Family Literacy Day rolled up to the FVRL libraries on January 27th. Originally started in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada, Family Literacy Day encourages everyone in the family to participate in practicing their reading and writing skills. LiLi and I toured several Family Literacy celebrations during the week leading up to the big day.
I arrived in City of Langley library just in time to see creativity at play through the Read-My-T-Shirt program. Participants of all ages used their imagination to decorate blank shirts with inspirational sayings, literary quotes, or beautiful art.
LiLi and I visited Agassiz to cruise the streets and participate in their Literacy Walkabout. With Agassiz library staff we toured Harrison Hot Springs and walked along the lakeshore to speak with local residents about their local library and celebrate Family Lit day! On main-street Agassiz, we popped into the local hardware and department stores, deli and town office to deliver literacy bags filled with goodies.
In Mission, LiLi and I attended the Riot for Reading presented by Mission Literacy in Motion. This was a celebration that brought Bhangra dancers, magicians, teacher-librarians, Scholastic and Usborne books together under the same roof – to promote literacy in all of its forms! I was ecstatic to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton. It’s not everyday one has the opportunity to run into literary characters!