Celebrating Family Literacy

| January 28, 2016

January is literacy month and the Fox Creek Library and the Community Resource Centre celebrated by sponsoring their annual Basket of Books contest.

There was a total of 1,029 entries into the Basket of Books Contest!

Congratulations to the Basket of Books Contest Winners, drawn at the Fox Creek School assembly on Jan. 26th:

  • Preschool-Kindergarten – Marley King
  • Grade 1-3 – Olivia Moon
  • Grade 4-6 – Mikaila Ridland
  • Teen – Tyrese Mackenzie
  • Adult – Sophia Argyropoulous

Basket of Books Preschool-Kindergarten winner – Marley King

Basket of Books Grade 1-3 winner – Olivia Moon, Leslie Ann Sharkey (left) and CRC Senior Coordinator, Wendy Larsen

Basket of Books winner, Grade 4-6 -Mikaila Ridland

Basket of Books Teen winner – Grade 7 student, Tyrese Mackenzie

Adult Basket of Books winner – Sophia Argyropoulous. Photos submitted by the Fox Creek Municipal Library. Thank you.


Family Literacy Day was created in 1999 by ABC Life Literacy Canada to celebrate parents and children reading and learning together to become lifelong learners.

The resources and information in this guide will help you plan and host a fantastic Family Literacy Day event, and help continue spreading the word about the importance of family literacy.

Family literacy focuses on parents as the means to improve the reading and writing skills of all family members. By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities, parents are actively keeping their own skills sharp, while at the same time strengthening the relationship between the family. This, in turn, encourages lifelong learning. There are many activities that help strengthen literacy skills, and all it takes is 15 minutes of practice every day.


The Grade four students were also presented copies of Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada 1000 Facts and Figures, presented by the Fox Creek Municipal Library and the Fox Creek CIBC at the assembly. Librarian Leslie Ann Sharkey extended her appreciation to CIBC for sponsoring the Grade Four Reading Incentive program, going strong since 2002.


“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” – Vera Nazarian

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