Contests and Challeneges


APRIL 30 – MAY 08

#IlovePEIstories photo contest    

Location: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Description: We love PEI stories. All week long we will be giving away our signature book totes full of local reads and treats. Share your love for PEI stories by taking pictures of things that inspire and encourage you to read, write, sing, dance, discuss and celebrate local stories. Tag the photos with #IlovePEIStories and share them via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and be entered for a chance to win!

APRIL 30 – MAY 08


ReadersofPEIReaders of PEI
Inspired by the Humans of New York Project, the PEI Literacy Alliance and the PEI Public Library Service are launching Readers of PEI during Reading Town PEI 2016. This is an opportunity for every Islander to share their love of reading and why literacy and libraries are important in their lives.
Share your #PEIreads images on social media or email them to


APRIL 30 – MAY 08

11240485_553930978109975_1050550416624441571_nEvent Name: Read Pride and Prejudice 2016: Reading Challenge

Location: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Description: In order to celebrate Reading Town PEI 2016, the Jane Austen Book Club from Hillcrest United Church has issued a challenge – How many Islanders can read Pride and Prejudice during Reading Town PEI – April 30th – May 8th, 2016?

A Facebook Page and Twitter account will be created to promote the challenge and encourage discussion. Through these social media accounts, we hope to encourage book clubs throughout the Island and individual readers to take part in the challenge. Posts will be made throughout the week varying from tips on how to accomplish the challenge, updates on the progress of individual book club members, and fun facts and questions relating to the novel. The public will be encouraged to post pictures and share their progress as well using the hastags #readpandp2016 #readingtownpei

APRIL 30 – MAY 08


Event Name: Eastern PEI Librarians Read!

Location: Eastern PEI Libraries

Description: During the week of Reading Town PEI, the librarians at our 8 Eastern PEI Public Libraries (i.e. Montague, Georgetown, Murray River, Murray Harbour, Souris, Morell, St. Peters and Mount Stewart) will defend their favourite book.

Throughout the week, the Librarians will each promote the book they are defending to their community and encourage the public to vote for their favourite selection. This will be done primarily through Social Media (each library has their own Facebook page) and in house promotion. Paper ballots will be provided at each library as well as an online voting poll. The Librarian who receives the greatest number of votes will be the winner and will receive a trophy that will remain on display in the library until the following year (it is our hope that this can be an annual competition).

It is our hope that this “Canada Reads” style of event will engage the various communities in Eastern PEI by encouraging them to support the book defended by their local librarian.

APRIL 30 – MAY 08

indexEvent title: Reading Town PEI Celebrations

Location: Bookmark

Featuring: Special deals to celebrate Reading Town Week / Reading in the Window / Guess the Author contest / Design a Bookmark Competition

APRIL 30 – MAY 08

APRIL 30 – MAY 08

Event Name: Island Poems 2                                                                                                  

Location: small town market gallery @the Charlottetown Farmers Market

(Open 9am to 2pm Saturdays)

Admission: FREE

Description: The Peake Street Collective, this town is small inc., and the PEI Writers’ Guild are happy to announce they will once again join forces to present a unique exhibition celebrating poetry and visual art. Island Poems 2 – a second iteration of an exhibition which asks artists to interpret poems written especially for the exhibition – will open at the small town market gallery in late April. National Poetry Month’s theme is “the road” so poets can add that layer to their “Island Poems” theme if they are so inclined.

Writers will submit short poems based on specific criterion and a jury will select a number of poems which will act as a starting point for participating visual artists. Each poem will thus be interpreted by multiple artists – a visual retelling which should prove interesting for poet and artists, and for those visiting the small town market gallery.