Living in the Library in for Literacy
Next week Queen’s University students Michelle Whittall (Ed'18) and Tanya Lakobson (Artsci'19) will be living, eating, and sleeping in the Joseph S. Stauffer Library for seven consecutive days to raise funds and awareness for world literacy and gender equality in education.
For the thirteenth year in a row, a tent will be set up for the campers in the atrium of Stauffer Library for one week. Beginning at noon on Sunday, January 20, and Ms. Whittall and Ms. Lakobson are staying at the campsite for the entirety of the following week, leaving only to go to class and to shower. In addition to engaging with library patrons, university and community members, Queen's Room to Read will also be holding daily activities including bake sale, a social media scavenger hunt, spin-the-wheel and a raffle.
All proceeds from Live-In for Literacy support Room to Read and their programs in school and library construction, girls' education, local language publishing, teacher training and curriculum development in developing areas of Asia and Africa. Queen's Room to Read also plans to give back to the Kingston community this year by holding a book drive for the Kingston Youth Shelter.