Alina and Liam Garcia made bookmarks at the Family Literacy Day activities in the Langley City library on Saturday, Jan. 27. Both read daily at home, a requirement of getting their allowance, according to their mom. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley libraries welcome families on literacy day

Local Family Literacy Day activities focused on making reading fun.

Families stopped by their local Fraser Valley Regional Library branches in Langley to mark Family Literacy Day on Saturday.

In Langley, the Fort branch had a used book sale to mark National Family Literacy Day which was Jan. 27.

Activity stations were set up around the Langley City branch featuring storytelling, bookmark making, a literacy scavenger hunt and more.

Until Jan. 31, the public can enter draws in FVRL branches or online at fvrl.ca for book giveaways.

“FVRL is proud to celebrate and support Family Literacy Day. We know that taking time every day to learn as a family is crucial to a child’s development and provides an opportunity for adults to keep their skills sharp too. Daily family learning time can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically,” says Heather Scoular, FVRL’s director of Customer Experience.

The FVRL network if 15 member municipalities and regional districts is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 25 community libraries serving almost 700,000 people in its service area.

Just Posted

Actor hits playhouse tonight, in honour of her sister

Langley’s Elyse Ritchie may be an administrator by day, but by night she loves being on stage.

Langley students awarded for historic knowledge

Several students were singled out for awards at a recent Heritage Fair.

Young Langley golfer has strong weekend

Emma Yang shot two under part in her division.

The Circus is coming to Aldergrove

Great Benjamins Circus is coming to thrill fans of high-wire derring-do in Aldergrove in May

VIDEO: Two Langley musicians join Motown Meltdown

Fundraiser on tap at the Commodore this weekend.

Shania Twain visits Canadian Armed Forces base in B.C.

Canadian country icon thanks members of CFB Esquimalt for their service

Countdown is on to the 2018 B.C. Summer Games

Cowichan Valley hosts on July 19-22

Driving Change: A B.C. man’s charitable trip across Canada

A Kelowna man, his bus, and his mission for positive change across our country

Case of teacher secretly filming teens reaches top court

Acquittal of teacher, Ryan Jarvis, who secretly videoed teens ‘dangerous,’ top court told

Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at annual marijuana protest on the Hill

Marijuana enthusiasts have long been circling April 20 on their calendars as annual day of cannabis

B.C. communities await marine spill compensation years after incidents

The government maintains a Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund to compensate Canadians

RCMP say too early to know what happened in Broncos crash

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said collission very complex

Conservative MP wants feds to close loophole for illegal border crossers

Immigration advocates call on government to suspend Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement

Alberta university criticized for honouring David Suzuki

University of Alberta plans to bestow environmentalist with honourary degree

Most Read