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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A different kind of library

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Photo by Dan Toulgoet, The Vancouver Courier
Volunteer Ryan Mason, behind the counter, helps out a member at the Vancouver Tool Library

Adapted from The Vancouver Courier
and The Vancouver Tool Library website by Nancy Carson
Level 2

Many people go to a library. They borrow books.
They read newspapers. They use the computers there.
The new library in Surrey is different.
You can borrow people at the Surrey library.
They are called “living books”. You can listen to their stories.


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