On Jan. 27 Canada celebrates Family Literacy Day. On the Coast a number of fun events are taking place that entire week highlighting the value of reading and learning together as a family. To launch the celebrations, the Gibsons and Sechelt Libraries are hosting Pop Up Libraries at the Sunnycrest and Trail Bay malls on Sat., Jan. 23. Join us at the mall and re-discover your Library; learn about our online courses, get tech help from our computer tutor, sign-up for a Library membership, enjoy some interactive games with your child, find out about our many library programs and services for the entire family and enjoy some random acts of reading. See you at the Mall.
The Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition is celebrating Family Literacy by sponsoring the Random Acts of Reading photo contest. Send them your photos of random acts of reading by you and/or members of your family: On the bus. In the pool. At the mall. On the mountain. At the beach. With the dog or cat. Enter for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Talewind Books in Sechelt. Find out more information about the contest on their website: sunshinecoastliteracy.org
The message of Family Literacy Day emphasizes the importance of taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with a child. These simple activities are crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.
Literacy goes beyond a person’s ability to read and write, literacy is the skill you need to live your life at any age; skills such as math, financial and digital literacy. At the Gibsons & District Public Library we aim to help people with literacy skills every day. This year at the library we are welcoming back our student computer tutor, Cobey. He is here to help you brush up on our digital literacy skills. If you need help navigating your tablet, smart phone, signing up for a twitter account or downloading a library ebook, Cobey is here to help.
To book an appointment with Cobey and to find out more about library programs and services drop by the library, visit our website: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop or call us at 604-886-213. Remember all library programing and services are free.