Library system to host literacy workshops

NEWS — The TNRD Library System will host a series of free literacy workshops for families at the North Kamloops Library starting May 26 and continuing through June.

TNRDlogoThe “3 Steps to Literacy” workshops are divided into three categories: Discover Your Library, First Steps to Reading, and Read! Read! Read! Attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.

Dates and times are:

Discover Your Library (for everyone, 10:15-11:15 a.m.).

Monday, May 26: Focus on adult services.

Monday, June 2: Databases, audio-visuals and free Internet options.

Monday, June 9: Focus on children, tweens and teens.

First Steps to Reading (for parents, 6:30-7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 27: Storytelling Basics, hosted by Andy Finnen, head of children’s services at North Kamloops.

Tuesday, June 3: Encouraging your child’s emergency literacy, with Connie Alger and Cindy Piwowar from TRU Early Childhood education.

Tuesday, June 10: Getting Back to Basics, and why playing with our children is important, with Janis Arner, an early childhood educator.

Read! Read! Read! (for parents and children, 3-4 p.m.)

Thursday, May 29: Simple strategies to help your child be a successful reader, with Fiona Clare, Literacy in Kamloops.

Thursday, June 5: Preparing children for school or daycare, with Janis Arner, Kamloops, YMCA-YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral program.


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