenge and the importance of reading.

Participation is easy. After you finish your 15 minutes of reading your chosen material, let the library know using [list social media channels you have here], email, phone, or stop by the library and we’ll make sure your reading is added to the tally. You can follow participation and report your reading by using the hashtag #Readfor15Falher. Alberta’s most ‘readerly’ community will be announced on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 once the results are calculated.
We can’t wait to Read for 15 with you on Family Literacy Day!
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About Read for 15: Read for 15 challenge originated in the Northwest Territories and has been promoting literacy since 1987. It was created by the NWT Literacy Council.