We have developed the RDCRS READS Program to foster a love of reading through continued access to books. This is done through a partnership with schools' Learning Commons and creating classrooms rich in literacy. 

This focus continues to inspire the love of reading in all elementary, middle and high school students. 

Our schools foster a love of reading throughout the year:

  • Librarian-led and student-led book talks
  • Family literacy days
  • Full-school family book share 
  • Student choice 
  • Book tournaments
  • Book tastings
  • Interactive and engaging Learning Commons

RDCRS READS continues into the summer months by promoting reading growth. This is done by getting books into the hands of students, increasing access to books to eliminate summer reading loss and having school libraries open during the summer months.

You can foster a love of reading over the summer months:

  • Take a trip to your local library and participate in their summer activities.
  • Bring a book with you on holidays, when you go to the park or to the beach.
  • Enjoy a good book before bed.
  • Discover digital books that you can take anywhere with you.
  • Enjoy a variety of reading materials, such as magazines, graphic novels, picture books, comics, etc.

This award-winning program is designed to strengthen students' literacy skills. 

Share with us images of you or your child reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at #rdcrsreads.

“I read books, because I love them, not because I think I should read them.” - Simon Van Booy, Author.

What our schools are doing this summer:

For RDCRS READS programming information over the summer, please check out our schools' websites.

Our school learning commons that will be open this summer: 

École Camille J. Lerouge School
5530 - 42A Avenue, Red Deer
July 31, August 7 and 14
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

École Secondaire Notre Dame High School
50 Lees Street, Red Deer
July 23 and August 6
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Holy Family School
69 Douglas Avenue, Red Deer
July 10, 24 and August 6, 13
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School
105 Cottonwood Drive, Blackfalds
July 16 and August 13 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

St. Teresa of Avila School
190 Glendale Boulevard, Red Deer
July 31 
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Get Involved this Summer!

Send us photos of you participating in RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program!

You could win 1 of 3 $50 Amazon gift cards! Ways to enter:

  • Post photos on Instagram/Twitter using #rdcrsreads
  • Post a photo on Facebook and tag @rdcrs
  • Email photos to joinin@rdcrs.ca