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The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society promotes literacy in the North Okanagan-Shuswap area through awareness, collaborative partnerships, and education in order to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community.

Family Programs

Soup & Stories1Our Family Literacy programs are designed for the entire family and focus on unplugging from technology and spending stress-free quality time together. At any of these programs caregivers learn tips and techniques for supporting their children with reading, writing, numeracy, and critical thinking. We give support and resources to families to aid in their efforts to increase their literacy skills and confidence as a family.

Our Family Literacy programs include:

Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week

Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive

Books Under the Tree

Books for Babies

Preschool PALS

Come Read With Me

Soups and Stories

Spread the Word Book Exchange

Family Literacy Book Clubs

Partners: Salmon Arm GM, Interior Health, Eagle Valley Community Support Society, Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society, School District No. 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap, Parents & Tots groups, StrongStart programs, many local organizations and businesses for Unplug & Play week (changes annually)

Funding for Family Literacy programs is provided by the Province of British Columbia Community Gaming Grants, The City of Salmon Arm, The Shuswap Community Foundation, and Decoda Literacy Solutions.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.