Richmond program to help families develop a lifelong love of literature

March 28, 2017 by  

A love of reading can bring families together, and in Richmond, a special program has been planned that will give parents and children from the local area an opportunity to brush up on their literacy skills.

The Learning Together Family Literacy Program, which will be offered at both Cambie and Ironwood libraries, runs for eight weeks. Geared towards children who are between the ages of three and five and their parents or caregivers, it will give them an opportunity to develop a love of reading through activities such as stories, games, songs, and more. There will be one session each week, and refreshments for the participants will be served. Comb binding can be used to craft workbooks and other materials that those who take part in an activity such as this.

The program, which is being offered through the support of Decoda Literacy Solutions, the Province of British Columbia and the Richmond Public Library, has a limited number of spaces, and those who wish to take part are asked to register ahead of time to do so.

The program will be offered at the Cambie Branch starting on April 6 and at the Ironwood Branch starting on April 5. There will be a total of eight sessions, and families are strongly encouraged to attend all of them. Further information can be found on the community’s website.