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Literacy Outreach Coordinator: 604-562-3447
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Tag: community learning

Literacy for a Better World

Have you ever wondered if there was a simple cure for all of society’s ills? What if you could help reduce problems like poverty, disease, environmental degradation, racism and corruption? In the real world, there is no such magic bullet, but contributing to literacy may just be one of the most effective tools to improve…
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Literacy Hamper Distribution Week

Thanks to very generous donations, we are entering a whole week of Literacy Hamper Distribution at local Burnaby food and resource hubs! Literacy Now received over 1,000 children’s books at the Pop Up Book Distribution by First Book Canada. Thanks to the workers at the Richmond Raincoast Books, who helped with loading the truck! Another…
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Multilingual Resources at the BPL

Are you raising a multilingual child in Canada? Do you worry that your child might lose their home language or not learn English well enough? At the Burnaby Public Library, you can find great multilingual resources to raise your child to speak each language fluently. The Burnaby Public Library (BPL) and Literacy Now Burnaby is…
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Summer Hampers 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are again out and about, and on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, we gave away over 300 books at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House South Food Hub. This time with support of our own team of dedicated Literacy Now volunteers, we worked tirelessly in hot weather in 2 shifts to continue…
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Book Donation for Literacy Hampers

Thanks to the Chilliwack Learning Society for the generous book donation for our Literacy Hampers.For now, these and many other books are sitting in boxes at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House, waiting to be distributed safely as soon as the situation gets better! Stay healthy – keep on reading.

Literacy Hampers at the Food Hub

Literacy Now Burnaby handed out 100s of books at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House south food hub today. With the help of our busy volunteers, people received literacy hampers with age-appropriate books, colours, activity sheets, The West Coast Reader, and info in various languages on community resources like the Neighbourhood Small Grants, Burnaby Public Library, NewToBC, etc. This project was made possible through…
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Raising a Multilingual Child

Saturday, April 10, 10:00amOnline on ZoomRegister online, at any BPL location, or call 604-436-5400. Are you a parent or caregiver with a young child who is learning English?Are you worried that your child may lose their home language or not learn English well enough?  Join us for an online workshop, where you’ll learn practical tools to use…
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Resources for Multilingual Families

Are you a parent or caregiver raising a multilingual child?There are so many resources at Burnaby Public Library that you can use to support your child’s first language and to help them learn about other cultures. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to find these resources and we’ll also share tips and practical information…
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Mother & Child Emotional Power Program

An online program for parents with children ages 0-6 yearsNew Immigrant Families and Refugees are welcome! This program includes:– Exploring the role of emotional well-being in early childhood– Become aware of your child’s emotions– Encourage healthy expressions of emotions– Parenting– Children’s developmental stages– Community resources– Connecting with other parents Learn together with your child through…
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Library Champions Online

Are you a new immigrant looking for:Canadian volunteer work experience?Online access to community and library resources?Better communication skills?More confidence?New friends and connections to community?A better understanding of your community? The Library Champions Project offers all of these things and much more! To be a Library Champion, you must:Want to volunteerLove libraries and helping other peopleBe…
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