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January 12, 2023

Family Literacy Programs

What is Family Literacy? 

Family literacy focuses on parents, grandparents and other family members to  improve the reading and writing skills of the whole family. 

By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities regularly, adults actively  keep their own skills sharp and also help children improve their skills. 

Without adult support and a strong foundation at home, a child is less likely to be  successful and engaged in school. 

Family literacy activities strengthen the relationship between family members which,  in turn, encourages lifelong learning. 

HSBC Family Literacy First

HSBC Family Literacy First is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada  and supported by HSBC Bank Canada, to bring parents and children together to  practice family literacy.  

Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and whether you’re engaging  in a learning activity in your first or second language, both the parent and child  benefit. 

Learning should be fun for everyone involved which is why we’ve created stories and  activities that are engaging for all ages, literacy levels and life experiences.  

• Resources are available in five languages: English, French, Simplified Chinese,  Tagalog and Arabic. Find out where we’re running our programs across Canada. 

• Sign up to access stories and activities. Registration is free and you can access  as many stories and activities as you like. 

• Visit for more information.  

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the  importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.  Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other  community groups have taken part in the initiative.

ABC creates free learning and  promotional resources for anyone that wants to get involved. Taking time every day  to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development,  improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their  skills as well. 

Visit your Langley Fraser Valley Regional Library FVRL for the Family Literacy Day Bookmark project to be displayed at the Langley Art Gallery for 2023.

Come Read with Me

Welcome to Come Read with Me video clips. As parents, you want your children to be  successful and you want to know how best to support their learning at home.  

These six short video clips will give you tips to keep home reading a fun and positive  experience for both you and your child. 

Special thank you to Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) for sharing these videos with us.

Langley Early Years Programming

Parent Child Mother Goose  

Storyime at Fraser Valley Regional Library 

Babytime at Fraser Valley Regional Library 

Baby Talk at Langley Early Years HUBS

Aldergrove Family Place at Encompass Support Services 

Family Place at Langley Community Services 

Little Feathers Aboriginal Playgroup 

Early Learning Program at Langley Community Services 

and find more programs at 

Our Story

The Langley Literacy Network is committed to building on community strengths to encourage lifelong learning by ensuring that residents of all ages have access to sufficient and appropriate information, services, and support to meet their literacy needs.

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We offer programs such as Reading Buddies, Wrap-a-Read, Community One-on-One Learning, Conversation Circles and more to help children, families and adults improve their literacy skills. Connect with us today to access literacy programs or to learn how you can support literacy in your community.

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