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WOW! Reading Challenge begins on November 1, 2022!

(Thursday October 20, 2022) – It’s almost that time of year again – let the Challenge begin!

The Adopt-A-Library Literacy Program’s WOW! Reading Challenge began in Pictou County seventeen years ago and has grown to include divisions for all ages (daycares and Preschools, Elementary, Middle/Junior High, High Schools, private/separate and home-schools too! “It’s our 16th year, and we’re still going strong!” says John Kennedy, AAL Program Coordinator.

This reading competition is open to all schools, preschools, private/separate schools and home-schools in Pictou and Antigonish Counties, and it is free. All competitions will close on April 1st, 2023. Preschools and Elementary Schools will count the total number of books read, while Middle Schools and High Schools will count the total number of pages read.

Here’s a snapshot of where the 2021- 2022 WoW! Challenge wrapped up in Spring 2022!

Number of students who participated: 2,937

Number of schools who participated: 12

Number of books read at the elementary level: 294,496

Number of pages read at the Middle and High School Level: 5,341,383

To learn more, please visit our website, www.fightingcrime.ca, or contact John Kennedy, Coordinator for the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program.

To register, for any school or preschool who wishes to register in Antigonish and Pictou Counties, please register online by visiting www.fightingcrime.ca/index.php/wow-bravo/join-the-challenge, at Pictou- Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters. For interested schools located outside of Pictou and Antigonish Counties, please contact the Adopt-A-Library Program Coordinator, John Kennedy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Reading Challenge is hosted by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library through a partnership with local policing agencies, schools, and community sponsors.