Lac La Biche County Libraries Closed for Statutory Holiday

Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Thursday July 1st to celebrate Canada Day. We will reopen on Friday at 9am. We thank you for your understanding.

Creating Young Readers

Early Literacy

Cartoon showing children and books

It's never too early to think about literacy. Research on infant brain development shows that a child’s experience in the early years directly impacts later development and learning. With strong literacy skills, children can go further and succeed in school, find employment, obtain a higher income and live a happier life. Early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can do it themselves.

Daily activities that increase literacy include:

  1. Reading - Read once a day even if it is only for a few minutes and reading a families title that will deep your child's understanding.
  2. Talking - Speak using your home language as this will be foundation needed to learn other languages and do not forget to speak slowly so your child can hear all the sounds.
  3. Play - Play can help children understand written words, develop language skills and gives them the opportunity to act out real life situations.
  4. Singing - Singing not only can sooth your child but develops listening skills, allows one to hear different parts of the word and your child will love hearing your voice.
  5. Write - When your child writes of draw or form letters ask them questions and ensure to make the task easy by providing thicker markers and paper. Explore other avenues to create letters such as sidewalk chalk, playing in the sand and even ketchup on a plate.
 

RighT at Home

Rhyme Time

This free partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries and FCSS Young Family Connections is designed for ages 0 to 5 and they must be accompanied by a caregiver. Sessions are held on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30am in the Wild Rose Room.

 
2021-2022 Dates:
 
  • Sept. 9th - Dec. 9th (no session on Nov. 11th)
  • Jan. 13th - Jun. 9th (no sessions on Feb. 17th or Apr. 14th)
 
Call 780-623-7467 for more details. Depending on AHS guidelines online registration maybe required.

Read and Roll

 
This 7 week partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services specially designed for children aged 3 & 4. Read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts. This program will be held in the Wild Rose Room on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm.
 

2021-2022 Dates:

  • Session #1 – Sept. 9th - Oct. 21st
  • Session #2 – Oct. 28th - Dec. 16th
  • Session #3 - Feb. 24th - Apr. 7th
  • Session #4 - Apr. 21 - Jun. 2nd
 
Note: Take home kits include the activity, books & USB sticks which need to be return to the main branch.
 
Call 780-623-7467 for more details and you will need to register online for each session at http://short.llbcl.ca/ReadandRoll

Rattle and Chat

This free partner program between Lac La Biche County Libraries and FCSS Young Family Connections is especially designed for ages 0-18 months. This program will be held in the library & the Wild Rose Room on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm.

2021-2022 Dates:

  • Sep. 8th - Dec 8th
  • Jan. 12th - Jun. 8th (no session Apr 13th)

Call 780-623-7467 for more details. If spots become limited registration maybe required https://short.llbcl.ca/RandC.

Chicka Chicka Book Club

Chicka Chicka Book Club logo slide

Registration for this partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is required for each 10-week session. This program is designed for ages 19-35 months featuring stories and interactive play activities. This program will be held in the Wild Rose Room on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15pm.

2021-2022 Dates:

  • Book Club #1 – Oct. 6 – Dec. 8th
  • Book Club #2 – Feb. 2 – Apr. 6th

Note: Take home kits include the activity, books & USB sticks which need to be return to the main branch.

Call 780-623-7467 for more details and you will need to register online for each session at http://short.llbcl.ca/CCBCR