Family Literacy Day

January 27th is Family Literacy Day! This year's theme is Travel the World Together. Use your imagination to go exploring and travel the world together as a family – you never know what you’ll learn! Plan your dream trip, learn about another culture and open your mind to the world. Below, you'll find helpful resources for you and your family to use and take part in to encourage and promote family literacy in your home.


Saskatchewan Literacy Network

Saskatchewan Literacy Network

The Saskatchewan Literacy Network is a not-for-profit provincial organization that promotes and supports literacy throughout the province. Find resources directly related to family literacy through access to workshops, resources, and more! Here are a few resources we suggest:

For the Love of ReadingFor the Love of Reading 

A booklet for your reading journey together with your child -from baby to 9 years old and beyond


For the Joy of LearningFor the Joy of Learning

A booklet for your learning journey together with your child - from baby to beginning reader and beyond


For the Success at SchoolFor the Success at School

A booklet for your journey with your child at school - from preschool to high school and beyond




Find more great resources for Family Literacy including Dual-Language Mini Books, recommendations for Family Literacy Programs, and more! Click here to visit the website.



Payday Playday from READ SaskatoonPayday Playday Program

Southeast Regional Library is excited to partner with READ Saskatoon to bring Payday Playday to your communities! This program is a fun, family-centered program focused on strengthening financial literacy skills and knowledge. We've made several of the activities in this program into Take and Make kits that can be picked up at your local library. To find out if Payday Playday is coming to your library, please contact your local branch. 

READ Saskatoon is a literacy orgaization based out of Saskatoon that offers free literacy services to adults and families. READ SaskatoonThey provide adult tutoring services, financial literacy workshops, family literacy programs, as well as literacy facilitator trainings and resources. Currently, READ Saskatoon is running a combination of in-person and online programming. To register or find out more about their upcoming programs or workshops, visit their website or call the office at 306-652-5448.




ABC Life Literacy Canada ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote family literacy and adult learning. They create free learning and promotional resources for the national celebration of Family Literacy Day, which has been around since 1999! Check out these resources below from ABC Life Literacy Canada for Family Literacy Day 2021.

Be sure to take part in the online workshop on January 27th with Honorary Chair of FLD, Barbara Reid! Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. Visit this page for more information and to register.



Recommended Reads for Family Literacy Day

A note for e-Resources users: Because patrons are limited to 4 borrows per month on Hoopla, we recommend (when applicable) checking availability on OverDrive/Libby first, and then moving to Hoopla if a title is unavailable.

Reading List - Kids (Picture Books)



The Liszts by Kyo Maclear - available in print

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan - available in print

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel - available in print (English and French), Braille, accessible EText and audio from NNELS, eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

Zoe's Year by Barbara Reid - available in print (English and French)

We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp -  available in print, eBook and Read-Along on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman - available in print

A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O'Leary - available in print and eBook on Hoopla






Tween Books



Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami - available in print, eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

Downside Up b Richard Scrimger - available in print and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding - available in print and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy - available in print, DAISY Sound Recording, various accessible formats from CELA such as DAISY and Braille, eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla




Teen Books


The Nest by Kenneth Oppel - available in print, book on CD, and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton - available in print (English and French) and French eBook on OverDrive/Libby

Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt - available in print, DAISY Sound Recording, and eBook on Hoopla

Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson - available in print and eBook on Hoopla