“Reading Lights” Initiative

The Vancouver Public Library and CWILL BC have announced a new initiative that will place books and reading onto Vancouver streets.

Excerpts of stories or poems with associated illustrations from published children’s literature will be featured on permanent plaques (24” high by 7” wide) and placed on lamp posts in Vancouver.

These “Reading Lights” will provide spontaneous encounters with BC books for children and their caregivers near parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries. They are intended to spark an interest in stories and reading, while celebrating the work of BC authors and illustrators.

Twenty installations will be completed this year aimed at younger children, with forty more to follow in the next two years for older children.

If you live in BC, write for children, and would like to see your work featured, be sure to check out the submission criteria.


Inspiring words.