Lots to aid literacy at local libraries

Literacy help in your local libraries

When looking around the library, the first thing you notice is that there are books for people of all ages to read. But there is more to our local libraries than what meets the eye.

Some poking through a small display on the counter of one our libraries yielded the following information:

Early Literacy Kits for language skills development. There are seven kits available for parents, preschools and daycares to sign out and use for six weeks. Each kit is themed around the topics of Number, Shape, Alphabet, Colours, and Animals, and includes 10 books, a puppet, felt board, felt story, CD, wooden puzzle and a duotang with craft and snack ideas. These kits can be ordered through your local library or online.  Plan a picnic at the park with your friends, read a couple of books, do a craft, have a snack and enjoy yourself this summer with these kits.

BC One Card – this fabulous service opens doors for people to borrow books at libraries throughout the province and return them at their own library. Go to their website and you can download eBooks and audio books onto most e-readers and mp3s. There are books for all ages; children, teens, and adults. Truly a library-to-go for busy people.

On-Line-Access – you can find and reserve library items, renew items on loan and check your requests all online. If you want to request a book but don’t want to go on line, ask your librarian to do it for you. When the books arrive at the library, you will be notified to pick it up. And for those who wish to work on your vehicle, there are some online manuals you can refer to under online resources.

Enjoy browsing through your library whether you use the building or the internet. There is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Ann Belcham