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Eckville Library encourages everyone to Read for 15

The Read for 15 event on Jan. 25 takes place in libraries across Alberta and the country

The Eckville Municipal Library is celebrating Family Literacy Day with Read for 15.

Libraries across Alberta, as well as the entire country, will be holding this year’s Read for 15 event on Jan. 25.

“We’re asking members of the community to Read for 15 and it can be anything,” said Library Manager Patti Skocdopole. “It can be your local paper [or] a restaurant menu, it doesn’t matter, it’s just as long as they read.”

After each person has read for 15 minutes the library is asking they reach out to clock their time.

Skocdopole says a person’s 15 minutes can be registered by calling the library, by reaching out to the library’s Facebook page or by stopping by the library.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 25.

Regular story time will be held in the morning at the library and will count as minutes read for those in attendance.

“I think it’s a really rewarding experience for [people] to participate in and I think it’s really good,” added Skocdopole. “It’s a way to promote the library and to promote reading in children, young adults and adults.”

Bookmarks with information on the Read for 15 event will be available around town for people to pick up.

Local libraries will be hosting Read for 15 on Jan. 25.

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