On January 27th Canada celebrated Family Literacy Day. At the Gibsons Library we celebrated by inviting families to drop by the library to play and learn together. We provided board games, craft projects, puzzles and snacks to keep everyone’s energy up. The message of Family Literacy Day stresses 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 skills you need to live your life at any age; skills such as math, financial literacy and digital literacy. At the Gibsons & District Public Library we aim to help people with literacy skills daily. Whether it is hosting programs for new immigrants, encouraging people to learn new skills through our knitting group, conversation classes, computer training, or providing programs for children from babies to teens, or simply borrowing a great book to read and share with a friend, we have something for everyone.
This year at the library we are welcoming back our student computer tutor, Ian. He is here to help everyone 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, Ian is here to help!
To book an appointment with Ian 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.