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Imagination Library Receives Additional Support!

We would like to extend a BIG Thank YOU to all of the recent supporters of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library children’s book program!! It is because of amazing organizations like you that this program is made possible!

In the order they were received:

$1,500 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

$1,000 Canlin Resources Partnership

$5,000 CN

$1,500 ConocoPhillips Canada

$1,000 Home Hardware FSJ

2023 Spelling Bee – CANCELLED

We unfortunately had to cancel this event this year due to low registration
The Fort St John Literacy Society is busy planning the 4th annual Spelling Bee.
Thank you to Accent Dental & Apex Dental as well as  for making this event possible!
This year we are going to continue with the fundraising component, by encouraging each participant raise a minimum of $50 to participate. All of the proceeds will be directed towards enhancing and expanding our After School Homework Help Program.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday April 22, 2023 at Margaret “Ma” Murray Community School, with a light lunch at 12:00.
Registration opened March 1st.
For more information or to register, please email or
call 250-785-2110
The Fort St John Literacy Society is dedicated to delivering diverse community programming that promotes literacy and provides learning opportunities in a supportive setting.
We accomplish this by: promoting access to literacy programs, assisting in the development of community literacy activities, promoting public awareness of literacy issues and developing partnerships with local regional and governmental organizations. Literacy programs have a significant impact, bettering the economic, social and civic life of our community

Young Adult Book Club – March

We have open spaces in our Young Adult Book Club for March!!

Women’s Conversation Circle has open spots!

Newcomers welcome!! Join anytime🙂
Email: for more details.

Imagination Library gets more Support!!

We would like to extend a BIG Thank YOU to all of the recent supporters of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library children’s book program!! It is because of amazing organizations like you that this program is made possible!

In the order they were received:

Urban Systems Foundation Supports Imagination Library for October 2022

We would like to extend a BIG Thank YOU to Urban Systems Ltd. for their recent donation of $3,000 towards our Dolly Parton Imagination Library children’s book program through the Urban Systems Foundation!  This support one whole month of books in our community!

To date the Urban Systems Foundation has donated $10,100 towards this program, providing over 2,800 books for children right here in Fort St. John and surrounding areas!

Thank you again for all you do for our community Urban Systems Foundation!!

New Year’s Eve Celebration/Fundraiser is BACK!!

Join us for an evening of entertainment and celebration as we ring in the New Year!
100% of the event proceeds will be directed to the Fort St. John Literacy Society to enhance and expand the FREE literacy programs offered to the community!
Entertainment starts at 9PM. There will also be a 50/50 draw, as well as door prizes given away throughout the evening.
This is a 19+ event
Tickets $59.99 +taxes/fees
Early Bird – ONLY the first 100 tickets $40+ taxes/fees, so act fast!!
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite OR at the Casino Cash Cage, Just Jacks and Pomeroy Hotel Fort St. John.  Click here for the direct link to purchase tickets.
If you wish to purchase a buffet dinner ticket hosted by Just Jacks please add to your purchase @ Eventbrite. Dinner tickets are $60 per person

Literacy Month

We are so excited to be celebrating Literacy Month!!  Please see below for our calendar of events and posters.


September is Literacy Month!

We are once again celebrating Literacy Month with a 2022 theme of Literacy Connects Us!

At home:

  • Literacy connects us to health. Canadians with stronger literacy skills enjoy better health.
  • Literacy skills help us find, understand and use health information.
  • Literacy connects us to our kids. Having books and reading aloud at home help develop children’s literacy skills.
  • Literacy connects us to better finances. Strong numeracy skills help us manage our money.

At work:

  • Literacy connects us to employment. Strong literacy skills are connected to having a job and earning more money.
  • Literacy connects us to health and safety. Strong literacy skills help keep us safe at work.
  • Literacy connects us to learning. People with stronger literacy skills are more likely to participate in adult education and job-related training.

In the community

  • Literacy connects us to civic engagement. Canadians with strong literacy skills are more likely to vote and volunteer.
  • Literacy connects us to others. Literacy skills help us communicate, participate and feel included.
  • Literacy connects us to our rights. Literacy helps us understand our rights and responsibilities. It helps us understand what to do in legal proceedings.
  • Literacy connects us to the digital world. Digital access and skills allow people to fully participate in society.


Please see below for some activities happening this month:

  • September 8th: International Literacy Day – we will be joining many communities across BC with a purple light up in Fort St. John. Can you find it?
  • September 10th: Visit us at the Community One Stop registration for fall program information and registration.
  • September 13th – Any Book Club: One-day event at the Fort St. John Public Library for children ages 6-11 to bring in their favourite book to discuss and complete a craft.
  • September 13th – Nutritional Literacy class with Beccalicious Cooking
  • September 17th- 7 Teaching activity package pick up at the Fort St. John Public Library.
  • September 19th – Talk like a Pirate Day: Picture contest with the Fort St. John Public Library.
  • September19-25th – StoryWalk: Stuck – Oliver Jeffers at Fish Creek Community Forest. Thank you City of Fort St. John Recreation Department for putting this together! 

Poetry Month Draw

In celebration of Poetry Month, we are looking to end the month off with a poetry contest! Participants are encouraged to let their creativity flow and send in their art piece.
Contest Rules:
-Participants may only submit one poem entry;
-The entry must be an original poem created by the participant;
-No offensive, harmful, or demeaning language, imagery, or content will be accepted;
-Poetry can be written in any poetic style;
-The entry must not be plagiarized.
-The entry must not include copyrighted material or trademarks.
The contest period runs from 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time on April 25, 2022, to 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on April 30, 2022.
Poems will be entered into a generator that will randomly select a winner. Poetry is an art form that is difficult to judge as it is an expression of the individual.
Poems can be submitted by posting on this post or by emailing to
The winner of this contest will receive a $100 gift card thanks to Browns Socialhouse Fort St. John AND we would like to post your poem for all to enjoy!
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