Drop Everything and Read on Canadian School Library Day


The BC Teacher Librarians’ Association, in conjunction with the BCTF, challenge you to join people all over our province as they “Drop Everything and Read” for at least 15 minutes today.



Put away the phone, turn off the TV, pause the video game or whatever else you are doing. If you are at school put away the textbooks and the homework. Even if you are at work, we challenge your employers to give you 15 minutes to enjoy some silent reading.

People who read for pleasure benefit in so many ways. Obviously, the primary benefit of reading for pleasure, is, wait for it… pleasure. However, there are so many more reasons how reading for pleasure if beneficial for you as an individual, and even for all of us as a society.

Why should schools give you time for reading? Students who read for pleasure do better in school. Why should your work care if you read? People who read for pleasure bring a multitude of skills and abilities to the workplace, including greater capacity for concentration and focus, along with more obvious benefits such as improved reading, writing and other forms of communication. Why should society care if you read? Readers are better prepared for responsible citizenship. Readers of non-fiction are better informed to effectively participate in our democracy, while readers of fiction develop understanding and empathy and a greater sense of our common needs as fellow citizens of our communities, our nations and our world.

These are just some of the reasons why reading for pleasure is good for you and good for all of us. Enjoy some reading today, and every day.

Coming Soon: Drop Everything and Read

Monday, October 24 is Canadian School Library Day, BC School Library Day, and the day for the BCTLA/BCTF Annual “Drop Everything and Read” Challenge. All students and staff at LTSS are challenged to use the Tutorial Block on Monday to read for pleasure.

source: BCTLA

Put away the homework and the text books. Shut down your phone and the computer. Ignore the marking and the lesson planning. Pick up a book and read for recreation. Read for pleasure. Read to learn something you are interested in (outside of school!). Read to escape. Read for fun.

Be sure to have some good reading material ready for Monday. Come down to the School Library where that is our number one job, helping you to get good reading material into your hands.

The DEAR Challenge is extended to all the citizens of our province! So pass on the word to your family and friends. Challenge them to take some time on October 24 to “Drop Everything and Read!”

October is Library Month


International School Library Month
Canadian Library Month
BC School Library Day, October 24

Drop Everything and Read, October 24
Canadian School Library Day, October 24

Come down to your School Library in the month of October as we celebrate all that is amazing and wonderful about libraries, especially School Libraries in the public education system.



Drop Everything and Read on BC School Library Day




The BC Teacher Librarians’ Association, in conjunction with the BCTF, challenge you to join people all over our province as they “Drop Everything and Read” for at least 15 minutes today.

Put away the phone, turn off the TV, pause the video game or whatever else you are doing. If you are at school put away the textbooks and the homework. Even if you are at work, we challenge your employers to give you 15 minutes to enjoy some silent reading.

People who read for pleasure benefit in so many ways. Obviously, the primary benefit of reading for pleasure, is, wait for it… pleasure. However, there are so many more reasons how reading for pleasure if beneficial for you as an individual, and even for all of us as a society.

Why should schools give you time for reading? Students who read for pleasure do better in school. Why should your work care if you read? People who read for pleasure bring a multitude of skills and abilities to the workplace, including greater capacity for concentration and focus, along with more obvious benefits such as improved reading, writing and other forms of communication. Why should society care if you read? Readers are better prepared for responsible citizenship. Readers of non-fiction are better informed to effectively participate in our democracy, while readers of fiction develop understanding and empathy and a greater sense of our common needs as fellow citizens of our communities, our nations and our world.

These are just some of the reasons why reading for pleasure is good for you and good for all of us. Enjoy some reading today, and every day.

Bring a good book on Monday


Monday, October 25 is BC School Library Day and the day of the annual DEAR Challenge. Every student and staff member in the school, along with all British Columbians all over the province, are challenged to “Drop Everything and Read.”

Make sure that you are prepared for 15-20 minutes of glorious silent reading. Read something that you have chosen, something that you are interested in for your own reasons, outside of required reading assigned by a teacher.

Read to escape. Read to learn. Read for fun. Read to experience new things. Read to be entertained. Read to find out more about things you are interested in. Read to laugh or to cry or to be scared. Read for joy of reading.

If you need help finding something good to read, you have many options, not least of which is coming down to your school library!


Drop Everything and Read for BC School Library Day

Today is BC School Library Day. Help celebrate the day, and more importantly the power and joy of reading, by rising up to the “Drop Everything and Read” Challenge.

Students, teachers and all staff at Lord Tweedsmuir are challenged to take at least 20 minutes during Block A this morning for recreational reading. That means put away the textbooks, take a break from the lessons, set aside the homework, end the conversations, put your phone in your backpack, and sit back for some silent, uninterrupted reading.

Read for fun, read to escape, read to be scared, or to laugh, or to learn something you want to learn about. Read something you choose because you will enjoy it. Read for reading’s sake.

If parents or somebody asks you why you were reading for fun instead of doing school work, you can tell them, you were doing both. Students who read more for fun do better in school.

Drop Everything and Read

The DEAR Challenge has been issued by the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association, to all the people of this province, to Drop Everything and Read. Join with people from all walks of life around BC to celebrate the value of reading.¬† While most will stop at 11:oo for 20 Minutes of Silent Reading, stop whenever you can today for some SSR.¬† At Lord Tweedsmuir we have an SSR period each day from 9:25 to 9:44.¬†¬† Be sure to take advantage of this valuable time to read something that you enjoy.

dear2016The BCTLA is a Provincial Specialist Association of the BC Teachers’ Federation.

Drop Everything and Read

The DEAR Challenge has been issued by the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association, to all the people of this province, to Drop Everything and Read. Join with people from all walks of life around BC to celebrate the value of reading.¬† While most will stop at 11:oo for 20 Minutes of Silent Reading, stop whenever you can today for some SSR.¬† At Lord Tweedsmuir we have an SSR period each day from 9:27 t0 9:46.¬†¬† Be sure to take advantage of this valuable time to read something that you enjoy.

DEAR2015The BCTLA is a Provincial Specialist Association of the BC Teachers’ Federation.

Reading is a Beautiful Thing

DEAR2013Drop Everything & Read is just eleven days away! National School Library Day is Monday, October 28.

As part of the celebration of school libraries, the BCTLA¬†and the BCTF¬†have issued¬†the “DEAR Challenge” to¬†EVERY PERSON in BRITISH COLUMBIA.¬† All over the province, people are challenged to put down the work, turn off the TV, set aside the iPad,iPod or iPhone, pause the video games–¬† you get the idea– and just read!

October is International School Library Month and Canadian Library Month. October 28 is National School Library Day.  Be sure to stay posted for news and special events happening to celebrate your school library!

“Reading is a beautiful thing. Today.
Every day.
Read for¬†twenty minutes.”

DEAR Challenge

DEAR: Drop Everything and Read. ¬†The BCTLA and BCTF challenge everyone around the province of British Columbia to “Drop Everything and Read” on Monday, October 28.

At Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School we students and teachers read every day during SSR. On the 28th we are challenging everyone in the building, including administrators, clerks, custodians, education assistants and visitors, to join with people from all over British Columbia to read for twenty minutes.

DEAR2013
source: bctladear.blogspot.ca

Even better, find twenty minutes to read every day!