Community activities celebrate BC Family Literacy Week

Families, schools, libraries and communities across BC celebrate Family Literacy Week January 23-30, 2022, with activities, events and contests.

Celebrations focus on this year’s Family Literacy Week theme, “Let’s Connect! Care * Play * Listen,” which focuses on how learning happens when children connect with people, places, ideas and things.

From kindness Bingo in Delta to a radio program on Cortes Island to a community mural in Powell River and online reading workshops in South Okanagan, BC communities are adapting for ongoing pandemic public health orders and creating innovative online, at-home, outdoor or socially distanced activities to connect and celebrate Family Literacy Week.

See some of the creative Family Literacy Week activities happening around BC below!

Family Literacy Week events happening around BC

Stories, music and performance

Sunshine Coast communities have several Family Literacy Week activities happening including Canadian authors reading in schools, StoryWalks®, mini concerts with Charlotte Diamond, and performances by the Foolish Operations Theatre Group.

Festival of Family Literacy

South Island Literacy and the Greater Victoria Alliance for Literacy collaborate to highlight local service organizations and activities available to families in South Vancouver Island communities – with chances to win prizes!

Come Read with Me Workshop

South Okanagan/Similkameen offers Come Read with Me online workshops for families to learn reading strategies together.

Unplug and Play

In North Okanagan-Shuswap, 21 events will celebrate Family Literacy Week including a magic show, public swimming, public skating, story walks, soccer games and take-home literacy packages.

Delta Kids’ Kindness Bingo

Bingo cards that focus on gratitude and kindness will be distributed through the local Fraser Valley Regional Library sites, along with a new book and information about Delta agencies and support services. When children complete kindness activities and mark a full row on their Bingo card, they bring their card back to the library to receive a Delta Kids frisbee!

Folk U Radio

Cortes Island will highlight the magic of reading, writing and storytelling on its Folk University radio program that help empower individuals and communities through the sharing of information, ideas and skills.

Make connections reading together

At the Kimberley Public Library, families, book clubs, classrooms and groups can submit their favourite book titles that they have read together to enter to win games and puzzles. Kayla the Storytime Lady will make rounds around town and at the library, where families will receive an activity kit!

More Family Literacy Week activities

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