Family Literacy Day At Your Library

January 10, 2014

Huron County, ON – Families and friends are invited to participate in Family Literacy Day on January 27th, 2014 at all the branches of the Huron County Library. Activities will be occurring all week. Events, with branch locations listed, include:

Family Literacy Day Activity
15 minutes of Fun at the Library – of course you can stay longer! Families are invited to come to the library to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying learning activities that they can do as a family.

  • Wingham: Saturday, January 25 | 10 AM – 3 PM
  • Blyth: Saturday, January 25 | 10 AM – 3 PM
  • Howick: Saturday, January 25 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Family Literacy Day Craft

  • Goderich: Monday, January 27 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Family Literacy Day Pyjama Party
Warm up with cocoa and a good story.

  • Exeter: Monday, January 27 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Scavenger Hunt

  • Clinton: Monday, January 27 | 1 – 8 PM

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

According to ABC Life Literacy Canada, more than 1.5 million Canadians have already participated in the initiative since its debut. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

Check out the Family Literacy day events at your local Huron County Library Branch, or access the online library calendar at //


For more information contact: Jennifer Zoethout, Branch Services Librarian, County of Huron, at 519.482.5457 ext. 3.


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)