For the 21st 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.
Abbotsford: January 25, 2020 (10am – 2pm) Visit the Clearbrook Library and The Reach for their annual celebration of Reading Together and Growing Together! Start your day with pancakes at Firehall #1 (10am) and pick up your Community Reading Challenge reading log (win prizes throughout the month of February). Take part in workshops by Musician Boris Sichon, Abbotsford Children’s Theatre, Science World BC, the Aboriginal Centre and local author Perry Smith, visit the many Community Literacy Stations, enjoy activities and enter to win prizes. Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way.
Abbotsford: January 27, 2020 (6:30pm – 7pm) Celebrate Family Literacy Day with your little ones at a special pyjama storytime! Come dressed in your comfiest jammies with a special stuffy and enjoy a half hour of stories, songs, and rhymes. Abbotsford Community Library, 33355 Bevan Avenue.
Delta: January 27, 2020 (1:30pm – 2:30pm) Come celebrate Family Literacy Day at the library with a game of Preschool Bingo! Learn winter vocabulary words, and winter themed songs at George Mackie Library’s literacy celebration. For preschool-aged children and their families. George Mackie Library, 8440 112th Street.
Langley: January 21 – 25, 2020 (10am – 8pm) Come to the library this week to enjoy their alphabet scavenger hunt and enjoy playing a board game with a friend or family member. Games are available for loan at the front desk. Drop-ins are welcome. This event is during regular opening hours. Brookswood Library, 20045 40 Avenue.
Langley: January 22, 2020 (10:30am – 11am) Come celebrate Family Literacy Day with stories, songs, and rhymes! Drop-ins are welcome. Suitable for ages 2 – 6 years. Brookswood Library, 20045 40 Avenue.
Maple Ridge: January 25, 2020 (11am – 2pm) Come and celebrate Family Literacy Day at Maple Ridge Public Library! Enjoy an action-packed day with Showstoppers Academy and a Family Dance Party. 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! Everyone is welcome! Maple Ridge Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road.
North Vancouver: January 25 – 27, 2020 (1pm – 3pm) Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the information desk and search around the library for your favourite book characters to unlock a secret message. North Vancouver District Public Library, Capilano, 3045 Highland Boulevard
Port Coquitlam: January 24, 2020 (5:30 – 7pm) Come to the library for an after hours fort building session & enjoy reading with your family by flashlight. Please bring your own flashlights and snacks. Fort-building materials are provided. Please register ahead as there is limited space. Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road
Surrey: January 25, 2020 (11am – 2pm) Celebrate Family Literacy Day at Surrey Libraries with hands-on activities for all ages like paper crafts, Dot & Dash, stop motion animation, a play area, green screen, a pop-up library, and more!. Guildford Library, 10355 152 Street
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:
Hastings Branch Library (2674 East Hastings Street) on January 21, 2020 from 4pm – 5pm
Firehall Branch Library (1455 West 10th Avenue) on January 22, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Kitsilano Branch Library (2425 MacDonald Street) on January 23, 2020 from 6pm – 7pm
Joe Fortes Branch Library (870 Denman Street) on January 25, 2020 from 2pm – 3pm
South Hill Branch Library (6076 Fraser Street) on January 25, 2020 from 4pm – 5pm
Kerrisdale Branch Library (2112 West 42 Avenue) on January 25, 2020 from 3pm – 4pm
Central Library (350 West Georgia) on January 27, 2020 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Mount Pleasant Branch Library (1 Kingsway) on January 28, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm
Strathcona Branch Library (730 East Hastings Street) on January 28, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Renfrew Branch Library (2969 East 22 Avenue) on January 30, 2020 from 6pm – 7:30pm
Terry Salman Branch Library (4575 Clancy Loranger Way) on January 31, 2020 from 7pm – 8pm
Vancouver: 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. Family Storytime is happening at the following branches:
Kensington Branch Library (1428 Cedar Cottage Mews) on January 22, 2020 at 10:15 – 11:45am
Hastings Branch Library (2674 East Hastings Street) on January 22, 2020 from 10:30am – 11am
Kerrisdale Branch Library (2112 West 42 Avenue) on January 24, 2020 from 10am – 10:30am
Central Library (350 West Georgia) on January 25, 2020 at 11am – 11:30am
Collingwood Branch Library (2985 Kingsway) on January 24, 2020 from 10:30am – 11am
Vancouver: Let’s Read together. Explore literacy together with Decoda and VPL with family friendly activities and displays.
Central Library (350 West Georgia Street) on January 25, 2020 at 10:30am – 3:30pm