A display in the Leddy Library lobby promotes the inaugural I Read Canadian Day, a national celebration dedicated to encouraging young people to read, or be read to, a Canadian book of their choice.
Organizers challenge participants to “read Canadian” for 15 minutes on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and to share their experience at their library, in their school, with their families and friends, or on social media.
Sharon Jennings, president of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers, says the idea is to raise awareness of the richness, diversity, and breadth of Canadian literature.
The Leddy’s display also promotes a fund supporting reading programs in Indigenous, rural, and remote communities. Learn more on the fund’s website.