Literacy News

for June

Free Summer Literacy Program in the Parks
  Stories Galore and More is coming to the Tri-Cities again this summer.  Starting on Tuesday, July 7th, and continuing until Thursday, August 13th, Tazeen and Mireya, along with their volunteers, will be visiting seven parks each week throughout the Tri-Cities.  

     Family Play and Learn continues through the Summer 

Family Play and Learn at Coquitlam Centre will be continuing throughout the summer!  Make sure that you attend in June, July and August.  The program always takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30.  Meet on the lower level outside the Hudson's Bay.  Themes for the summer are:  June - First Nations,  July -  Read Around the World, August - Summer Fun

Check out our local Libraries for Amazing Summer programs - for Everyone!
There are Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens and Adults...

All three libraries in the Tri-Cities are offering Summer Reading Club opportunities.  

Check out more info about the Summer Reading Clubs for everyone at the Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam - by clicking here.  

The Port Moody Public Library is offering many Reading Clubs including an Adult Summer Reading Club called Read Around the World in 80 Days. Click here for more information on all their clubs.  

Coquitlam Public Library is offering several reading clubs including a Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club.  Click here for more information.

Check out the BC Summer Reading Club for kids at for reading activities, games, and tips.

Any teen in grade 8 and up may register for TeenRC and is welcome to participate in an online forum discussions and submit book reviews.  Click here to take you straight to Interlink's Teen Reading Club.



And, finally, in case you didn't see this:
Chilliwack used book store parody video goes viral
Click here to watch a fun video - All About them Books!


Literacy Committee Meetings:

Do you LOVE meetings?  If you would like to participate in any of the working group meetings please e-mail or phone Barb Mancell for more information: or 604 318 8471

Steering Committee:
Monday, Sept. 28th - 3:00 @ Poirier LIbrary

ESL Working Group:
Wednesday, June 10th - 1:30 @ Montgomery Centre

Family Literacy Working Group:
Tues., Sept. 29th - 1:30  @ Poirier Library

Adult Literacy Working Group:

Mon., June 29th - 1:15@ The Urban Gate, Coquitlam


Free Drop-in Literacy Programs at your Local Malls:

Coquitlam Centre:

Family Play and Learn Night:

Wednesday, June 24th  from 5:30 - 7:30
Meet on the lower level outside the Hudson's Bay

This month's theme:

First Nations

Lougheed Mall:

Saturday mornings at 10:30 am by London Drugs
June 6 V is for Very Hungry Caterpillars
June 13 W is for Wikki Stix
June 20 X is for Xcellent Bow Tie for Daddy
June 27 Y is for Your Very Own Passport



 Workshops, Webinars and Conferences
You Might be Interested in:

Understanding the Canada Job Grant - Webinar 
Tuesday, June 16th 2015 1 - 2:00 EDT
Click here for more information and to sign-up


Literacy Resources for you to look at this month:

Check out these EARLY LEARNING CARDS FOR PARENTS.  Click here to access the cards to help parents with playing, reading, singing, talking and writing with their children.  

Here is an interesting article about Patient Information and Patient Literacy levels.
Click here to

Decoda ~ Check it out at  

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"the man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read."  Mark Twain

"Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don't believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it."  John Steinbeck
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