Last winter, the Library launched "Reading Rocks", a series of family literacy events at 10 neighbourhood libraries. These fun, hands-on programs built around four themes - In the Wild, Eat it Up, Get a Clue, and The World of Science - are designed to get families reading together in unique ways.
From science experiments and CSI-type investigations to puzzles and word games, each of the interactive Reading Rocks activities are literacy-based and show simple, inexpensive and fun ways that families can encourage and develop literacy skills at home. With give-aways and draw prizes, these drop in programs have proven to be very popular with attendance as high as 85 in some cases. Since January, our Reading Rocks team, along with some fantastic volunteers, has delivered 39 of the events to over 1400 kids!
With only 1 more scheduled before the end of the year and many new ones in the works for 2010, we look forward to welcoming even more families to these events. Thanks to EDPRO Energy Group Inc. for their generous support of Reading Rocks.
World of Science: Sat. Dec 5, 2-3:30 pm at Carson Branch
ABC Canada has just announced an exciting contest launched in celebration of Family Literacy Day (January 27, 2010).
The Munsch at Home Contest is back and better than ever! One lucky family will win a private visit to their home from renowned children’s author and Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day, Robert Munsch.
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On Sunday October 18, 2009 Sunday Library Services at the Central Library will resume. Operations will be run much the same as last year except the hours of service will be 1-4 pm.
Services available on Sundays