Celebration of Literacy
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What is COL?

Purpose
The purpose is to provide a county-wide motivational reading program. Celebration of Literacy is a four week immersion into reading and reading-related activities throughout Douglas County with an emphasis on children’s activities. It was founded in 2002.

Goals
Celebration of Literacy is planned to show the public that reading is the foundation to learning and critical for future success. Events will demonstrate that reading can entertain as well as inform.

Description
Annually there are over 70 different events taking place during the two
weeks, with over 40 different schools, organizations, businesses, and
agencies involved. That does not include our financial sponsors. Approximately
20,000 contacts are made through our different events annually.
Several events are geared strictly to school participation;
however, many are open to the public.

Reading Fair
An annual Reading Fair opens the Celebration of Literacy is held on the last Saturday in February.

Book Give-Away

Altrusa gathers thousands of gently used books for all ages each year. UCAN distributes these books to families who receive food boxes.
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Contact
General Chairwomen:
Maxine Durst
541-672-2998
mdurst@charter.net

Mary Marshall
541-672-2285
sugar132@msn.com

Webmaster:
Julie Jeanmard- jbakjs@yahoo.com
Joni Carlson

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