Welcome to the South Island Literacy website, a place where you can find information about local literacy programs, resources & support.

Family Literacy Day is January 27. 2020.  Family literacy focuses on parents, grandparents and other family members to improve the reading and writing skills of the whole family.

By reading to children and engaging in fun literacy activities regularly, adults actively keep their own skills sharp and also help children improve their skills.

Family literacy activities strengthen the relationship between family members which, in turn, encourages lifelong learning.  (ABC Life Literacy)

This year there are a variety of ways you can celebrate Family Literacy Day and Week! Check out your local GVPL or VIRL library for a list of activities and programs.  Visit the Family Learning Tour in the Westshore Communities or go to the Decoda Literacy website to generate some ‘at home’ ideas!