Imagination Library Receives Support!

We are very excited to announce that our Dolly Parton Imagination Library children’s book program has received significant support over the last month. This will allow it to continue without disruption into the fall and winter months. The recent support includes donations from:

  • Surerus $5,000
  • United Way of Northern BC $10,000
  • Micrtotel Inn & Suites $1,500
  • Urban Systems Foundation $3,000
  • Chopped Leaf $300

  

To date we have been able to distribute almost 15,000 books to our community and are so thankful to all those who have answered our call and helped us keep this program alive. The society is the regional affiliate for the program in Fort St. John and the North Peace, which deliver a book a month to registered kids in the first five years of their life. By the time they turn five, they’ll have 60 books in their library.

For more information on how you can help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library children’s book program, please contact the Fort St. John Literacy Society at 250-785-2110.

September is Literacy Month!!

September has been recognized as Literacy Month here in Fort St. John! The 2020 theme for Literacy Month is “Literacy matters more than ever!” We’re highlighting the importance of health literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy and workplace literacy.

For our local events please see the calendar and posters attached.

#LiteracyMonth #LiteracyMatters #LiteracyMattersMoreThanEver #FosterLiteracy 

 

 

Imagination Library Suspended Due to Lack of Funding – NEEDS SUPPORT

PROGRAM UPDATE – We have unfortunately reached the point where all available funds have been used up, so will be SUSPENDING this program until we are able to secure more.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!! Have you heard about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library children’s book program?? Through this program, we have been able to distribute over 14,000 books to our community since November 2018!!

We are currently looking for funding/sponsorship in order to continue offering this program as we have reached the end of our available funds (approx. $3,000+/month).

If the program continues, we can provide a book to 800+ kids in our community each month. The program is currently full due to funding restrictions, so we are not taking new enrollments at this time.

Please consider donating towards this program through the below link. Or contact Executive Director, Jessica Kalman at 250-271-0811 to discuss making a donation, and/or if you can help sponsor a month(s) or a portion of the program. Every dollar helps!

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/31800

 We would like to thank all of our past donors and sponsors that have made this program possible! BC Hydro, Pembina Pipeline, ConocoPhillips, Microtel, Fort St. John Co-Op Association, CN Rail – THANK YOU!

Displaced Worker Survey – Participants Needed

Are you a displaced worker? Help us collect information on workers in our area by participating in this federal research project. Eligible participants will receive a $25 grocery gift card. Call the Fort St. John Literacy Society at 250-785-2110 to leave a voice message with your contact information.

 

2020 World Fair Virtual Edition Presented by SWIS – JUNE 6th!

The “World Fair Fort St. John” is an important once a year event that features beautiful presentations of culture and diversity from around the world. There are people with stories to tell, interesting music, amazing smells of different cooking, fascinating movements of dancing… it’s been a wonderful outdoor summertime event.

However, this year, we have a global pandemic…

The World Fair Team has decided that cancelling the world fair is NOT an option. The invitations are already in the mail and the posters are already at the printers.

We have no idea how to take such an important community gathering and make it VIRTUAL. So… we’ve hired Ted.

Ted, is a SD60 teacher, a community member of FSJ, and someone who gets asked to MC a lot of events…

Ted is now responsible for finding a way to pull this thing off. Ted will be LIVE… June 6th, presenting the FSJ World Fair… virtually.

How is it going to go? We have no idea… but we’re excited to find out on June 6th at 3:00 PM!

The World Fair 2020 is a presentation by School District 60 Settlement Workers In Schools Program (SWIS)

 

Imagination Library Needs Support!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORTHave you heard about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library children’s book program?? Through this program, we have been able to distribute over 11,000  books to our community since November 2018!!

We are currently looking for funding/sponsorship in order to continue offering this program as we only have funding for 1️⃣ more month (approx. $3,000).
If the program continues, we can provide a book to 800+ kids in our community each month. The program is currently full due to funding restrictions, so we are not taking new enrollments at this time.

Please consider donating towards this program through the below link. Or contact Executive Director, Jessica Kalman at 250-271-0811 to discuss making a donation, and/or if you can help sponsor a month(s) or a portion of the program. Every dollar helps!

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/31800

February 5th is #WorldReadAloudDay! Reading is better when we do it together. Celebrate and spread the word.@LitWorld #Scholastic

For more information click here

ESL Students send out Valentines for Vets

Some of our ESL students took some time to create Valentines for Vets and they turned out beautifully!

 

Family Literacy Week 2020

The week of January 26 – February 2, 2020 has been proclaimed as “Family Literacy Week” in the City of Fort St. John. This year’s theme is “Let’s Read Together”

  

We are extremely excited to announce that the FSJ Literacy Society will be taking over the Glow Run previously hosted by the FSJ Hospital Foundation!! Stay tuned for details to come!

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