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.
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!
South Okanagan/Similkameen offers Come Read with Me online workshops for families to learn reading strategies together.
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.
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!
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.
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
- Find more BC community events on Decoda’s website or check with your local literacy organization or library.
- Find themed Family Literacy Week resources on Decoda’s website.
- Submit a photo in the Family Literacy Week Photo Contest.
- Or submit your community’s Family Literacy Week event to Decoda’s event list!
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StoryWalks® are a popular free outdoor family literacy activity happening in communities across the province.