Saturday, September 24, 2011

Read In Literacy Event: Oct 3-7

FLIF members at the University of Alberta take note, there is a call for volunteer readers for the Read In literacy event running October 3rd to 7th

We need readers! The idea for Read In was sparked in Edmonton when the United Nations proclaimed 1990 the year of International Literacy. Last year graduate students and faculty read to more than 5000 students, taking time to explain how reading has been important in their lives.
Read In is about more than just promoting literacy. It's a time for young students to meet role models in their community, and to feel they have a sense of value. This is a very fun activity and schools will provide reading material if you wish. We will also be looking for people to read in other languages than English! We are looking for are Arabic, Cree, French and Aboriginal readers.

Rides to be coordinated by Outreach. If you would like to donate some of your time to read to kids during this week, please email Renee Polziehn at

I will need to know
a) if you need a ride/can give a ride/will take care of your own transportation
b) if you want to read at a particular school or location in Edmonton
c) if you prefer to read in the morning/afternoon and day(s) of October 4-7th
d) if you prefer to read to a particular age/grade
e) other languages you speak/read (Mandarin/Cantonese/Spanish/German/French).
Come join us for READ IN October 3th-7th 2010!

Please think about volunteering an hour or two of your time and let us know if you need more information or would like to organize a group of readers - we're happy to help!

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