________________ CM . . . . Volume III Number 5 . . . . November 1, 1996

National Library of Canada Launches "Yesterday's Stories," 1996 Read Up On It.

On October 19, 1996, the National Library of Canada launched the 1996 edition of Read Up On It at the annual conference of the Ontario Reading Association in Ottawa. The Read Up On It kit promotes Canadian children's literature and is designed to encourage the love of reading. Canadian history is this year's theme.

"Lives that made Canadian history are as fascinating as those shaped by it, and this year's kit is full of titles suitable for children of all ages. Not only does our choice acknowledge the improvement in Canadian nonfiction for children, but demonstrates the abundance of wonderful stories which reflect Canada's history" stated Dr. Marianne Scott, National Librarian. Designed for the home, classroom or library, the kit includes suggestions on how these stories may be introduced to young readers and is distributed free of charge.

Read Up On It is published under the patronage of the Right Honourable Romeo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada. The National Literacy Secretariat, headed by the Right Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, is a joint partner, and Canada Post is an associate partner. Sponsors include Access the Education Station, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Canadian Federation of University Women, Communication-Jeunesse, and YTV.

Read Up On It is also available electronically at the National Library's Internet site: (http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/pubs/ruoi/1996/ru96-1e.htm) as well as on SchoolNet. During October, books featured in this year's Read Up On It kit were displayed at the National Library in Ottawa.

Free copies of Read Up On It are now available from:

Marketing and Publishing
National Library of Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON KIA ON4
Telephone:(613) 995-7969
Fax:(613) 991-9871
TTY:(613) 992-6969

Copyright © 1996 the Manitoba Library Association. Reproduction for personal use is permitted only if this copyright notice is maintained. Any other reproduction is prohibited without permission.

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The Manitoba Library Association
ISSN 1201-9364