ACHES - Read for 15 2018

Libraries across Alberta are reaching out to encourage citizens to read for 15 minutes on January 26th and 27th to win the title of Alberta's most 'readerly' community fo Family Literacy Day. Chestermere Public Library has joined the Read for 15 challenge and the goal is to highlight the importance of literay and promote reading 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 challege and the importance of reading. 

Participation is easy. After you finish your 15 minutes of reading, let the Library know using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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 #readfor15Chestermere. Alberta's most 'readerly' community will be announced on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 once the results are calculated. 

About Read for 15: The Read for 15 challenge originated in the Northwest Territories and has been promoting literacy since 1987. It was created by the NWT Literacy Council. 

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