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Read to celebrate Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day takes place across Canada every year on Jan. 27 to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together, and to encourage Canadians to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity as a family every day.

This year Family Literacy Day is celebrating 15 years! More information about this nationwide event is available at http://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/family-literacy-day.

The theme for 2013 is “15 minutes of fun.” Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

Every year branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library celebrate Family Literacy Day with a variety of fun activities for families; visit www.virl.bc.ca for details.

Join other families at the Sooke Branch Library (2065 Anna Marie Road) on Friday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. for a special family storytime featuring fun, hands-on literacy activities, stories, a craft and more.  You will also discover lots of great ideas on how to make literacy an enjoyable and worthwhile part of your daily lives. For children and their families; no registration required.

For more information contact:

Adrienne Wass, 
Library Manager, Sooke and Port Renfrew Library branches
office at 250-642-0358, 
email: awass@virl.bc.ca

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