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Celebrate Family Literacy Day with a Virtual StoryWalk®!


Jan 27, 2022

Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27th to raise awareness across Canada of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. You can help your child reach their full potential by singing, talking, writing, reading and playing together each day. It’s never too early to start! 

The library invites families to join our Family Literacy Day Celebration with an online StoryWalk®. The Ottawa Public Library has partnered with local author/illustrator Timm Holmes to create a unique and original “Choose Your Own Adventure” StoryWalk®.  

The Pieced Together StoryWalk® fits in perfectly with this year's Family Literacy Day theme, “Learning in the Great Outdoors!”, as you can view or listen to the StoryWalk® from the comfort of your home or stream it on a mobile device on a family walk.  

The organization originally behind this important day, ABC Life Literacy Canada, offer families downloadable resources in French and English with lots of ideas for engaging activities that help families learn and grow together. 

The library also offers many resources for family literacy including Tumblebooks, Hoopla and last year, the library also introduced Take home storytimes so that families can recreate the magic of storytime together at home. Learn more about these resources and more by following the links on the library’s parenting page

Check out our Pieced Together StoryWalk® website and YouTube series starting January 27th to experience OPL’s online Family Literacy Day!