The Nelson Public Library celebrates family literacy all month long with fun activity sheets available in the children’s section and a special event on Family Literacy Day, Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 3 to 4 p.m.
There are free books, refreshments, games, and plasticine play in honour of this year’s featured author and honourary Family Literacy Day chair, Barbara Reid. The illustrations in Reid’s popular picture books are all created in plasticine.
“Family Literacy Day is a great time for families to celebrate reading and literacy-related activities,” says children’s librarian Nancy Radonich, who notes that reading together even 15 minutes a day dramatically improves literacy skills for children — and for caregivers. “If you’re not reading with your family now, this is a perfect time to start,”she says.
Co-sponsored by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Family Literacy Day programming is free and no registration is required.