Living in the Library for Literacy

Post Date:
Jan 17, 2020

Beginning Monday, Jan. 20, two undergraduate students, Alex Mustata (BA’23) and Julianna Taylor (BA’23), will be living, eating, and sleeping in Stauffer Library for seven consecutive days to raise funds and awareness for international literacy projects and gender equality in education.

Live-in for Literacy, which began in 2005, is an annual fundraising event run by the Queen’s University Chapter of Room to Read. This year’s theme is “fairy tales” and throughout the week, the two students and organizers will host a bake sale and raffle, along with other activities, to raise money.

“This event gives us a chance to reflect on how fortunate we are to go to university here and to have the opportunities we have in Canada,” says Vivienne Langhorne (BSc’22), member of the Queen’s Room to Read Executive Committee, along with Sam Mott (BScH’21). “It gives us the chance to think of those less fortunate and how we would all be better off if everyone had the same opportunities.”

All proceeds from the Live-in for Literacy will support Room to Read and its literacy and girls’ education programs.

To learn more, and to donate to the Live-in for Literacy, visit the Queen’s University Chapter of Room to Read.

Photo: Sam Mott and Vivienne Langhorne, Queen's University Chapter, Room to Read

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