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In cooperation with the Canadian Space Agency, CLA has created “Launch 
Your Future with Reading!”, including contests and other material to 
encourage Canadian children to visit their public library to read and 
write about space and adventure.

The attached media release provides more information, and details of the 
contests in both English and French are also attached. The 
French-language version of the media release will be available soon.

The contest information is also available on our Website at www.cla.ca

Other aspects of the project are:

* the Canadian Space Agency has sent 500 libraries across Canada 
promotional material on the space flight, STS-115;

* an event on Parliament Hill to make MPs aware of the role public 
libraries play in encouraging children to read is being worked on; and

* an electronic library of space-related materials for children is being 
developed. The space e-library is to be launched in October as part of 
Canadian Library Month.

Elaine MacLean
CLA Councillor at Large