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January 18, 2021
Family Literacy Day with the Oxford County Library

Library offers a variety of virtual literacy-boosting activities to discover the world from home

Oxford County Library (OCL) is hosting a day of free virtual programming on Wednesday, January 27, in celebration of National Family Literacy Day. Join Library staff online to participate in a variety of virtual literacy-boosting activities with your family and discover the world from home. Videos will be shared every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Oxford County Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. See the video activity schedule below for more details:

10 a.m.    Books for Babies: Travel Edition
Join Holly and Sue to travel fromhome, tothe city, andto space through song, tickles, and stories for babies. Learnways to playwith your baby to develop early literacy skills.

11 a.m.    Let’s Go There! With Miss Gail
Join Miss Gail for stories and songs about travel and transportation. For ages 2-6.

12 p.m.    Travel to STEAM Space and MakeConductive Galaxy Playdough
Join Holly to learn how to makeconductive space playdough from simple ingredients to create a variety of STEAM projects.For ages 6-12. Materials Needed for Space Dough:Flour, Salt, Cream of Tartar, Vegetable Oil, Food Colouring (black, blue or purple), Glitter (silver, purple, andgold), Mixing Bowl, Measuring Spoons and Cups, Mixing Spoon, and Boiling Water.

1 p.m.      Tales on Safari
Africa is filled with beauty, history, animals and wonderful stories. Come on a safari with Dianne and Merley as we explore Africa together through songs and tales. For ages 6-10.

2 p.m.      Alphabet on the Go
Join Shannon for a walk through the alphabet (and through the community!) to use literacy strategies when you’re on the go! Fun for the whole family! Materials Needed for Alphabet Plate Craft:Paper Plate, Marker, Scissors

3 p.m.      Teen Book Trailer Challenge
Is there a book you really love that you want to share with the community? Join Sydnie to learn about our next teen challenge: Make a Book Trailer! For ages 12-18.

4 p.m.      Cooking with Kids
Join Leslie and Shannon for fun with food and simple recipes you can make together!  No Bake Granola Bars. Microwave Mug Pizza. Sneaky Spinach Smoothies.

5 p.m.      OCL Staff Readers’ Advisory Video; Read Around the World with Oxford County Library!
The Oxford County Library staff will share their favourite titles for all ages that help us to discover the world from home! Place holds on any of these readers advisory suggestions in the library catalogue

Free wireless service is accessible outside of all OCL branches for individuals and families who want to take part in any of the virtual activities but do not have internet available at home.


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About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website.


About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 121,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at



Donna Kemp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 |

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