Festival of Family Literacy

Greater Victoria’s annual literacy tradition, join us for a week of fun-filled literacy activities for the whole family

Date and time

Sun, Jan 22 – Jan 29th, 2023
Various times and locations

During this week you will find:

  • Free events and literacy activities
  • Fun games and challenges, like the Great Estimation Challenge
  • Information about upcoming literacy programs, such as the Victoria Literacy Connection’s IPALS program
  • …and much more!
Sun 22Mon 23Tue 24Wed 25Thu 26Fri 27Sat 28Sun 29
The Great Estimation Challenge begins (Sidney)IPALS begins (Victoria)Once upon a StoryWalk (Saanich)Songs & Stories with Nancy Dobbs (Sidney/North Saanich)
Storywalk & Library Scavenger Hunt continues (Sooke)GVPL Family Storytime begins (Victoria/ Saanich/ Westshore)Explorers: Steam (Sooke)Storytime in Sooke (Sooke)Author Visit with Breanna McMahon-Choo (Sooke)

Storytelling Online in Victoria

Online readings hosted by the Victoria Literacy Connection

Orcas of the Salish Sea

Mark Leiren-Young

This is the third of three audio snippets of Mark Leiren-Young’s contribution to Family Literacy Week (January 22-28, 2023).

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

Mark Leiren-Young

A new addition to our Family Literacy Week family, namely local author Mark Leiren-Young. Sit back and take a listen to this audio snippet of the book: “The Killer Whale Who Changed the World” – Greystone Publishing.

I am a Rainbow

Kristy Ware

We are so pleased to re-post author Kristy Ware’s reading of her book “I am a Rainbow” for Family Literacy Week (Jan 22-28, 2023). It is entertaining as it is educational. Have a read!

Kristy Ware has over 20 years combined experience in leadership, coaching and consulting within the field of LGBTQ+.