Reading Town PEI April 30 to May 8 2016
A division of Reading Town Canada, a National Reading Campaign Project
The aim of Reading Town PEI is to celebrate the importance of literacy through reading in its various forms. The week long festival works to inspire curiosity about the stories and storytellers that shape our community, to recognize the accomplishments of our artists, educators and literacy champions and to integrate reading into the everyday life of Islanders.
Reading Town PEI programming is far reaching and is mandated to attract diverse and engaged audiences. Over 55 events and projects were presented in 2016 and looking to 2017 PEI can expect a similar scale of activity.
Local partners and various Reading Town PEI lead, signature events ensure that Islanders have the opportunity to engage with a diverse variety of activities and encounter a dynamic range of artists.
Reading Town PEI’s Tiny Lending Library legacy project promotes literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges, little houses for books, that are then adopted into communities across PEI. Tiny lending libraries will be adopted into communities from one tip of the Island to the other, each will celebrate reading and promote curbside literacy through community book sharing.
These little community magnets foster a reading culture in whatever neighbourhood they are adopted into. The libraries encourage the development of sharing networks and support universal access to a diversity of literature.