Fighting Crime, one book at a time, Antigonish, N.S.
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The Nova Scotia Adopt-a-Library literacy program is expanding into provincial correctional facilities.
Today, the Nova Scotia RCMP and Nova Scotia Department of Justice announced that libraries located in Antigonish, Amherst and Central Nova Scotia Correctional facilities will be equipped with new books thanks to a partnership between the Department of Justice, the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library and the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program.
'There is a definite link between low literacy rates and crime,' said RCMP Cst. John Kennedy, provincial coordinator of the Nova Scotia Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program. 'Ideally, through this approach, we can not only prevent the offender from returning to crime, but help them become engaged in their communities in a positive, productive manner.'
Cst. John Kennedy
Provincial Coordinator, Adopt-A-Library Literacy Program
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: (902) 755-6031