Our Reading Takes You Places poster
Back in the summer we sent our Reading Takes You Places posters to the librarians at each of the public elementary schools in British Columbia. I spent a LOT of time folding each poster, creating mailing labels, affixing the mailing labels, organizing into appropriate school district piles, creating and printing a letter to each of the school districts, packaging everything up, and mailing each package to its appropriate school district office. This took a lot of hours, caused some blisters and paper cuts, and took four trips up and down the “steepest stairs in the world” to get all those packages into my car to bring over to the post office (and another 4 trips from my car to the post office). But all’s fair in love and literacy!
At Playfort Publishing we know how important literacy is, and starting young is the best way to ensure strong literacy levels later in life. That is why we support librarians, literacy groups, and teachers, and why we created the Reading Takes You Places posters for school librarians.
So we sent these out to all the school districts in BC for free and asked them to distribute to each of the elementary schools’ librarians. We then explained that we would be doing a prize pack draw of books and material to go to a winning school district. All they had to do was send us an email saying they wanted to be included in the draw. Out of the 59 school district offices in BC, we got a response from 9. Well, that means there is a 1 in 9 chance of winning! The schools to be included in the draw are the following:
- SD 27 Cariboo-Chilcotin
- SD 35 Langley
- SD 37 Delta
- SD 61 Greater Victoria
- SD 75 Mission
- SD 78 Fraser-Cascade
- SD 79 Cowachan Valley
- SD 82 Coast Mountain
- SD 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap
And the lucky winning school district will receive this wonderful prize pack from Playfort Publishing:
The prize pack
- 2 copies of The Lunch Bag Chronicles by Don Sawyer
- 2 copies of No Way Out by Melanie Jackson
- 2 copies of Raw Deal by Melanie Jackson
- 2 copies of Running by Don Sawyer
- 1 copy of our latest catalogue
- 1 chance to win a free Skype author presentation
This prize pack is an estimated value of $110.00 (does not include the value of the Skype session). Our titles are for reluctant readers and are great reads for boys (and girls). The books will be a wonderful addition to any school library. Thank you to all of the school librarians that put our posters up in their libraries and who spend their lives teaching and learning with kids. We will announce the winning school district tomorrow (Friday, December 15, 2011) at 2:00 pm P.S.T. (unless we still do not have Internet access in the office, which means it will be posted as soon as possible).