Island communities celebrate learning on Family Literacy Day

Minister Brad Trivers signs the proclamation of Family Literacy Day, January 27, with Jinny Greaves of the PEI Literacy Alliance along with parents and children at the Holland College Early Years Centre.

Communities across the Island will come together on January 27 to celebrate Family Literacy Day and the benefits of reading and learning together. 

The PEI Literacy Alliance, schools and libraries are making special efforts to bring awareness to the importance of engaging in literacy activities as a family. This year’s theme is #Take20 in 2020 to encourage families to add 20 minutes of literacy into their daily routine. 

“The way literacy and learning are valued and practiced at home has an impact on our students’ achievements in school and beyond. I encourage all family members to build time for learning into their daily routines by doing things such as reading, playing, singing and telling stories together.”

- Education and Lifelong Learning Minister, Brad Trivers

Public libraries will be highlighting various literacy types such as physical, digital and emotional literacy. All Islanders are welcome to celebrate at various events, whether that’s dancing at the Cornwall Public Library's Family Dance Party, learning about Google Calendar at the Tyne Valley Public Library, or cozying up at the Family Literacy Day Read-In at the Montague Rotary Library.

Many Island schools will be celebrating family literacy in their own unique ways. For example, West Kent Elementary is having their “dress as your favourite book character” day on Friday, January 24th. 

For more information about Family Literacy Day events happening near you visit, Events at Your Local Public Library.

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Lexi Drummond
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

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