READ IN Edmonton – Fact Sheet

The READ IN 2020 theme: Read Around the World!

How to get involved.

From October 5-9 Edmontonians are invited to become involved in READ IN and to attend the many activities and special events hosted around the city. This year, we are celebrating over 30 years of READ IN in the community.

DUE TO COVID-19 EDMONTON AREA SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE ALLOWING THE PUBLIC TO ENTER SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN READ IN ACTIVITIES.

What is READ IN?


The READ IN initiative began when UNESCO declared 1990 The Year of Literacy. Representatives from Edmonton Catholic Schools, Edmonton Public Schools and NorQuest (then AVC), joined together to raise awareness of the importance of literacy.

Various partners have been involved in READ IN through the years, including the Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord, post-secondary institutions, media outlets, Edmonton Public Library, and the City of Edmonton.

READ IN partners seek to instill the love of reading in all the members of our community.

When is READ IN week?

READ IN Week takes place during the first full week of October. For 2020, READ IN Week will take place from October 5 -9th.

Although literacy and learning events occur throughout the year, READ IN Week is a special time for our city to celebrate reading and participate in the many READ IN events held during the week. For example, local schools
open their doors to guest readers and students enjoy hearing these visitors read aloud.

A READ IN event can take place anywhere—in a school READ IN centre, in a classroom, in the community, or at home. A READ IN event is any occasion when participants make a deliberate choice to read or to be read to for pleasure.