Local libraries celebrate Family Literacy Day

WELLINGTON COUNTY – ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadians to celebrate Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the initiative, and Wellington County libraries are taking part in the event.

ABC Life Literacy, a non-profit organization, introduced Family Literacy Day in 1999 to “raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family,” according to the organization’s website. 

ABC Life Literacy is encouraging families to take 20 minutes out of their day to prioritize learning. 

Wellington County libraries want to help families achieve this goal by offering fun and educational activities and crafts at the various branches throughout January. 

All Wellington County library branches are distributing Family Literacy bingo sheets until Jan. 31. Those who pick up a bingo sheet and complete at least one line across, down or diagonally will earn a prize. 

For more information visit abclifeliteracy.ca.

Centre Wellington

The Aboyne branch is offering a Make-and-Take crafts event on Jan. 27 during branch hours.

Elora is hosting a scavenger hunt in the library during branch hours between Jan 21 and 26.

Fergus will run a series of games and crafts on Jan. 27 from 1 to 5pm.


Libraries will host literacy activities during branch hours in Erin on Jan. 26 and in Hillsburgh on Jan. 27.


Libraries will host literacy activities on Jan. 26 in Marden during branch hours and in Rockwood between 2 and 3pm.


The Drayton branch will host literacy activities on Jan 26 during branch hours. 


Minto libraries will host literacy activities on Jan. 26 in Harriston at 10:30am and in Palmerston from 1 to 2pm.

The Clifford branch is running a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and literacy activities on Jan. 26 from 11am to 12pm (registration required).


Puslinch will host literacy activities starting Jan. 22 to 26 during branch hours.

Wellington North

Libraries will host literacy activities at the Mount Forest branch Jan. 25 to 29 and at the Arthur branch on Jan. 26 during branch hours.