Feb­ru­ary is I Love to Read month. We asked you to share your activ­i­ties and suc­cess sto­ries, and you did! Here are some of amaz­ing ideas that have been a part of I Love to Read month cel­e­bra­tions in Manitoba in the past.  We hope these ideas inspire you and encourage you to send in your own great ideas of how to celebrate I Love to Read month in your school library.  See the "Grants" page on this website to find out how sending the MSLA your I Love to Read activities can lead to more money for your school library!

At Aca­dia Jr. High School, stu­dents were asked to share their favourite books via Twit­ter, using the hash­tag #ilove­tore­ad­month. The results were impres­sive, and we have some exam­ples, as well as a “how to” below for those of you wish­ing to try this idea.  Thanks to Jo-Anne Gibson for sharing this idea.


1) Find a pic­ture of an open, blank book and copy it onto a Pow­er­point Slide.

2) Locate a pic­ture of the book you are rec­om­mend­ing and copy it onto your Pow­er­point Slide.

3) Insert a text box and type a mes­sage about the book you are rec­om­mend­ing to oth­ers in 140 char­ac­ters or less (one sen­tence max­i­mum). Don’t retell the story – just cap­ture their imag­i­na­tion about the book in one sentence.

4) Insert a text box and write in your name and class.

5) Save “cur­rent slide only” as a JPEG

6) Either Tweet your mes­sage your­self or bring it to your teacher to Tweet.  Remem­ber to insert the pic­ture into your Tweet.  Add  #ilove­tore­ad­month and send it to whomever you think would like to see it by using the @ sign.



Whyte Ridge Ele­men­tary School hosted several excit­ing events, includ­ing school par­tic­i­pa­tion in For­est of Read­ing, an I Love to Read Month assem­bly and pup­pet show, guest read­ers: Gold­eyes pitcher Bren­dan Laferty, Win­nipeg Blue Bombers Teague Sher­man and Rory Kohlert, and Take Pride Win­nipeg & Mary Gloor.  The school was also fea­tured in the “Bombers Pass on Their Love of Read­ing” video which was fea­tured on the Win­nipeg Blue Bombers site.  Thanks to Michelle Car­los for shar­ing these great activities!

St. Mary’s Acad­emy cel­e­brated I Love to Read Month in a vari­ety of ways. Below is a write up from the “I Love to Read Month” com­mit­tee. Thank you to Sheryl Chongva for shar­ing this information! 

Fol­low the link below to down­load a fan­tas­tic 13 page PDF which con­tains pho­tos, posters and activ­ity ideas! 


Glen­lawn Col­le­giate hosted a Blind Date with a book activ­ity! Thanks to Vanessa David­son for sharing. 

Sher­wood School was busy dur­ing I Love to Read Month. Thank you Niki Card for sharing.

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