Libraries challenge the community to #ReadFor15Durham

Durham Region Libraries are encouraging communities to read for 15 minutes on January 27 as part of the #ReadFor15Durham campaign.

In celebration of Family Literacy Day, #ReadFor15Durham aims to promote literacy in the community. Members of the public and schools are invited to participate and cheer on their local library.

“Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many believe goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well.”― Margaret Atwood

How to participate: read for 15 minutes and help your participating library win the challenge by posting on social media using #ReadFor15Durham and #PickeringPublicLibrary (or tagging your local library)

The community is encouraged to connect with their friends, families, and schools to get everyone involved. The library with the most participants will win the #ReadFor15Durham trophy.

Help your local library become “Durham’s Most Readerly Community.”

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