We believe a storytent can enhance a community fair, a school festival, or an organization’s summer picnic, and also send a positive message about literacy. Effective event tents promote a reading culture. They demonstrate that reading can happen anywhere. They encourage children and families to keep books and reading in their quality pictures of a fun outing. As well, they provide a way to promote or outreach additional services; or to gauge interest in new programming.
We met 370 children and adults over the eight events, and were able to give away 770 quality New Brunswick books for children and families; books written and illustrated by New Brunswickers as part of a project undertaken by the University of New Brunswick.
Major support for this 2019 Quality Storytent Project came from the Province of New Brunswick, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, and the Province of New Brunswick, Department of Social Development. Additional funding was provided through private donors.