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January 17, 2022
Family Literacy Day with Oxford County Library

Library encourages families to learn in the Great Outdoors on January 27, 2022

Oxford County Library is hosting a day of free virtual programming on Thursday, January 27, in celebration of National Family Literacy Day. Library staff will be posting activities and storytimes on the Oxford County Library Facebook page and YouTube channel to help you engage in literacy-boosting activities that encourage you to learn as a family in the great outdoors.

10 a.m.         

Songs & Stories with Oxford County Library

Join Oxford County Library staff for an outdoors themed story time for ages 0-6.

11 a.m. 

Outdoor Art

Join Holly to learn how to make some art outside in the winter using natural materials, including ice wreaths and seed art.

1 p.m. 

Oxford Outdoors

In this collaborative video, Oxford County Library, Oxford EarlyON, and Woodstock Public Library share activities and resources to get you outside, having fun, and learning as a family.

3 p.m.

Snow Dough

No snow outside? No problem! Join Shannon on Facebook or YouTube to bring the outdoors in and discover how to make snow dough.

6 p.m. 

Family Literacy Day Trivia

Put on your thinking caps, gather a teamor play solo, in an exciting round of virtual Family Literacy Day Trivia. Trivia link will be posted at 6 p.m. on the library’s Facebook page, and will stay open until midnight.Open to all ages and no registration required.

7 p.m.

Hoopla Hangout

Join us for aspecial outdoor themedHoopla Hangout! Find uson Instagram Live on Wednesday, Jan. 27at 7 p.m. for a live discussion about "Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir,” by Julia Zarankin,hosted by Sarah, our Systems Support Librarian, and Ellen, our Ingersoll Community Librarian. "Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder" tells the story of finding meaning in midlife through birds. Julia Zarankin's thoughtful and witty anecdotes illuminate the joyful experience of a new discovery and the surprising pleasure to be found while standing still on the edge of a lake at 6 a.m.

Family Literacy Day Bingo

All month until January 27

Pick up a Family Literacy Day Bingo card from staff at curbside from any of the Oxford County Library branches. Return your completed lines or full card to your local branch to earn ballots for the chance to win a prize!

Free wireless service is accessible outside of all Oxford County Library 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

COVID-19: Oxford County follows guidance from Southwestern Public Health and the Government of Ontario. See updates on our programs and services at