Statement from Premier Dennis King on Family Literacy Day

The Hon. Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island has issued the following statement on Family Literacy Day: 

The social fabric of our province has always been unique and much of that is because of our culture of sharing stories through reading and writing about the past and present.   

Many of us grew up with members of our families reading us stories that not only let us broaden our imagination, but allowed us to explore the world, learn about new things, or go on an adventure without leaving our homes.     

Now, with COVID-19 keeping us home more often, we must not forget the importance of keeping these traditions alive by reading together with our families.   Literacy skills are so important to help us follow our dreams and it can all start with reading a story.  

Last year, our government launched a partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance to deliver the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in our province to provide Island children with a high quality, age-appropriate book in the mail, free of charge from birth up to their fifth birthday.

For more information on the Imagination Library program visit: PEI Literacy Alliance.

I’d like to wish all Islanders a happy Family Literacy Day and encourage everyone to take a moment today to sit down and read a story with their families.

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