Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DEAR

The British Columbia Teacher-librarians’ Association has dropped the gauntlet. We are challenging the Premier, members of the legislature, and people across BC to “Drop Everything and Read” for 20 minutes on National School Library Day -- Monday, October 27.

Teacher-librarians strongly support Premier Campbell’s goal of making BC the most literate province in Canada and know the impact that good modeling has on children. Seeing our provincial leaders put aside business for a few minutes to let pleasure reading be their priority will send a powerful message to students and families.

Please invite your friends, organize your workplace to participate, contact your local media, and generally create a buzz about reading in BC. After the event, post your comments and pictures to this page or to our Facebook page.

1 comment:

Karen Lindsay said...

Here is a template you could use when writing to your MLA.

Cheers, Karen

Dear [name of MLA].
As a member of your riding and a BC Teacher-librarian, I am writing to invite you to participate in the Drop Everything and Read initiative. The BCTLA is challenging the Premier, members of the legislature, and people across BC to “Drop Everything and Read” for 20 minutes on National School Library Day -- Monday, October 27.

Teacher-librarians strongly support Premier Campbell’s goal of making BC the most literate province in Canada and know the impact that good modeling has on children. Seeing our provincial leaders put aside business for a few minutes to let pleasure reading be their priority will send a powerful message to students and families.

We would be very pleased if you encouraged those in your riding office to participate. Send a picture to the Times-Colonist if you do!