Celebrate Family Literacy Day at local libraries

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Family Literacy Day will take place on Jan. 27.

Created in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada, Family Literacy Day aims to encourage reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

This year’s theme is “Take 20 in 2020”. Putting aside just 20 minutes a day to do a fun learning activity – whether it’s reading a book, playing a game, following a recipe or singing a song – can have a significant impact on both child and adult.

“Between work, school and extra-curricular activities, it can be difficult to fit in extra time to spend learning as a family,” stated ABC Life Literacy Canada executive director Mack Rogers in a press release. “But no matter how difficult it may be, it’s important to make family learning time a priority.

“Spending at least 20 minutes together daily as a family to read, play board games, or prepare meals together can help increase the literacy skills of both children and adults.”

In Wellington County Family Literacy Day activities are taking place at county libraries. All 14 branches will be holding a celebration on Jan. 25 featuring board games and scavenger hunts.

The event is drop-in based during regular Saturday hours.

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