Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day 2022 - Learning in the Great Outdoors

 

January 27th is Family Literacy Day! This year's theme is Learning in the Great Outdoors! Make outdoor time, fun family learning time. Get outside and exercise both your mind and body. Enjoy the wonders of Canada’s Great Outdoors! 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. Find out if there's an event happening at your local library branch.

 

The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed January 27, 2022 as Family Literacy Day and January 23-29, 2022 as Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan. 

Proclamations of Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan

 

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!

 

When the Trees Crackle With Cold

When the Trees Crackle With Cold - Live Author Event with SLN

On January 27th, Bernice Johnson-Laxdal will share her stories about her childhood growing up around Île-à-la-Crosse in northern Saskatchewan in her book When the Trees Crackle With Cold. We will also hear from Miriam Körner, who helped make this book and who drew the lovely pictures!

Borrow a copy from your library to read along.

 

Les amis qui voulaient jouer au hockeyGravelbourg-based College Mathieu provides province-wide French language family literacy programming and resources. College Mathieu will be distributing the book Les Amis Qui Voulaient Jouer Au Hockey by Canadian author Nicholas Oldland to enhance family literacy programming related to the 2022 theme of ‘Apprendre en plein air’. For more information, please contact Mamady at College Mathieu, education.saskatoon@collegemathieu.sk.ca.

Borrow a copy from your library.

 
 
 
READ Saskatoon

This year we have partnered with READ Saskatoon for Family Literacy Day!

  • Until January 27, 2022, visit any Southeast Regional Library branch to pick up your family’s postcard. Supplies are limited, so be sure to visit soon! If your branch runs out, you can also download a copy to print.
  • Get creative as a family and fill out both sides of the postcard!
  • Mail your completed postcard to READ Saskatoon. The first 100 families to return the completed postcard will be directed to their closest library location to pick up a book for your home library. If you are not able to access your local library a book can be mailed for you and your reading buddy to read together.

READ Saskatoon is a literacy organization 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 2022.

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.