Bear at door

A postal worker got a surprise. Photo by Ken Brassington

A postal worker gets a surprise.
Photo by Ken Brassington

Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
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It is late September.
Ken Brassington takes
a package to a house
in Port Coquitlam.

Ken is a postal worker.
He stops his van.
Then he sees something.
But he does not get out.
He drives his van closer.
The thing does not move.

What’s the problem?
He cannot leave
the package at the house.
Who will believe him?
He takes a picture.
He must give a reason.
Ken thinks for a minute.
Then he writes, “Bear at door.”
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Today is Family Literacy Day

Sheri Brattston reads to her children, Ben and Emma. Photograph by Gerry Kahrmann/The Vancouver Sun

Sheri Brattston reads to her children, Ben and Emma.
Photograph by Gerry Kahrmann/The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Find a fun way or fun ways
to learn with your children.
You can read together
for 15 minutes every day.

You can make
a grocery list together or
write a letter
to a grandparent or grandparents.
See links and video on the next page.

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Meet a library champion

Shu Ming Chen is a Vancouver Public Library champion.

Shu Ming Chen is a Vancouver Public Library champion.

Submitted by the Vancouver Public Library

Meet Shu Ming Chen: 
Doctor, recent newcomer to Canada,
and proud library champion.

Her mission:
Support her community and
help immigrants
discover their local library and all that it offers.

Q: Why did you become a library champion?
A: When newcomers have just landed,
they feel isolated and anxious
in an unfamiliar community.
Language and culture barriers are
the two major factors
keeping those people away from the community.
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