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P.E.I. communities celebrate learning on Family Literacy Day, Jan. 27

Three-year-old Rye Grandy makes a popper at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown. Family Literacy Day is Monday, Jan. 27.
Three-year-old Rye Grandy makes a popper at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown. Family Literacy Day is Monday, Jan. 27. - Jim Day

Communities across the Island will come together on Jan. 27 to celebrate Family Literacy Day and the benefits of reading and learning together. 

The P.E.I. Literacy Alliance, schools and libraries are making special efforts to bring awareness to the importance of engaging in literacy activities as a family. 

This year’s theme is #Take20 in 2020 to encourage families to add 20 minutes of literacy into their daily routine.

Public libraries will be highlighting various literacy types, such as physical, digital and emotional literacy. 

All Islanders are welcome to celebrate at various events, whether that’s dancing at the Cornwall Public Library's Family Dance Party, learning about Google Calendar at the Tyne Valley Public

Library or cozying up at the Family Literacy Day Read-In at the Montague Rotary Library.

Many Island schools will be celebrating family literacy in their own unique ways. For example, West Kent Elementary is having their “dress as your favourite book character” day on Friday, Jan. 24.

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