Regina Public Library celebrates International Literacy Day event


Sep. 5, 2017

Regina Public Library celebrates International Literacy Day event

Homegrown talent will take the spotlight at RPL’s celebration of International Literacy Day, taking place at RPL’s Central Library Branch at 5 pm, on September 8, 2017.

The evening will feature performances by Andrew Battershill, RPL Writer in Residence; Nick Faye, renowned local singer-songwriter; and the 2017 Regina Word Up Poetry Slam Team from Creative City Centre.

“At RPL, we know that fostering local talent enriches Regina as a whole,” said Jeff Barber, Library Director and CEO. “By providing a space in which creativity is at everyone’s fingertips, freely available and ready to inspire, the library is the gateway to a vibrant community. That is why we chose to use this occasion to connect with the works of several great local artists.”

International Literacy Day was introduced by UNESCO 50 years ago to promote literacy and its importance in empowering all people, no matter their background, to fulfill their potential to the fullest. RPL works every day toward this goal, by providing access to artistic and literary resources, as well as new technologies and opportunities for continuous growth and learning, to everyone in our community.

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Media contact:

Margherita Vittorelli
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Regina Public Library
mvittorelli@reginalibrary.ca
306.777.6114 (office)

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