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Invest in Kids

January 26, 2007 10:09 ET

Saturday is National Literacy Day

Ontario Residents Urged to Drop Kids’ Books Off at OPP, Toronto Police Stations

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO, ON, NEWS RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2007) - This Saturday, January 27th is the 8th Annual National Literacy Day across Canada. It celebrates the power of reading via literacy themed events at schools and libraries throughout the nation.

To support National Literacy Day read your child a story. And Ontario residents can drop off new or gently used books for children and youth up to Grade 10 at any OPP Detachment throughout the province or at Toronto Police Services stations between now and January 31st as part of Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman's 2007 Book Drive for Aboriginal youth. Visit the Lieutenant Governor's website at www.lt.ontario.ca for more information.

National Literacy Day is supported in Ontario by Invest in Kids, Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman's Aboriginal Literacy Program and Dolly Parton's Canadian Imagination Library. Print-ready visuals are available at www.calexis.com/LiteracyDay.

About Dolly Parton's Canadian Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Canadian Imagination Library is a preschool literacy program that sends children a free, age-appropriate book each month from the time they're born to their fifth birthday. It is run on a community basis, whereby local charitable partners work with Invest in Kids to bring the program to all preschool children in the community. Thanks to the support of financial services firm Capital One, 600 newborns in four communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are already enrolled in the program.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library together with Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman and Invest in Kids is scheduled to personally make a presentation of books in early spring to children in Deer Lake, an isolated, fly-in, First Nation community in northern Ontario.

About Invest in Kids (www.investinkids.ca)

Invest in Kids is a national charity dedicated to helping parents become the parents they want and need to be. By translating the science of parenting and child development into engaging, easy-to-understand, relevant resources for parents and professionals, Invest in Kids aims to strengthen the parenting knowledge, skills and confidence of all those who touch the lives of our youngest children to ensure the healthy social, emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to age five.
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Contact Information

  • Rozvita Gabric, Manager, Communications, Invest in Kids
    Primary Phone: 416-977-1222 ext. 294
    E-mail: rgabric@investinkids.ca