Family Literacy Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (All day)
Libraries across Alberta are reaching out to encourage citizens to read for 15 minutes on January 27, 2016 to win the title of Alberta’s most well-read community for Family Literacy Day. Medicine Hat Public Library has joined the Read for 15 challenge and the goal is 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 15 minutes of reading your chosen material, let the library know using Twitter, Facebook, complete our web form (available on this page on Jan 27), email, phone, or stop by the library and we’ll make sure your reading is added to the tally. If you're a Twitter user we encourage you to send us a picture or video of your reading time with the hashtag #Readfor15AMP. Alberta’s most well-read community will be announced Jan 28 once the results are calculated.

Help us spread the word leading up the 27th by sharing our Tweets and Facebook posts. 

Twitter: @MHPublicLibrary

Facebook: Medicine Hat Public Library

Submit your reading time online here