Reach a Reader today

Today is Family Literacy Day, an important day to raise awareness about literacy and to raise funds for the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy.

  • Jan. 27, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Today is Family Literacy Day, an important day to raise awareness about literacy and to raise funds for the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy.

Welcome to the 10th annual Reach a Reader edition of the Tribune.

We are proud to offer this unique edition of the Tribune in partnership with CCPL and help promote literacy in the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Our front page and several pages throughout the newspaper are dedicated to information about literacy issues in the community.

This special edition is also a fundraiser for the society. Members of the society, along with other volunteers, will sell this issue on the street today.

You will see them throughout the city this morning. Please give generously to support literacy work in our communities.

Last year, $4,409 was raised.

A population with literacy skills is healthier, has a higher standard of living, higher levels of education, and has a greater ability to thrive.

Crime rates are often affected by literacy skills as well.

Reach a reader everyday by helping a family member, friend, or even a stranger improve their reading skills.

It’s never too early or too late to learn, and once you can read, it is a skill you will use and enjoy for a lifetime.