Family Literacy Day in Prince Rupert this Friday

Coinciding with Family Literacy Day across Canada, the Prince Rupert Public Library will be hosting a number of events this week.

Coinciding with Family Literacy Day across Canada, the Prince Rupert Public Library will be hosting a number of events this week, mainly on Friday, January 27, including story telling, displays, activities and prizes.

Already happening all this week, library visitors can enter a draw for a prize when they borrow a book. Prizewinners will be announced and notified on Friday.

On Thursday, a majority of the events will be taking place, with an e-book demonstration happening on Thursday at 7 p.m., as well as Family Story Hour with special guests Carolina de Ryk of CBC Daybreak North and Prince Rupert City Councillor Jennifer Rice as the story readers also happening at 7 p.m. until 8.

Starting on Thursday evening from 5 to 9 p.m., and all day Friday the Library will be giving out free replacements of lost library cards.

Taking place Friday in the Library’s multipurpose room will be an afternoon of storytelling, games, refreshments, and prizes for children of all ages put on by Northwest Community College between 3 and 5 p.m.

Although Family Literacy Day happens only once a year, ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that aims to inspire Canadians to increase their literacy, offers many fun and easy ways to make literacy part of every family’s daily life at home. These include starting to read to your children when they are babies, find comfortable places to read in your home and encourage everyone in the house to read each day, going for walks with your children and talk about what you see and read along the way, sharing family stories, take part in cultural activities as a family as this helps your children learn important cultural values and history, research something new that your family is interested in, researching skills are important and help with reading and comprehension, singing and reading rhymes and poems with your children, playing with the sound of words is fun and helps your children learn about how to hear the sounds in words, listening to your children and talk with them about important things in their lives, or reading recipes and cook together.

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