Posted: January 5, 2023
Woman and child read a picture book at home. Text in top left corner "FAMILY LITERACY WEEK. JAN 22-29"

Family Literacy Week - January 22 to 29

Family Literacy Week is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. 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. 

Discover events, activities and resources being offered by WPL for Family Literacy Week.

Programs & Events

Family Literacy Skate (PD Day Event)

Friday, January 20 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Eastside Branch & Piller's Ice Rink (RIM Park) - 2001 University Ave. East
Drop-in Event

We're kicking off Family Literacy Week early with our Family Literacy Skate event! Enjoy crafts and stories at the library and then strap on your skates for some family fun. Skates are available to borrow from the Eastside Branch ahead of time - click here for more information. 

Family Literacy Weekend Pop-Up Activities

Saturday, January 28 - all day

Pop in to any Waterloo Public Library location on Saturday, January 28 for a Family Literacy Weekend Scavenger Hunt and pop-up activity.

Cultivating Literacy

At WPL, early learning programs for young children are based on early literacy research and include tips and information for parents and caregivers. Engaging in reading, writing, singing, playing and talking activities together will help build your child’s literacy skills for life.

Browse Upcoming Early Learning Programs

Ready to discover more about Explore Play Learn? We’ve created a fantastic collection of resources to help get you started reading, writing, singing, playing and talking including a special collection of books and a series of short videos.

Explore Play Learn