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British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association Celebrates BC School Library Day and BC Library Month with Drop Everything

and Read!
For Immediate Release Ministry of Education, British Columbia Media Outlets Nelson, BC—On Monday, October 28th, the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association, the British Columbia Library Association, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, the Library & Literacy Branch of the Ministry of Education, and the British Columbia School Trustees Association would like to invited everyone in British Columbia to drop everything and read! The British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association, in conjunction with Canadian National School Library Day and BC Library Month celebrations, will be sponsoring its seventh annual province-wide ‘Drop Everything and Read’ (DEaR) challenge next week. With over 65 000 students, teachers, parents, and school volunteers participating last year, DEaR has grown to become a regular celebration of literacy, libraries, and the pure joy of reading in British Columbia. To help celebrate the newly proclaimed BC School Library Day and DEaR, the Minister of Education, the Honourable Peter Fassbender, will be reading with students at the opening of the new Richard Bulpitt Elementary in Langley from 11:00-11:30 AM. For details about the DEaR 2013 challenge, please visit You can also follow the event on Twitter (@BCTLA_DEaR), and join their Facebook page (Drop Everything and Read BC). On Monday, October 28th, take a break from the monotony of life, and join us to simply…drop everything and read!

Jeff Yasinchuk
VP Advocacy British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association