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Celebrate Family Literacy Day at Brampton Library
By Brampton Library | Published  01/22/2009 | Community News , Home & Family | Unrated
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Brampton - Brampton Library is hosting a special Roots of Reading storytime in celebration of Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27th.  Librarian Sarah Hart will be joined by local guest performer Cousin Molly for a programme that will involve great stories and live music.  Caregivers will receive some ideas as to how to incorporate literacy activities into everyday life.  Both the children and their caregivers will enjoy the opportunity to have a wonderful time celebrating this important day!

Show time and location:

Tuesday, January 27th at Four Corners Branch Library at 65 Queen St. E., 10:15 a.m.

Performer biography:

Laura Thomas aka Cousin Molly

Laura has performed thousands of shows for children around the globe.  She brings a close-up musical experience to the children with songs, stories, puppets, instruments, and more.  Laura is an award-winning singer and is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing the guitar, harmonica, congas, and bass.  Her show at the Cyril Clark Branch Library will focus on music for young children, literacy, and the enjoyment of music.  The show promises to be interactive.  Caregivers and children alike will enjoy this event!

Family Literacy Information:

Family literacy refers to the many ways families develop and use literacy skills, from enjoying a storybook together at bedtime and during the day, to playing with word games, singing, writing to a relative or friend, sharing day-to-day tasks such as making a shopping list or using a recipe, and surfing the Internet for fun and interesting sites. (Family Literacy in Canada: Profiles of Effective Practices, Adele Thomas, Soleil Publishing Inc., 1998)

Running time:  45 minutes

No registration is required, however, children ages five and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. For more information, please call (905) 793-INFO (4636).


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