City Councillor Darryl Oakley reads to kids at the Library's Literacy event.

City Councillor Darryl Oakley reads to kids at the Library's Literacy event.

Family Literacy Day celebrated in Kimberley

Celebrating literacy with Friends of the Kimberley Library

The Friends of the Kimberley Library hosted a fun Literacy morning on Saturday at the Kimberley Library to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Over 60 adults and children enjoyed reading and participating at the wonderful library event – one of the  many Family Literacy Day activities held in Kimberley this year. Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise 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.

Thank you to readers Darryl Oakley and Rick Prasad. There was a good turnout that enjoyed the reading , games , a visit from Krista Grasdal from the SPCA and refreshments.

There were draws for book prizes with the winners being Emily , Effie, Joey, Annika, Hanna, Brooklyn , Ben, Tristen, Carmyn, Micah, Nico and MayLyn. The grand prize of a gift certificate (for books of course!) went to Petra and her mom Ingrid. Thank you to the many Friend Volunteers for making this event possible.