Read for 15


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Start: Friday, January 26, 2024 - 12:00 a.m.
End: Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 11:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Communities across Alberta

What is Read for 15?

  • Read for 15 is an annual community vs. community reading challenge which was adapted from the NWET Literacy Council and has been running in Alberta since 2016.
  • Reading for 15 helps to promise literacy and show all reading is valid, and raise awareness of the value of reading for all ages.

How to Participate

  • Each library is responsible for promoting Read for 15 in their community and collecting their own statistics.
  • Encourage everyone in your community to Read for 15 on January 26th & 27th.

Families, teachers, students, doctors, lawyers, business people, politicians.

Encourage friendly competition.

Collecting and Reporting Reader Statistics 

  • Have everyone report their reading back to your library.
  • Offer options to report their reading: phone, email, Facebook/Messenger, webpage,surveys, or visit your library in person
  • Record 15 minutes per person, one entry per person.

Report Your Results 

  • Deadline to report your readers is January 29, 2024.
  • Watch the Read for 15 Facebook page for updates on ways to report your readers.
  • There are awards to be won! Winners will be announced on January 30, 2024!
  • Results will be tabulated on Wednesday, January 31 and posted on the Read for 15 Facebook page.

Questions? Contact Kerri at 780-524-3033 or

Download promotional materials from the PLS page. (scroll down)