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07 Feb

WANL Reads Challenge

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador just recently announced a reading challenge called WANL Reads. This challenge is meant to encourage the public to read, while supporting Newfoundland & Labrador authors. WANL Reads Challenge guidelines are available at Each challenge participant will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of three prize packs (filled with books, audio books, gift certificates, and swag) valued at $150, $250, and $350. Several of the books on the...

25 Jan

Remembering John Coombs

One of my proudest moments this past year was to be able to help present the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council’s Student of the Year award to John Coombs and to celebrate his achievements in learning. I first met John 12 years ago when I started my position as Executive Director and he remained a dedicated Laubach learner for all of my time here at NLLLC. In spite of his learning difficulties and being ignored by the education system...

11 Jan

Read S’More Challenge

If you think camping out with a good book sounds like a great way to spend your time so do we! On January 27th go to our Read S’More event page and report your Family Literacy Day reading activity to enter our “Read S’More” Challenge. We will do a random draw from among the participants for a $100 gift card to your favourite bookstore to help you build your home library! Research shows that as little as fifteen minutes a day...

03 Nov

2018 Annual Awards

On Thursday, November 2nd, family and friends joined Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council members and volunteers to present the organization’s annual provincial awards. The success of the Newfoundland and Labrador Literacy Council Inc. is built upon the passion and commitment of invaluable and dedicated volunteers. The Susie Day Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those who demonstrate outstanding service through participation in and leadership of Laubach programs. This year’s recipient of the Susie Day Volunteer of the...

08 Sep

International Literacy Day 2018

Today, International Literacy Day (8 September) is being celebrated for the 51st year across the world! The theme this year is “Literacy in a digital world’. “At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn and socialise everywhere. They are giving new possibilities to people to improve all areas of their lives including access to information; knowledge management; networking; social services; industrial production, and mode of work. However, those who lack access to digital technologies...

06 Jun

Summer Reading for Fun 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council is pleased to announce its annual Summer Reading for Fun program. This is our 27th year! This fun, interactive learning program is designed to bridge the gap in the school year between June and September. Children who participate in the program receive 2 one – on – one sessions each week during July and August . There are also planned weekly activities that includes all areas of language arts development and math tutoring. This FREE...

18 May

Literacy 1-2-3 (Video)

From our Archives, Literacy 1-2-3 1996 – Stories of adult learners and their journey to literacy with the help of one-on-one tutoring. In this video adults talk about the impact of not being able to read and how things changed once they accessed a literacy program. The film was created in 1996 but is still so relevant today. ...

03 Mar

NLLLC Intro Video

55% of adults in Newfoundland and Labrador fall below the literacy levels required to function in today’s society – that’s one out of every two Newfoundlander’s and Labradorian’s who struggle with basic literacy activities! If you are reading this, you may think literacy levels do not affect you…think again! Low literacy affects us all. Low literacy is linked to increased poverty, higher unemployment rates, higher health costs, increased crime and dependence on social programs including income support. We know that raising...

13 Sep

“Change Your Luck With Literacy 2013” Ticket Lottery Winner

The winning ticket for the Literacy 2013 $10,000 draw was purchased in Corner Brook # 100. The ticket was drawn on air at CFCB radio in Corner Brook on Friday, September 13th, at 8:40 a.m. Two employees from the Corner Brook Coleman Management Services Ltd. have something to be happy about: they won $10,000 in a ticket draw organized by the provincial Laubach Literacy Council. Sherry Humber, the Literacy Project Manager, presented Ellen Corbett and RoseAnna Colbourne their cheques of $5000...

28 Dec

“Change Your Luck With Literacy 2013” Ticket Lottery

During the month of December 2012, Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. (NLLLC) launched a provincial fundraising campaign called “CHANGE YOUR LUCK WITH LITERACY 2013” TICKET LOTTERY for a GRAND PRIZE draw of $10,000. The draw will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2013 on CFCB radio. Tickets are $100, but can be sold in $5 shares up to 20 people. You can buy a ticket with your family, co-workers or with a group of friends. There are ONLY...