For the 24th 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. Fort building, concerts, story time and more are part of the events planned.

If you know of an event in your neighbourhood, email us at and we’ll add it to our list!

Online: Join 2024’s Honorary Chair, Barbara Reid, for an interactive virtual workshop. Register here for this event, and be sure to have clay, a paper plate, and a pencil with you as you learn how to create a picture

Abbotsford | January 27, 2024 | 11am – 2pm: What does a magician, bugs, slugs and painting all have in common? They are all part of the Literacy Day Celebration in Abbotsford! Catch Norden the Magician, hear a story, and explore the current exhibits to create your own work of art.  Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way.

Chilliwack | January 22, 2024 | 6:30-7:00pm: Kick off Family Literacy Week with a storytime rap performance by library staff! Then, take home a bag of crafts and activities to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack.

Langley | January 27, 2024 | 11am-12pm: Don’t miss a fun, 30 minute storytime and a craft to celebrate Family Literacy Day! Murrayville Library, 100 22071 48th Ave., Langley

Maple Ridge | January 27, 202411am – 2pm: Come and celebrate Family Literacy Day at Maple Ridge Public Library with a Winter Fun Fair! Enjoy an action-packed day with local performers. Meet local community groups to learn about the many amazing programs and services available in the community. There will be lots of fun family activities, popcorn, contests and prizes for all ages! Maple Ridge Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road.

Mission | January 27, 2024| 11am-2pm: Join the Riot of Reading celebration– Mission’s 21st Annual Family Literacy event! Enjoy music, entertainment, and prizes. Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave.