Grab A Book & Celebrate Family Literacy Day (January 27th)

Family Literacy DayFor the 17th year in a row, the province of British Columbia has proclaimed January 27 as Family Literacy Day.  Local libraries have a host of terrific events lined up to celebrate Literacy Day.  Puppet shows, concerts, story time and more are part of the events planned.

Abbotsford: January 27, 2018 (11 am – 2 pm) Visit the Clearbrook Library and The Reach for their annual celebration of Reading Together and Growing Together! Don’t miss Musician Tony Prophet at Clearbrook Library at 11:15 am and Magician The Great Gordini at The Reach at 1 pm. Community Literacy Tables, crafts, activities, face painting, balloon sculpting, refreshments and more for the whole family. Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way.

Chilliwack: January 24th, 2018 (10:30am – 11:30am) Clebrate Family Literacy Week and meet local author, Max Newhouse. His latest book, Counting on Snow was selected as an addition to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information on Max and his books, check out his website at Chilliwack Library 45860 First Avenue.

Fort Langley: January 27th – 31, 2018 (library operating hours): Find some wonderful secondhand books, games and puzzles at the library book sale! If you have items to donate, please contact the Fort Langley Library. They are happy to take donations right up to the day the book sale starts. All proceeds go to support your local library system. The book sale is on during regular opening hours. Fort Langley Library, 9167 Glover Road.

Langley: January 27th, 2018 (11am – 2pm) Celebrate Family Literacy Day! Wander from station to station at your own pace, discovering fun activities that support literacy. All ages welcome. City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent.

Maple Ridge: January 27, 2018 (11am – 2pm) This year’s Family Literacy Day event demonstrates how families can learn, play and have fun together while developing literacy skills! Enjoy a fun-filled day with Showstoppers Academy and a Family Dance Party, as well as a resource fair, activities, contests and prizes for all ages. Everyone is welcome! Maple Ridge Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road.

North Vancouver: January 27th, 2018 (10am) Family Literacy Fair: Literacy is more than reading! Come and celebrate and explore all different kinds of literacy at this event co-sponsored by the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, the North Vancouver District Public Library and the North Vancouver City Library! John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street.

Port Coquitlam: January 26th, 2018 (5:30pm – 7pm) Come to the library for an after hours fort building session & enjoy reading with your family by flashlight. Snacks & fort materials provided. Please register ahead. Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road

Surrey: January 20th, 2018 (11am – 2pm) Join the City of Surrey and many community partners to celebrate FLD at Surrey Kids Read with children’s storytellers and entertainers: Tony Prophet, Norden the Magician and Silly Suzie! Fun activities for kids of all ages at this free family event from 11-2. Special appearance by Surrey Libraries mascots Walter and Jazzy. Guildford Library, 10355 152 Stree

Vancouver: Bring a flashlight, grab a book, and snuggle in a fort! The Vancouver Public Library is going old school to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Who doesn’t love to read in the dark? Family Fort Night is happening at the following branches:
Central Branch (350 West Georgia Street) on January 22, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Hastings Branch Library (2674 East Hastings Street) on January 23rd, 2018 from 3:30 – 4:30pm
Kitsilano Branch Library (2425 MacDonald Street) on January 23rd, 2018 from 4 – 5:30pm
Strathcona Branch Library (730 East Hastings) on January 24th, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30pm
Dunbar Branch Library (4515 Dunbar Street) on January 24th, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Champlain Heights Branch Library (7110 Kerr Street) on January 26th, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Marpole Branch Library (8386 Granville Street) on January 27, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:00pm

Vancouver: January 26, 2018 (10:30am – 11am) A program for parents and caregivers with young children. Songs, rhymes and stories are shared. Suitable for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn together. Celebrate the “Reading Tree” turning 1, with a fun family story time this Family Literacy Week. Firehall Branch Library,1455 West 10th Avenue.

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