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Family Literacy Day @ WPL

Taking the time to read or do a literacy activity every day is crucial to a child’s development. By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities, parents are actively keeping their own skills sharp while at the same time strengthening the relationship between the family which, in turn, encourages lifelong learning. – ABC Life Literacy Canada Join us at Central Library as we share the joys of reading,...
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International Literacy Day

Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning to enable an individual to achieve his or her goals, to develop his or her knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the wider society. — UNESCO How many things have you read today?  The menu at the coffee shop, or street...
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Thank You To Our Volunteer Tutors

In the Windsor Public Library Adult Literacy Program, we have extraordinary volunteers. They meet one-on-one with adult learners, to help them improve their reading, writing, numeracy and digital technology skills, to achieve their personal goals. Our volunteers’ patience and commitment enables a positive learning experience for adults who have struggled with literacy for most of their lives. Our program would not be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of our...
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Family Literacy Day at WPL

Developing literacy skills early is pivotal to life-long learning.  Every January 27, Family Literacy Day – an initiative created by ABC Life Literacy in 1999 – raises awareness for the importance of parents and children reading, writing, using numeracy and oral communication skills together.  Spending as little as 15 minutes engaged in literacy-related activities can dramatically improve a child’s (and a parent’s) skills.  Here are some simple ideas of things...
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