Micro library in Piikani highlights the importance of reading.

Photo courtesy of Aakom-Kiyii Health Services

By Tawnya Plain Eagle

Aakom-Kiyii Health Services is launching a new Micro Library Project. 

The Miro Library will be available at the community hall mall across from the Post Office for public usage. 

Rachel Klassen, Registered Nurse at Aakom-Kiyii Health Services says the project is to promote literacy with young adults and children by providing them access to free books. 

Klassen says literacy can be used to develop a strong sense of well-being and a healthier self-image. 

“Hopefully this project will be a way for people to enjoy reading books,” she added.

“Learning through reading is just so important to your growth and development.” 

According to a study published by the health line, reading books will enhance your mind and imagination a lot stronger than watching TV. 

The project is funded by the Chinook Arch Literacy Program and will continue to work with Aakom-Kiyii Health Services by adjusting the books based on what the community likes. 

This type of Micro Library is the second of its kind in Alberta. 

Klassen says Library cards will be available to the public by the of October.  

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