First Book Canada is bringing thousands of books to Nova Scotia for children in-need served by community organizations and educators to use in promoting literacy across the province in the coming months.
There will be five major Book Ceilidhs held across the province, the largest one being in Halifax on Wednesday, June 15th. On that day, 25 000 books will be handed out to literacy advocates. Smaller Book Ceilidhs will be held at four other locations around the province - Pictou County with the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program, Tatamagouche with Literacy Nova Scotia, in Port Dufferin with the local Literacy Network, and the final Ceilidh will take place in Digby with the Digby Education Centre. In total, 37,500 books will go into the hands of children in-need.
First Book Canada is based in Ontario and provides literacy resources across the country. To date they have given out over 4.5 million books and are now hoping to improve the lives of young people in Nova Scotia by tapping into the network of educators and community-based programs working tirelessly to try make to literacy a priority for all Nova Scotians.
For more information or to register as a member of First Book Canada please visit www.firstbookcanada.org.
RCMP Const. John Kennedy
Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
Senior Director of Operations & Network Engagement
First Book Canada
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