Celebrate Family Literacy Day

January 28, 2015   ·   0 Comments

This year Honda, The Circle Theatre, New Tecumseth Public Library and Next Step are teaming up to offer a contest for both kids and adults:” Which was better: the book or the movie?”
From Harry Potter to Gone Girl, The Hobbit to Still Alice, Hollywood loves a good story. But do they do the story justice?
We can accept that you can’t fit a whole book into a 90-minute feature film, but do they leave out more than they tell? Do they change the ending? Do the characters look the way they are “supposed to”?
Perhaps the movie images add real power to the narrative. The pacing of the movie might be far more effective than the book that gets dragged down in details. The movie might give you “just enough” delivered in a spectacular fashion.
Whatever your reaction to the book/movie question, we want to hear about it! Submissions need to grab our attention and convince us that you really know your stuff. Don’t be afraid to include details from the book and the movie.
Deadline for submissions is January 30th, 2015. Send your answers to: or drop them off at The Circle Theatre, Next Step or any branch of the New Tecumseth library. Remember to include your name, grade and a way to contact you (phone or e-mail). There will also be a prize for an adult submission. Prizes are generously donated by Honda, The Circle Theatre and NTPL.


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