CLRt Events

Books for Classrooms

Books for Classrooms is an initiative of the Children’s Literature Roundtable. Our goal is to get kids reading high quality books that they will enjoy, and we would like to meet this goal by providing a selection of great children’s books to deserving classrooms.

Any classroom from Kindergarten to Grade 9 within the City of Grande Prairie can apply to receive a selection of great children’s books for their classroom.

How can a class apply for Books for Classrooms?

  1. Download an entry form.(Because this is a PDF form, it may not open properly in your browser. Please save a copy to your computer or get in touch with us and we will happily email you a copy.)
  2. Convince us that you need these books!
  3. Let your imagination run wild!
  4. Be as creative as possible by using any format or any media.  Please see our website for some past project ideas.
  5. Email us your entry form and have your project ready to present by Friday, January 26, 2018 at mail@gpclrt.org
  6. Prizes will be awarded at your school on Valentine's Day (Wednesday, February 14).
 

100 Nights of Reading

The GP Children’s Literature Roundtable is looking for Grande Prairie and area families to commit to reading together for 100 nights.  This year's program starts Sunday, October 8, 2017 and ends Saturday, January 27, 2018.

The focus of the program is family reading time.

  • Download the form here.
  • Mark down every day you read together as a family for at least 15 minutes.  Now's the time to develop the habit of taking the time to read whether days are hectic or mellow, and enjoy some family time in the process.
  • Hand in your completed form when 100 Nights of Reading is over.

Reading together for 100 consecutive nights is a huge challenge!  Are you up for it?

 

Author Visits

The Grande Prairie CLRt promotes literacy within the community, inviting authors and illustrators for Grande Prairie every year. In order to bring the best literary artists from across Canada to our city, the CLRt applies for grants from Canada Council for the Arts to help cover travel costs. 

Throughout the years, the Grande Prairie Children's Literature Roundtable has brought the following literary artists to our community:

  • Merle Harris
  • Deborah Ellis
  • Tololwa Mollel
  • Michael Wade
  • Ian Wallace
  • Jean Little
  • Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
  • Michael Kusugak
  • Hazel Hutchins
  • Frank O'Keefe
  • Joan Marie Galat
  • Nikki Tate
  • Karen Levine
  • Carolyn Fisher
  • Linda Grandfield
  • Kit Pearson
  • Maureen Fergus
  • Andrea Spalding
  • David Bouchard
  • Troy Wilson

Family Literacy Day

The CLRt strives to make every Family Literacy Day (January 27) a success in Grande Prairie. We promote literacy celebrations happening at schools and public places so that families can celebrate reading and learning together.

 

Past CLRt Events

Partnership Approach to Literacy (PAL)

In the fall of 1998, the Children's Literature Roundtable, with financial support from the local Rotary club, offered to design and implement a literacy program. (One of Rotary International's goals was to fight illiteracy in communities throughout the world.) The Children's Literature Roundtable and staff from the local Reading Network joined forces to initiate the Partnership Approach to Literacy (PAL) Project in our community; it was a tutoring project designed for school students with low reading or comprehension skills. Through this program and its trained volunteers, PAL reached approximately 900 children through our regular activities at schools and at the public library. Although this was a very beneficial program for many students, it was dissolved due to lack of funding.