Libraries are celebrating Family Literacy Day with a variety of activities for families to enjoy this Saturday (Jan. 27). 

The goal of Family Literacy Day is to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family, the ABC Life Literacy Canada website said. 

“Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well,” the website said. 

Here’s a look at what activities libraries are offering:


Sylvan Lake Municipal Library  

Time: 11 a.m. to noon 

Drop in for a story time featuring guest reader Mayor Megan Hanson, and a puppet show

Play games and win prizes 


Red Deer Public Library (G.H. Dawe Branch) 

Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Celebrate reading and learning as a family by having a party 


Blackfalds Public Library 

Time: 12:30 to 2:30  

Drop in to make a mini paper book 

Read at home or at the library for 15 minutes to be entered in a draw to win a gift card 


Innisfail Public Library  

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Drop in for a story time with guest reader Constable Nelson from the RCMP and Gary Leith from Fire and Protective Services 

Visit a photo booth, play games, make crafts, learn Tik Tok dances and enjoy a BBQ lunch 


Stettler Public Library  

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Drop in for a story time, enjoy snacks, and play games with the Rotary Club