Drop Everything and Read

Today you have been challenged by the BCTF and BCTLA to Drop Everything and Read!   The DEAR Challenge is issued every year for BC School Library Day, in conjunction with Canadian Library Month and International School Library Month.

Every person in British Columbia, including every student and every teacher, is challenged to drop everything else and read a book.  Read for pleasure. Read for entertainment. Read for knowledge. Read for escape. Read for experiencing other places, other times, other lives. Read for the joy of it.

There are so many reasons to read.

Drop Everything and Read!

Why read for pleasure?

Why read for pleasure?

Reason #1: Pleasure

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There are countless reasons why people read.  And there are countless ways that reading for pleasure can bring you pleasure.

People read to be entertained.

People read to escape.

People read to be pulled into a story.

People read to laugh.

People read to cry.

People read to be scared.

People read to be amazed.

People read to experience other times.

People read to experience other places.

People read to share in the experiences of other people.

People read to learn something.

People read to relax.

People read to get motivated.

People read to be inspired.

People read to be thrilled.

People read to understand.

People read to be challenged.

People read to be reassured.

People read to see something new.

People read to see something familiar.

People read for so many reasons.

People read and they don’t know why, they just like it.


Visit your school library to find a book to read for pleasure–  that is the #1 reason we are here!


October is International School Library Month
and Canadian Library Month.

 

International Literacy Day

ILD15International Literacy Day, traditionally observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. According the the UN, “Education brings   sustainability to all the development goals, and literacy is the foundation of   all learning. It provides individuals with the skills to understand the world   and shape it, to participate in democratic processes and have a voice, and also   to strengthen their cultural identity.”

For more information on International Literacy Day, click here

Twitter

Are you on Twitter yet?  It isn’t just celebrities telling us what they had for lunch, or friends telling us about their bodily functions. The educational possibilities for Twitter are tremendous. Just today we retweeted items related to language, games, photography, Vancouver history, iPads, teaching, Drop Everything and Read, The Hobbit, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, comics, libraries, flags, school libraries, public libraries, authors, literacy, our writing contest, and more.  We share about what we are doing in the school library learning commons, we share about what is happening in the school, we share about the things our kids are learning in classes, and we share about all sorts of things.

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International Literacy Day

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International Literacy Day, traditionally observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. According the the UN, “Education brings   sustainability to all the development goals, and literacy is the foundation of   all learning. It provides individuals with the skills to understand the world   and shape it, to participate in democratic processes and have a voice, and also   to strengthen their cultural identity.”

For more information on International Literacy Day, click here