Springwater Library Celebrating Family Literacy Day

Springwater Library Celebrating Family Literacy Day
Posted on 01/19/2016

January 19, 2016 - The Springwater Public Library is celebrating Family Literacy Day on January 28, 2016.

Children are being asked to bring a favourite stuffed animal which they can leave overnight for a ‘stuffie sleepover party’. They can then find out what kind of mischief their ‘stuffie’ got into the next time they visit the Library.

At the Elmvale Branch, CTV reporter Mike Walker will be reading stories to the children during Story Time at 10:30 am.  Children will be invited to make dreamcatchers and are encouraged to attend in their pyjamas. 

At the Minesing Branch, Councillor Jennifer Coughlin will be reading to the children at 4:30 pm.  Former Minesing Librarian Carol Grenier will help the children make special buttons for each of their stuffies.  

At the Midhurst Branch, 93.1 Fresh Radio morning show host Tara Dawn will be reading to the children at 6:30 pm.  Attendees will be creating special bookmarks. 

Bring your family to the nearest library branch and celebrate Family Literacy Day.  Even 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically encouraging them to become lifelong learners.

Family Literacy Day is an annual national initiative that raises awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development.