Tuesday, January 26, 2015

Library News

Ready to Read! 

Free program gets kids into stories

Jennifer Fehr, FVRL Abbotsford



anuary 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada it highlights the significance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family and Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) invites you to celebrate the day and beyond! This year FVRL has a new literacy program 1000 Stories Before Kindergarten for families with preschoolers. Register your child for the free program by visiting any FVRL location!


FVRL's early literacy program encourages families to share 1000 stories with their preschooler before they enter kindergarten. "Our innovative, self-paced program helps parents jumpstart their child's literacy skills in the first years of life," says Heather Scoular, Director of Customer Experience at FVRL. "It is well documented in both the learning and medical communities that children's early experiences with books and reading help prepare them for school and set them up for success in later life."

Registered preschoolers receive a free keep-sake reading log to track the stories they hear. The illustrated log offers parents helpful tips on how to read, write, talk, sing and play with their child. All stories are eligible, whether read at home, preschool, daycare or even library storytimes! A sticker is awarded to the child for every 50 stories. Completing a log can take anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on how often parent and child read together.

Are your children past the preschool age? Literacy events for all ages happen throughout the year at FVRL. Search for events by visiting www.fvrl.ca and clicking on the Events tab. Join us for special Family Literacy Day themed events throughout the last week of January at various FVRL locations



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