Nelson Junior Leafs players Colton Malmsten (left)

Nelson Leafs score for literacy

The Nelson Public Library scores big this month with a visit from the Nelson Junior Leafs.

The Nelson Public Library scores big this month with a visit from the Nelson Junior Leafs. It’s all part of Family Literacy Day celebrations that take place at the library on Saturday, January 28 from 1  to 2:30 p.m. and it’s open to every member of the family.

Members of the Nelson Leafs hockey team will be on hand for games and stories, hockey trivia, hockey bingo, and other fun things that celebrate reading and learning. The team has been a literacy partner with the library in past years.

On this special day they are taking time to spend  an afternoon with kids to celebrate the joys and importance of reading.

“The kids are excited to meet Leafs players in person, and have a chance to play some hockey and reading games and get their picture taken with a Leafs player,” says literacy co-ordinator Joanne Harris.

“This should be a great experience for the players and the kids as well. We appreciate the Nelson Leafs for continuing to support kids and reading.”

There will be opportunities to win prizes, enjoy a snack, and have pictures taken with our local hockey stars. Pre-registration is required by calling 250-352-6333 or emailing Joanne at

The event is for all family members, but kids eight and under must be with an adult.

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