Sponsored by The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC), Read Local BC is a campaign to encourage the public to support the local book industry by visiting libraries, and reading and purchasing BC books.
From April 8-22, Read Local BC will feature a media relations campaign, promotional materials (postcards, bookmarks, posters, bag stuffers and advertisements), and more than 20 author events throughout the province.
The ABPBC is inviting libraries and librarians to join in the fun. You can participate in Read Local BC in a number of ways:
- Post a Read Local BC poster in your library;
- Share Read Local BC buttons, bookmarks or postcards;
- Host events with Read Local BC authors;
- Create a display with Read Local BC materials and books;
- Promote Read Local BC on your social media feeds.
The ABPBC is preparing a list of BC books that we will share with you in the weeks to come.
If your library would like to host an event for Read Local BC, or if you want more information about the campaign, email Natalie Hawryshkewich: firstname.lastname@example.org. Natalie will send you promotional material make sure that information about your events is passed on to the ABPBC’s communications company, ZG Communications, who will be coordinating media.
Check out the Campaign’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ReadLocalBC
-Heidi Schiller, North Vancouver City Library