The family that reads together, thrives together

Almost nine million Canadians can’t read well enough to perform everyday tasks. We need a cultural shift to a family-centred approach to literacy

The family that reads together, thrives togetherBy Erin Schryer Elementary Literacy Inc. and Nicole Letourneau University of Calgary Two out of five Canadian adults – nearly nine million people – can’t read well enough to perform everyday tasks. Reading difficulties start early. Children who aren’t reading well by the end of Grade 1 are never likely to read well. Reduced literacy…

Tackling literacy, one little free library at a time

The Little Free Library's mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide

Tackling literacy, one little free library at a timeYou may have noticed some miniature libraries popping up in your community. Some of them have been placed next to storefronts, while others are strategically situated on a neighbours’ lawn. This unique concept, the Little Free Library, has helped encourage more reading - and reduced the scourge of literacy - in our society. The idea…