WC OPL branches celebrate Family Literacy Day Jan. 27

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Yesterday (Jan. 15) West Carleton Online published fake news. We erroneously reported West Carleton’s Ottawa Public Library (OPL) branches were not hosting Family Literacy Day events.

Of course they are, it only makes sense. Thankfully new supervising librarian Beth Goslett was sure to correct us and steer us in the right direction (because we did look).

“We do in fact have a program here at Carp to celebrate this day,” Goslett told West Carleton Online today (Jan. 16).

On Saturday, Jan. 27 starting at 2 p.m. the theme is Let’s Have a Family Party.

“Everyone is invited to an exciting afternoon of art, games and fun with words,” the OPL released in a statement. “We will have clay for you to create pictures from stories, as well as other party crafts. There will be Scrabble Junior and other literacy games, along with hand outs to play with words, images, colours, and letters. We’ll even have some prizes to participants – so bring the whole gang.”

The family party will be roughly 90 minutes long and it’s a drop-in format at the Carp branch of the OPL (3911 Carp Rd.).

West Carleton’s two other branches will also host smaller activities on the most important day of the year for Ottawa’s libraries.

“Constance Bay (262 Len Purcell Dr.) and Fitzroy Harbour (100 Clifford Campbell Rd.) branchesv (both located in their community’s community centres) will have passive programming including story cubes and literacy sheets to take home,” Goslett said.

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