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October 5, 2009
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Get Caught Reading

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour

October is Canadian Library Month and to help celebrate and encourage Islanders to be active readers, the Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour is proud to launch a new program, Get Caught Reading.

“We want to encourage, celebrate, and recognize the activity of reading,” said Minister Bertram. “Get Caught Reading is a campaign geared to promote reading as a fun activity for all ages.”

The goal is to catch people reading a book, a magazine, a newspaper, or listening to an audiobook, and reward their reading habit with a prize. Every Tuesday throughout the month of October, library teams will be visiting random locations across the Island searching for readers; if you get caught, you’ll win a prize.

“This allows us to promote the library beyond the walls of the physical library,” said Minister Bertram. “Reading is an essential part of our lives - it teaches, guides, informs, entertains and keeps us connected to each other and the world. I want to encourage all Islanders to visit a library this month, and get caught reading.”

All 26 public library locations on Prince Edward Island have planned a wide variety of activities for Library Month. To find a full list of events this fall be sure to pick up a copy of the Fall Program Guide available at your local library or on the library webpage

To find out more information about these programs and services, or to locate a library branch near you, please phone (902) 961-7320.

Media Contact: Autumn Tremere
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