Join Us In Celebrating Family Literacy Day

Posted On Thursday January 07, 2021

January 27 is Family Literacy Day, and in celebration, the importance of reading will be emphasized during the entire month.

Join HHPL to have fun and raise literacy awareness! By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities regularly, adults actively help children improve their skills. Family literacy activities help strengthen the relationships between family members which encourages lifelong learning. Family literacy focuses on parents, grandparents, and other family members to improve the reading, comprehension, and writing skills of the whole family.

Share the love of literacy!

Halton Hills Public Library would love your help in spreading the word throughout Halton Hills. To show your love of reading and learning, HHPL would like to feature you reading with a family member, child, or grandchild. Share your photo with HHPL on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) using the hashtag #familyLiteracyDay. HHPL will share, reshare, and retweet your post.

Halton Hills Public Library is holding a wide range of virtual programs this month that emphasize the importance of reading:

  • Weekly Family Storytimes
  • Weekly Baby Rhyme and Romp
  • French Storytime
  • Book Clubs for all ages
  • Winter Reading Challenge
  • Kahoot Trivia for all ages
  • Teen Writer’s Circle
  • English Conversation Circle
  • Equity and Diversity Book Club

You can place holds on items through our website for pick up or visit HHPL’s digital library. You can even borrow games, and participate in HHPL events and programs (website, Zoom, Kahoot, Instagram, or Facebook). Remember to sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge on Beanstack ( or with the Beanstack app. 

HHPL has you covered this January, so take part in these fun and engaging month-long activities that culminate in Family Literacy Day on January 27! Family Literacy Day is an initiative of ABC Literacy Canada. It has been promoting literacy and life-long learning since 1990, working tirelessly to support the literacy and learning community in Canada.

For more information about Family Literacy events and programs at HHPL, please visit the Halton Hills Public Library website calendar.

To explore HHPL’s digital library, please visit our Library from Home webpage.