Literacy Through Community

Supporting literacy on the Saanich Peninsula through a network of community partners:

  • Identifying local needs and priorities, initiating actions to support literacy development
  • Linking groups and individuals to community literacy resources, programs and services
  • Collaborating with groups engaged in the provision of literacy programs and services to build on or enhance offerings
  • Mobilizing community resources that meet individual and collective literacy needs

Literacy Projects

Community Storywalks
Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with a variety of community organizations is pleased to offer a variety of StoryWalks in community during the summer months. A StoryWalk® is a FREE, innovative, way for families to enjoy stories in the outdoors. Pages from a children’s book are hung on a fence or mounted to stakes on the ground.  As you stroll along the path, you visit each page and enjoy the story in nature, with your family.

Little Free Libraries
Little Free Libraries are a great way to build community, inspire readers, and expand access to books for all ages. Saanich Peninsula Literacy has partnered with local municipalities and non-profit groups including the SHOAL Centre, to build, maintain and grow four Little Free Libraries on the Peninsula.

Central Saanich Pioneer Park -7130 West Saanich Road
Children & Youth Little Free Library – in partnership with the Woodwyn Girl Guides.

North Saanich Jubilee Park – 1377 Mills Road
All-Ages Little Free Library – in partnership with Sidney / North Saanich Library.

Sidney Wakefield Manor – 9924 3rd Street
All-Ages Little Free Library – in partnership with the Shoal Centre.

Task Group Membership

The Saanich Peninsula Literacy Task Group is comprised of community representatives committed to strengthening life-long literacy. Because literacy is directly linked to the well-being and growth of individuals and communities, task group members recognize the importance of literacy as a community building tool and a strategy for supporting economic, social, health and educational goals.

Current members:

Beacon Community Services
Confederation of University Women’s Club
Greater Victoria Public Library
Peninsula 1000 x 5 Children’s Book Recycling Project
Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood (PCEC)
Saanich School District (#63)
Sidney / North Saanich Library
Sidney LitFest
Victoria Literacy Connection
District of North Saanich
District of Central Saanich
Greater Victoria Alliance for Literacy
Seaside Magazine

Saanich Peninsula Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Shantael Sleight – smsleight@gmail.com

If you would like to become a member of our Task Group, please contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator


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