Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students to volunteer their time as a Reading Pal with elementary school children (Grades 1-6) who are struggling with reading and/or writing.
Get back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you.
Tutoring is a great way to help a newcomer to Canada, or a Canadian-born learner improve their literacy skills. Learners are at a variety of levels. You do not need to have teaching experience or ESL training to assist these learners. A two hour per week commitment is all we ask. Training and support provided. Call 403 346-2533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Watch for displays and activities in all branches, celebrating our Freedom to Read!
Consider inviting Children’s Library staff to your preschool, daycare, agency or community group to talk about the resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children and families. Call 403-346-4688 for more information or to book a visit.
Start the weekend off right! Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, or looking for your next favourite read!
The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. Students in Grades 4-12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana, and Idaho will determine the winner of this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite.
Kids need to read or listen to at least two titles in a division to vote in that division. Voting will take place between March 15, 2016 and April 15, 2016.
Voters can win a signed copy of Beneath by Ronald Smith just for voting! For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.
For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.
Families are encouraged to take a walk around the one kilometre loop at Kerry Wood Nature Centre and read a story together along the way.
Each laminated page of “What Forest Knows” by George Ella Lyon, leads you to the next one on the trail. Trail Tales combines literacy, physical activity and nature in one fun adventure. What better way to read a story with your family!
Watch for our new spring story in April, 2016! Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and Red Deer Public Library.