From January 24 to 30 your local libraries and family serving community organizations are hosting a week of special events to highlight and celebrate family literacy. Join the fun and discover all the things you can do together to build a home full of readers.
Play these fun virtual literacy activities anytime between Sunday, January 24 and Saturday, January 30 by visiting wpl.ca/play-anytime.
Picture Book Challenge
Do you love picture books? Do you read your favourites over and over again? Then this challenge is for you! Complete the challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize.
The Dot Interactive Adventure Activity Board
Explore the Early Literacy practice of PLAY by participating in the games and activities based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds in our digital interactive adventure.
Sunday, January 24
Kick-off Event with Erick Traplin
11:00am to 11:45am
Watch LIVE on Facebook
This amazing week of fun begins with an Erick Traplin concert on Sunday, January 24 at 11:00 co-hosted by WPL and our friends at KPL.
Monday, January 25
I SPY Family Game
10:00am to 10:30am
Grab the whole family and play "I Spy" together for Family Literacy Week. TALK and PLAY are two of the 5 key practices for building early learning and literacy. In this program we feature how easy (and fun!) it is to build these skills. Work together at home to find all of the hidden items in this timed and challenging game for all
Saturday, January 30
Frontier College Spelling Bee
Can you spell FUN?! As part of Family Literacy Week we are putting your spelling skills to the test! A fun and friendly spelling bee with a virtual twist. You might even win a prize! Hosted by Frontier College volunteer tutors. Please check below to register for the appropriate age group.
Grades 1 to 2 - Register now
Grades 2 to 4 - Register now
Grages 5 to 6 - Register now
calendar of events
To view a full calendar of events happening for Family Literacy Week click here.
For your convenience, all programs and events in the calendar are hyperlinked so that you can easily access more information.
- Waterloo Public Library
- Kitchener Public Library
- Idea Exchange
- Region of Waterloo Library
- The Salvation Army Parent-Child Resource Centre
- Frontier College
- Project READ
- Our Place
- Early Literacy Alliance of Waterloo Region
- Waterloo Region District School Board
- Waterloo Region Catholic School Board
- Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir