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November 8, 2023 – I READ CANADIAN DAY
I READ CANADIAN DAY is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. This is a day dedicated to ‘reading Canadian’ and will empower families, schools, libraries and organizations to host local activities and events within the week.
For example, libraries or book stores can create a local I Read Canadian display for a month, or host author and illustrator visits during the week of the I Read Canadian day. Schools or communities can create challenges to get more readers involved – see how many readers can read Canadian.
GOAL: The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of Canadian books and celebrate the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature.
WHEN: November 8, 2023
ACTION: We challenge the nation to “Read Canadian” for 15 minutes and to share their experience at their library, in their school, with their families and friends, or on social media Young people are encouraged to read, or be read to, a Canadian book of their choice.
TOOLS FOR YOUR I READ CANADIAN DAY
Find your local independent bookstore
- Press Release & info
- I Read Canadian Video playlist from Bibliovideo
- Logo – English
- Email signature image
- Facebook cover image
- LinkedIn cover photo
- Twitter cover photo
- Instagram cover photo
- Images for social media promotional purposes
- Letter size poster – English
- Printable Bookmarks
- Powerpoint Slide for presentations – English
- Book recommendations for your Canadian reader – English
- Scavenger Hunt – English
- Book Hunt – English
- Bingo Challenge – English |French
- Author/Illustrator Spotlight Activity – English | French
- Tips on how to host an author/illustrator – English
- Need I Read Canadian Clothing & Swag? Shop now
- Need lists of Canadian books? Visit our Building Readers page for a list of programs nationwide.
- Recap video from I Read Canadian Day 2020
Simple text for Newsletters
I Read Canadian Day is a new nationwide initiative that celebrates the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature. Taking place for the third year on November 2, 2022, this celebration will empower families, schools, libraries, bookstores and organizations to host activities and events by reading Canadian books for just fifteen minutes. For more information, visit ireadcanadian.ca/day and sign up for free to participate. Help get the word out on social media by following @IReadCanadian and using the hashtag #IReadCanadian.
POST EVENT SURVEY
Press Release for 2021 I Read Canadian Day – February 16, 2021
Bibliovideo – I Read Canadian Day Video launch – November 26, 2020
Canadian Children’s Book Centre – November 9, 2020
Toronto Star Article – February, 2020
Globe and Mail Article – February, 2020
Canadian School Libraries Journal Article – November 4, 2019