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    Learning together is your family’s gateway to unlimited opportunities

We gratefully acknowledge that our work takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Matsqui, and Semiahmoo First Nations.

Langley Literacy Programs

Functional literacy is critical for navigating the workforce, advocating for oneself and fulfilling basic needs. When people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities have access to quality literacy education, we begin to build a more just and equitable society.

Welcoming Library

A pop up library collection of picture books designed to build a community of welcoming and belonging.

Langley StoryWalk®

A StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children – and adults – to enjoy stories in the great outdoors.

Wrap-a-Read

Wrap-a-Read provides each child aged 0 – 18 years old registered with the Langley Christmas Bureau with a brand new book for Christmas.

Community One-on-One Learning (COOL) Program

Community One on One Learning is the core component of the Langley Literacy Network Community Adult Literacy Programs. COOL pairs adult learners aged 19+ with a trained volunteer literacy tutor.

Newcomers and Refugees

We are proud to welcome Newcomers and Refugees to Langley.

Reading Buddies

The Reading Buddies program helps Little Buddies become better readers, by pairing them with a volunteer Big Buddy.

School Age Literacy

Early learning programs from Kindergarden to grade school in Langley.
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Family Literacy Programs

Family literacy programs help parents to support their children’s learning and literacy development.

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education courses can help you earn your BC Adult Graduation Diploma, upgrade your English, Math or Science skills or help improve your literacy skills. Adult Basic Education is tuition free in BC.

Conversation Circles

Conversation Circles are fun, drop-in programs to help you improve your English skills.

What If I Don’t Live in Langley?

Visit Decoda Literacy Solutions to contact the literacy organization in your community.

Did you know?

  • Over 500,000 British Columbians have challenges with literacy. (16% of British Columbians are at Level 1 literacy or below.)
  • Due in part to limited literacy skills, 45% of British Columbians aged 16 to 65 have difficulty accomplishing some daily living tasks, including filling out a form, comparison shopping, and understanding instructions. (These are individuals who are at or below Level 2 Literacy in the latest OECD international adult literacy survey.)
  • 60% of Canadian adults don’t have the skills to manage their health literacy needs.

Langley Literacy Resources

Literacy weaves through all aspects of community life, the Langley Literacy Network aims to serve the literacy needs of adults, families and communities.

Literacy develops in the context of everyday activities, so it is important to involve the whole community in supporting literacy learners. By raising awareness of the importance of literacy in community groups and building their capacity to support adult and family skill development we can magnify the benefits for individuals, families and the community as a whole.

Family tech time

Supporting conversations within families and in our communities around how to use technology to build healthy relationships.

Decoda Literacy Solutions

Decoda Literacy Solutions is the only province-wide literacy organization in British Columbia. Providing resources, training and funds, they support community-based literacy programs and initiatives in over 400 communities across B.C.

First Book Canada

Educators and program administrators can apply to receive free books for children in their programs.

Little Free Libraries

“A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.”

Tutor Resources

Literacy resources to help our tutors.

What If I Don’t Live in Langley?

Visit Decoda Literacy Solutions to contact the literacy organization in your community.

Education in Langley

British Columbia has a rich history of accessible adult education programs. In recent years, these programs have undergone significant changes. Most recently, in August 2017, a tuition-free policy for domestic students in Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs at Public Post Secondary Institutions was implemented.

The elimination of tuition fees is aimed at improving access, allowing more students to gain the required skills to pursue their personal, education, training and employment goals. Learn more about the BC Adult Education Policy Framework.

Our Most Recent Content

What's happening at Langley Literacy Now?

The latest in local Langley Literacy news, initiatives, programs, resources, and more.

A Book 4 You

November 12, 2020
The Langley Literacy Network is so pleased to gift 290 children in Langley who pass through the Ishtar Women's Resource Society with a book of their own!

Books 4 Kids

November 12, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we quickly mobilized to support vulnerable families in Langley

Conversation Circles

September 20, 2020
Conversation Circles are fun, drop-in programs to help you improve your English skills.

Adult Basic Education

September 20, 2020
Adult Basic Education courses can help you earn your BC Adult Graduation Diploma, upgrade your English, Math or Science skills or help improve your literacy skills. Adult Basic Education is tuition free in BC.

Tutor Resources

September 20, 2020
Literacy resources to help our tutors.

Graduate High School

September 20, 2020
The Langley Education Centre (LEC) is a part of School District #35 and offers courses to allow teens and adults to earn their BC Secondary School Graduation (Regular Diploma) or their Adult Graduation Diploma.

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