Family Literacy Day Events

This weekend marks Family Literacy Day, it is happening Today, January 27th and many libraries are holding special events Today and Tomorrow to help spread the joy of reading to the whole family. It was created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and every year looks to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Find out more at


Public Libraries all over the region are hosting events; here are some:


Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton – The Central Library will be holding a day of fun literacy games and activities for kids 4 to 8 to celebrate Family Literacy Day starting at 10:30am January 27th. Find out more here.


Burlington Public Library, Burlington – Drop by our activity stations to learn how your family can be a literacy-friendly family. Drop in at ALL BPL LOCATIONS from 10am-2pm. Come to Family Storytime at Alton and Central 10:30am-11am.


Conestoga Mall, Waterloo – Drop by this free event any time from 10am until 4pm on January 28th, with special guest Erik Traplin performing throughout the day. Literacy booths and activities will be set up through the mall and the French Children’s Choir will be performing at 3pm. This event also comes with a free book for each child in attendance, while supplies last. For more visit


County of Brant Public Library, Brant Sports Complex, Brantford Public Library Main Branch, Brantford – The County of Brant Public Library is hosting two events on January 28th with this year’s literacy day book “The Man with the Violin” by Kathy Stinson who will be at each location for a ‘meet the author’ encounter. First at 1pm at the Brant Sports Complex (Lafarge Hall) and then at the Main Branch of the Brantford Public Library at 3pm. Each location will have free copies of the story, craft activities, and snacks. More at their website.


Find more events in the abc life literacy events page and enjoy Family Literacy Day this weekend!

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