Lethbridge libraries will be “playing all day for literacy” during Family Literacy Day, Jan. 27, and with two of them operating, the day will be twice as much fun.
“Literacy is more than just about reading books,” observed Crossings Branch teen-brarian Paige McGeorge, adding there are a variety of Literacy Day activities scheduled for both branches.
“We’ll be playing for literacy, so we will be having a variety of play related activities both here and downtown,” said McGeorge, outlining an array of play themed activities to happen all day long , Jan. 27.
“Here, we’ll be starting with story-time at 10 a.m.,” she said adding something special will follow after the opening ceremonies at noon— a celebrity dictionary race.
“We’ll be pitting local celebrities against each other in a dictionary race, where the first person to find a word and a definition in the dictionary wins,” she continued.
“But it will be separate from the spelling bee,” she continued adding the afternoon will be dominated by a preschool literacy carnival.
“It will have a lot of activities for the kids like story corners, colouring, a beanbag toss and activities like pin the tail on your favourite storybook characters,” she continued adding there will be games throughout the day as well, both board games as well as video games.