Family Literacy Day

Official logo of "Family Literacy Day."Family Literacy Day, held annually on January 27th, was developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together, and to encourage Canadian families to spend at least 15 minutes a day enjoying a learning activity together.

This year's theme is "Learn at play, every day."

Family literacy refers to the many ways families develop and use literacy skills, from enjoying a storybook together, to playing with word games, singing, writing to a relative or friend, sharing day-to-day tasks such as making a shopping list or using a recipe, and surfing the Internet for fun and interesting sites.

How to Participate

  • Join ABC and Family Literacy Day Honourary Chair, Barbara Reid, on January 24th at 1 PM  for a very special Tweet Chat. Use #AskBarbaraReid to get involved!
  • GSPL has also partnered with student and staff from Cambrian College's Early Childhood Education program, to collect new and gently used English and French children's books for the Share a Book program. These books will be redistributed to local food banks for families to take home and enjoy together. Books can be dropped off at Cambrian College at the Enrolment Centre and to all branches of the Greater Sudbury Public Library from January 27th to March 3rd.