Literacy and the value of reading

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February is I Love to Read Month and what a wonderful thing it is to celebrate.
Since becoming MLA, reading to students in our constituency for I Love to Read month has been one of the highlights of my role. Seeing a class full of engaged young students listening intently to a story is wonderful to see. It’s a testament to the work that teachers and families put in to get kids excited about reading. 
When I was very young, my natural curiosity led me to be an avid reader. I read every Nancy Drew book I could and still, to this day, love to read mysteries. I think about that love for learning that was fostered in me from a young age when I pass the gorgeous libraries in our constituency of Roblin. I am so glad to know that our young community members have the opportunity to develop a love of reading in these happy and encouraging environments. 
Literacy is a one of the most valuable life skills. Reading can open a young mind and broaden a person’s world-view. It can empower, it can help to build confidence, and it can make a lasting impact. Although literacy is a skill that some struggle with, it’s a skill that can be sharpened by discovering a love for reading, maybe by discovering a new favourite genre of books or an interesting series. 
Our libraries are one of the best resources in our communities. The Headingley Municipal Library, located on Alboro Street, is a beautiful community place. Due to COVID-19, the library is not open at this time, however, keep in mind that there will come a time when our community places will be able to open again. 
This holds true for the Charleswood Public Library, too. The Charleswood library is located on Roblin Boulevard and Dieppe Road at 4910 Roblin. Right now, we are unable to browse through the books in person, to sit in the comfortable reading chairs and browse snippets of stories, or to meet with others in the available meeting rooms, but remember that we have access to the wonderful library resources at the tip of our fingers. In addition to the online app, contactless holds, pickups and returns are still available at the Charleswood library. 
This might just be the perfect time to get lost in one of the many fantastic books out there.
Download the library apps and opena world of possibilities today.

February is I Love to Read Month and what a wonderful thing it is to celebrate.

Since becoming MLA, reading to students in our constituency for I Love to Read month has been one of the highlights of my role. Seeing a class full of engaged young students listening intently to a story is wonderful to see. It’s a testament to the work that teachers and families put in to get kids excited about reading. 

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When I was very young, my natural curiosity led me to be an avid reader. I read every Nancy Drew book I could and still, to this day, love to read mysteries. I think about that love for learning that was fostered in me from a young age when I pass the gorgeous libraries in our constituency of Roblin. I am so glad to know that our young community members have the opportunity to develop a love of reading in these happy and encouraging environments. 

Literacy is a one of the most valuable life skills. Reading can open a young mind and broaden a person’s world-view. It can empower, it can help to build confidence, and it can make a lasting impact. Although literacy is a skill that some struggle with, it’s a skill that can be sharpened by discovering a love for reading, maybe by discovering a new favourite genre of books or an interesting series. 

Our libraries are one of the best resources in our communities. The Headingley Municipal Library, located on Alboro Street, is a beautiful community place. Due to COVID-19, the library is not open at this time, however, keep in mind that there will come a time when our community places will be able to open again. 

This holds true for the Charleswood Public Library, too. The Charleswood library is located on Roblin Boulevard and Dieppe Road at 4910 Roblin. Right now, we are unable to browse through the books in person, to sit in the comfortable reading chairs and browse snippets of stories, or to meet with others in the available meeting rooms, but remember that we have access to the wonderful library resources at the tip of our fingers. In addition to the online app, contactless holds, pickups and returns are still available at the Charleswood library. 

This might just be the perfect time to get lost in one of the many fantastic books out there.

Download the library apps and opena world of possibilities today.

Myrna Driedger

Myrna Driedger
Roblin constituency report

Myrna Driedger is the PC MLA for Roblin.

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