Brooke Bennett, 3, enjoyed a free Family Learning Tour as part of the Family Literacy Week kick-off on Saturday. (Courtesy of Mitra Evans)

Brooke Bennett, 3, enjoyed a free Family Learning Tour as part of the Family Literacy Week kick-off on Saturday. (Courtesy of Mitra Evans)

PHOTOS: Families take part in Family Literacy Week Kick off at Juan De Fuca library

The week runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2

The Juan De Fuca Library Branch kicked off the annual Family Literacy Week, on Saturday with Westshore Literacy hosting a Family Learning Tour.

The free event included a story walk and crafts for every member of the family to enjoy. This year’s Family Literacy Week, running from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 is centered around the theme ‘Let’s Read Together.’

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“I encourage all British Columbians to head down to their local library or community centre and take part in the many activities happening throughout the province this week,” said Minister of Education Rob Fleming in a press release.

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Decoda Literacy Solutions is running a province-wide online photo contest to celebrate the week, using the hashtag #LetsReadTogether and #ISpyAReader, families are encouraged to share the joys of reading together and photos of them doing it. Free activity sheets for download are also available for families and community programs at decoda.ca.



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Mike Morell and his son, Hudson, enjoy a free craft at the Juan De Fuca Library Branch on Saturday. (Courtesy of Mitra Evans)

Mike Morell and his son, Hudson, enjoy a free craft at the Juan De Fuca Library Branch on Saturday. (Courtesy of Mitra Evans)

Sean Patton and his three-year-old son Ethan work hard on a craft at the Juan De Fuca Library Branch on Saturday. (Courtesy of Mitra Evans)

Sean Patton and his three-year-old son Ethan work hard on a craft at the Juan De Fuca Library Branch on Saturday. (Courtesy of Mitra Evans)