Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan

January 27th is Family Literacy Day®! January 26th to February 1st is Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan!

It’s official! The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan and, for the first time, Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan. Download the proclamations for Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week to use at your own event!

Since ABC Life Literacy Canada started Family Literacy Day in 1999, we have worked together to raises awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Every year, we celebrate Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan. This is our first year for Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan!

What is family literacy? Visit our family literacy resource page for more information!

This year’s theme for Family Literacy Day – “Take 20 in 2020” – encourages families to take 20 minutes each day to make learning together a part of their daily routine.

Barbara Reid, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator, is the Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. You can download her tip sheets here for some great ideas on how to make learning a fun part of your family routine.

Register your Family Literacy Day event: Take a few minutes and register your family literacy event with ABC Life Literacy Canada.


Family Literacy Day (and Week!) in Saskatchewan

This year, organizations and groups around the province celebrate Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week. One of these groups are the Family Literacy Hubs, and they have events planned all week (and beyond)!

Saturday, January 25th

Prince Albert Literacy Network has a Family Event, with a Take 20 in 2020  Family Fun Kit, from 1:00 to 4:00pm in the Gateway Mall.

Sunday, January 26th – Family Literacy Week (officially) starts!

Collège Mathieu will offer family literacy programs in French, over the course of the week, in several communities including Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Moose Jaw, Zenon Park, Bellegarde, Debden, and Bellevue. The theme, Take 20 in 2020, will be included into programs like Jasettes & Gazouillis, Bébé Fransaskois allô, Voyage en lecture, Francisation, Héritage Festival, and Carnaval d’hiver.

Moose Jaw Literacy Network will be running Family Literacy Bingo from January 27th to February 3rd in Assiniboia, Glentworth, Gravelbourg, Hazenmore, Kincaid, LaFleche, Limerick, Rockglen, and Wood Mountain.

READ Saskatoon will have interviews on 650 CKOM and 980 CJME from January 13th to 27th; and be sure to look for the  Books and Slides Family Literacy Game in Regina and Saskatoon newspapers and on the READ Saskatoon website.

Southwest Literacy Committee will have a news release on January 20, 2020, and appear on local radio Golden West and CKSW 570, Swift Current online, and run their Family Literacy Photo Contest.

West Central Literacy Committee will have their events promoted on their WCLC Facebook page and at the Rosetown Library through their Facebook page

Monday, January 27thFamily Literacy Day!

Lloydminster Learning Council Association will have a Family Literacy Day celebration event in the library.

Moose Jaw Literacy Network hosts their Kickoff to Family Literacy 2020 at the Heritage Inn in Moose Jaw; and collaborates with partners to offer Family Games Nights in William Grayson School (in Moose Jaw) and also in locations in Caronport, Craik, and Loreburn.

Prince Albert Literacy Network has an open house from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

READ Saskatoon will have programming at the Family Resource Center from 10:00am to noon; and they will be taking their Saskatchewan Odyssey Event to W. H. Ford Elementary School in Regina.

Southwest Literacy Committee will announce the Family Literacy Day proclamation at Swift Current City Hall; and have Family Literacy Day celebrations with Grade 3s from Chinook School Division at the Swift Current Library from 9:00am to 3:00pm; and, in Maple Creek, they will have a Family Literacy Day Celebration at 10:30am.

Tuesday, January 28th

Lloydminster Learning Council presents a book reading by Anne Campbell and Take 20 in 2020 family activities from 9:30 to 11:00am at Midwest Family Connections.

Moose Jaw Literacy Network continues their Family Games Nights in Moose Jaw (Sacred Heart School and the Moose Jaw Public Library), and in Avonlea, Assiniboia, and Bengough.

READ Saskatoon brings their Saskatchewan Odyssey Event to Dr. Hannah Elementary in Regina

Southwest Literacy Committee is partnering with the Saskatchewan Literacy Network to offer Inspiring PLAY at the Family Resource Center from 5:30 to 7:30pm; and is hosting a Family Literacy Day Celebration in Herbert at the School Library at 11:00am, and in the Maple Creek Library.

Wednesday, January 29th

Lloydminster Learning Council Association is partnering with the Saskatchewan Literacy Network and the North Battleford Library to offer an Inspiring PLAY event (in the North Battleford Library).

Moose Jaw Literacy Network  has six more Family Games Nights: in Moose Jaw (St. Mary School), and in Coronach, Lindale, Palliser, Rouleau, and Westmount.

Prince Albert Literacy Network is partnering with the Saskatchewan Literacy Network to offer a half-day workshop Supporting Early Literacy in Families at the Sturgeon Lake Office Complex (3601 5th Avenue East, Prince Albert); and have a Family Literacy Night at Vincent Massey School.

Southwest Literacy Committee will have a Family Literacy Day Celebration at the Gull Lake Library at 11:00am.

Thursday, January 30th

Lloydminster Learning Council Association will have a Literacy Lunch at Jack Kemp School from noon to 1:00pm.

Moose Jaw Literacy Network will have Family Games Nights in Eyebrow, Gravelbourg, Imperial, and Mortlach.

Prince Albert Literacy Network will have a Family Fun Kit Orientation (for community partners who are part of a home visiting program, & Public drop in) at the PALN office from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Friday, January 31st

Moose Jaw Literacy Network will have Family Fun at the Rink in Elbow; and a Fun Spelling Bee and Beyond at the Moose Jaw Public Library.

West Central Literacy Committee will have Family Game Day at the Davidson Library from 2:00 to 4:00pm; at the Kerrobert Library from 1:00 to 4:00pm; and at the Rosetown Library from 1:00 to 5:00pm.

Saturday, February 1st

Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan will be officially over, but be sure to check out Family Literacy Hub programming during the year! Your local public library is also a great place to check for programming.

Saturday, February 8th

West Central Literacy Committee will host Storytime at the Wheatland Centennial Library in Rosetown at 2:00pm (featuring Barbara Reid Books for participants!).


Useful Family Literacy Day event resources:
ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Family Literacy Day Resources
ABC Life Literacy Canada’s family literacy and family literacy statistics

If you have questions, or would like support for your event, please contact us.