Good day all:

Please find attached and following a Press Release concerning the
2012 Wow! Reading Challenge winners, Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program (Friday May 11, 2012) in two file types, .doc & .pdf) for your convenience.

For more information on this program, please contact RCMP Constable John Kennedy, (Provincial Coordinator, Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program) at [log in to unmask] or phone 755-6031/ toll-free 1(866)779-7761.

Thank you.



May 11, 2012


WOW! READING CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES 2012 WINNERS: book by book and page by page the outstanding championship readers are…


Schools in Cape Breton, Pictou County, Liverpool, Amherst and Indian Brook are the big winners in this year’s WOW! Reading Challenge.


The Wow! Reading Challenge is an annual Literacy competition for schools that begins each year in November and closes in April. Schools at the elementary division record the number of books students have read, while schools at the Junior High Level record the number of pages students have read.


The Top 3 schools in each division receive a Banner to recognize their accomplishment and in addition, the First Place schools will have their names engraved on the grand World Literacy Championship Trophy.

RCMP Constable John Kennedy, the Coordinator and developer of this program is pleased with this year’s program. “We had 112 schools compete, and from as far away as South Africa. These schools comprised over 21,000 students and they read a combined total of over 1, 056,000 books during the competition.”


The winning schools are as follows:

        Elementary Division: Fiddlers Division – Salt Springs Elementary School

                                              Tartan Division - Dr. John C. Wickwire Elementary School

        Junior High Division: Fiddlers Division – River John Junior High School

                                               Tartan Division - Sydney Mines Junior High School

        First Nations Division: Wekoqmaq Mikmaw Junior High School

                                               Lnu Sipuk Kina Muokuom Elementary School

       Ombudsman’s Division: Comhla Cruinn Community Facility

       Justice Division: Amherst Adult High School

       Special Needs Division: Kings Regional Rehabilitation Center.

       Past Champion Category: Walter Duggan Elementary School

                                              Bridgeport Junior High School

                                              Membertou First Nations Elementary School


New this year, individual county winners from across Nova Scotia were also presented with banners, and several schools received special recognition for their outstanding efforts towards literacy - these included: Tatamagouche Elementary School, South Centennial Elementary School, Wentworth Elementary School, Donkin-Gowrie Elementary School, Sherwood Park Elementary School and the Sheshatshiu Innu Elementary School.


The award for the largest participating school went to Johannesburg, South Africa.



For further information about the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program, and the Wow! Reading Challenge, please contact:

  RCMP Constable John Kennedy, Coordinator - Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program ([log in to unmask])

      Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (Headquarters)

      phone: 755-6031 or toll-free 1(866)779-7761.


Trecia Schell, BSc(Hon), MSc, PhD, MLIS

Community Services Librarian (Programming, Public Relations, Outreach, Books-by-Mail, Adult Services)

& Branch Manager,  Stellarton and River John Public Libraries

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

182 Dalhousie Street |  PO box 276  New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3


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