News Release Archive


The Council on Youth Services and the Nova Scotia Provincial
Library have announced the theme for the 1997 summer reading
program. The program will have a medieval theme and use the
slogan "Reading - joust for the fun of it!/La lecture - une
armure pour la vie!"

Every year public libraries across the province encourage
children and people to read during the summer months by offering
a variety of special activities such as story times, craft
activities, games and author readings. This past summer, about
8,500 youngsters participated in the program which boasted of
pirates and hidden treasure using the slogan "Books - the real
treasure/Les livres - une vraie tresor."

Apart from obvious benefits of reading, one of the incentives
used to encourage children to participate in the summer reading
program is the annual grand prize draw. All participants in each
local library's program received an entry ballot. This year three
lucky winners were drawn: Jeremy Burton, Dartmouth; Brie-Ann
MacDonald, Glace Bay; and Chris MacDonald, Yarmouth. The
recipients each received a basketful of books, a lap desk and
other prizes related to the treasure theme. All prizes were
donated by H.H. Marshall Newsgroup Ltd.

The theme for the summer reading program, as well as the
production of promotional materials, is coordinated by the
Council on Youth Services and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library.


Contact: Sue Dirani  902-424-2475

trp                   Nov. 05, 1996 - 12:50 p.m.