Wednesday January 27, 2021
Join us all day for fun literacy based videos featuring library staff, local celebrities and special guests, including Eric Walters, Marie Louise Gay, K.C. Colby, and more! To celebrate, call 705-526-4216 to pick up a take and make kit starting January 18 that will let you participate in all the activities from home.
If you’d like to join in on our free, live session with acclaimed storyteller Gail De Vos at 4pm, make sure to contact Faith – call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email fshergold@midlandlibrary for the online meeting link! She’ll be sharing wonderful wintry stories from around the world!
Read For 15!
Wednesday, January 27
Help us celebrate literacy and reach our community goal of reading 4000 minutes on Family Literacy Day!
Report your reading online here, using the FREE Beanstack app, by calling the main desk (705) 526-4216, or report on social media using #Readfor15Midland
Report your reading to enter our prize draw: we’re giving away a book every 15 minutes during our open hours!
All month long!
Help your child build literacy skills! Mark off which activities you do in the month of January. Return the sheet to the library for your chance to win a book! Download the literacy calendar here!
Virtual – Scratch Your Name!
On YouTube January 27
Celebrate Family Literacy Day! In our Scratch Your Name video tutorial, you will learn to use the online drop-and-drag coding program, Scratch, to animate your name, your initials, or your favourite word! From making letters meow, to creating dancing digits, you’ll learn the basics of coding like never before! Find the video on our YouTube channel!
Virtual – ABC Yoga
On YouTube January 27
ABC Yoga is calming for the whole family. Join Jen for a special Family Literacy Day event as she leads you through 26 letters and yoga poses! Find the video on our YouTube channel, and get ready to chill out, indoors!
Family Literacy Day: Snowman Building Competition
January 20 – 27
Build a snowman together as a family! Send us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us online using #MPLFLD2021 for your chance to win a family literacy prize package.