The Rossland Public Library will be celebrating Family Literacy Day on Friday, Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The celebration is part of Family Literacy Week, which is held Canada-wide from Jan. 24 to 30, and is being held in partnership with the Strong Start program, which will be held at the library on Friday.
“Strong Start will happen here instead of up at RSS, so that’s 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.,” says Beverley Rintoul, library director.
There will also be lots of family fun at the event.
“There’s going to be stories [and] there’s going to be the opportunity to dress up as a character from one of the stories and get your picture taken in the photo booth,” says Rintoul.
There will also be crafts, games, snacks, and hopefully an ice slide.
“The kids love it,” says Rintoul.
Family Literacy Day is about encouraging families to learn and read together.
“Because that’s how kids learn the best is if you read to them. If they see you reading, they’ll think reading’s cool,” says Rintoul. “So it’s more about getting families in to do things like that. Like summer reading club is about getting kids to read, but this is more about family engagement.”
This year the theme for Family Literacy Week is unplug and play!