Monday 23 January 2012

Family Literacy Day - January 27

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. More than 1.5 million Canadians have already participated in the initiative since its debut. We celebrate Family Literacy in many ways at the library, but this special day (which often turns into a week due to library schedules) gives us a reason to highlight the importance of families reading together. The kids in this little film say it so well:

How about creating your own video about a book for the StoryTubes contest? That's Family Literacy, too! 

We've got some special things planned, including the  Bookmobile Celebration Tour at Windsor Forks School on January 26. The bookmobile will be parked out front from 6 to 7:30 PM , and we'll be offering special storytimes as well as checkout. Come see us!   On Friday, January 27, at 11 AM, the Bridgetown Library is offering a special storytime with guest musician Caleb Miles. Then, head over to the  Berwick Library for  a Family Literacy Day Storytime later that day, from 4:30-5:30 PM.  Come be captivated by stories of adventure and play!  Speaking of play, the Windsor Library is starting a Lego-Rama group on January 27.  For details on these programs and more, click here !

Find more resources from ABC Life Literacy Canada here. Happy Family Literacy Day!

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