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First Book Canada is bringing thousands of books to Nova Scotia for children in-need served by community organizations and educators to use in promoting literacy across the province in the coming months.

There will be five major Book Ceilidhs across the province, the largest in Halifax June 15. On that day, 25,000 books will be handed out to literacy advocates. Smaller Book Ceilidhs will be held at four other locations around the province – Pictou County with the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program, Tatamagouche with Literacy Nova Scotia, as well as in Port Dufferin and Digby.

In total, 37,500 books will go into the hands of children in need.

First Book Canada is based in Ontario and provides literacy resources across the country. To date they have given more than 4.5 million books and are now hoping to improve the lives of young people in Nova Scotia by tapping into the network of educators and community-based programs working tirelessly to try make to literacy a priority for all Nova Scotians.

For more information or to register as a member of First Book Canada please visit www.firstbookcanada.org.

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