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January 11, 2021

Family Literacy Day


Family Literacy Day

Wednesday, January 27th 2021

Join Oxford County Library Staff for a day of virtual programming in celebration of National Family Literacy Day. Every hour from 10am-5pm a video will be added to the Oxford County Library Facebook page and YouTube channel to help you engage in literacy-boosting activities as a family.

10am – Books for Babies: Travel Edition

Join Holly and Sue as we travel from home, to the city, and to space through song, tickles, and stories for babies. Learn ways to play with your baby to develop early literacy skills.

11am – Let’s Go There! With Miss. Gail

Join Miss. Gail for stories and songs about travel and transportation. For ages 2-6.

12pm –Travel to STEAM Space and Make Conductive Galaxy Playdough

Join Holly to learn how to make conductive space playdough from simple ingredients to create a variety of STEAM projects. For ages 6-12

Materials Needed for Space Dough: Flour, Salt, Cream of Tartar, Vegetable Oil, Food Colouring (black, blue or purple), Glitter (silver, purple, and gold), Mixing Bowl, Measuring Spoons and Cups, Mixing Spoon, and Boiling Water. 

1pm – Tales on Safari

Africa is filled with beauty, history, animals and wonderful stories.  Come on a safari with Dianne and Merley as we explore Africa together through songs and tales. For ages 6-10.

2pm – Alphabet on the Go

Join Shannon for a walk through the alphabet (and through the community!) to use literacy strategies when you’re on the go! Fun for the whole family!

Materials Needed for Alphabet Plate Craft: Paper Plate, Marker, Scissors

3pm – Teen Book Trailer Challenge

Is there a book you really love that you want to share with the community? Join Sydnie to learn about our next teen challenge: Make a Book Trailer! For ages 12-18.

4pm – Cooking with Kids

Join Leslie and Shannon for fun with food and simple recipes that families can make together!

No Bake Granola Bars

Microwave Mug Pizza

Sneaky Spinach Smoothies

5pm – OCL Staff Readers’ Advisory Video; Read Around the World with Oxford County Library!

The Oxford County Library staff will share their favourite titles for all ages that help us to discover the world from home! Place holds on any of these readers advisory suggestions in our catalogue at www.ocl.net