Literacy Month kicks off in BC
Literacy Month was declared by Mayor Robertson on the 50th anniversary of UNESCO’s International Literacy Day – September 8th. Click here to read the CBC article about the launch!
Up to the Challenge?
Join the fun. Test your knowledge! Join us on Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-8:30pm for our third annual Team Trivia Challenge. Click here for more info about the event.
Buy Locally and Support Your Community!
Now available! Buy your “Literacy Special Socks” for men and women! $1 from each pair sold by Blue Sky Clothing supports literacy programs in BC. Click here to get your pair!
Literacy is everywhere – read our manifesto
Words, numbers, symbols – these are the building blocks that create our world. Click this window to read the full text of our popular literacy manifesto.
Read All About Lit – Daily Blog
Every weekday, we bring you the latest news on what’s new in the library, useful links from around the web, and fun facts and contests in our blog. Click here to read the latest posts!
Find BC Literacy Programs In Your Area
Are you looking for information about literacy support in your community? Whether you need to find a literacy organization, program or a literacy outreach coordinator in your community, start your search here.
Supporting early literacy development…
One of our most popular early learning programs is Parents as Literacy Supporters, or PALS. Run by literacy practitioners, the program provides parents and caregivers new strategies to support their preschool and kindergarten-aged children’s learning in fun and interactive ways. Click here to find out more…
Your support is making a difference…
Leaving everything behind to start a new life can be scary, but that’s exactly what Vivienne and her husband did three years ago. Find out how a family literacy program helped Vivienne and her young son Nathan adjust to life in Canada.
Read Our BC Workforce Literacy Plan
Find out more about the work we’re doing with literacy and essential skills through our Workforce Literacy and Essential Skills Strategy.The strategy was developed in partnership with senior members of the public, private and non-profit sectors to strengthen our province.
A British Columbia where everyone has the literacy skills they need.
COMMUNITIES REACHED ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA
New Literacy Programs Launched in 2015 Alone
Adult Literacy Programs
Attended by 12,380 adults
Family Literacy Workshops
Attended by 77,914 People
Support literacy in your community!