Let's Read 2018

The Family Literacy Committee of Brant held the first Let's Read event in the winter/spring of 2013. The goal of this initiative is to encourage family reading and each year one book is selected and distributed throughout the community. 
Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening? In The Man with the Violin, bestselling author Kathy Stinson has woven a heart-warming story that reminds us all to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.
Your family can pick up its free copy of The Man with the Violin at any one of our Let's Read events!
As always, we'll be celebrating Let's Read with a ton of fun!

The Let’s Read Kick‐Off: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Celebrate Family Literacy Day with us!

Hear author Kathy Stinson speak, listen to music by the Quinten Quartet, enjoy free activities and crafts, and even a healthy snack thanks to the support of the Healthy Kids Community Challege!

  • County of Brant Public Library, Brant Sports Complex (Lafarge Hall) at 1:00 pm
  • Brantford Public Library, Main Branch at 3:00 pm 
Let's Read at Eagle Place Maker Day
Explore your creative side with crafts, activities, technology, and more at the Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre
  • Saturday, April 7 from 1:30-3:00 pm
Let's Read Celebration at the Paris Lions Club Maple Syrup Festival
Free Family Drop-In at the Syl Apps Community Centre. Enjoy a Storybook Walk, Healthy Snack funded by Healthy Kids Community Challenge, crafts, activities, live music, and, of course--pick up your free copy of The Man with the Violin.
  • Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Free Registered Art Workshops at the It's 4 Kids Classroom, 3 Elm St., Paris. Michelle Cogger from the Glenhyrst Art Gallery will lead participants through an amazing art activity. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required to attend as space is limited. Please note that parents/caregivers MUST remain with their child on-site during art workshops. Registration begins Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00 am through the County of Brant Public Library. Please click here for more information on how to register for the art workshops.
  • Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 am (workshop for kids aged 5-7)
  • Saturday, April 14 at 10:45 am (workshop for kids aged 8-12)
Past Let's Read Titles
  • 2017 Snow Day by Werner Zimmerman
  • 2016 The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis and Dušan Petričić
  • 2015 Little Jack Horner LIVE! at from Corner by Helaine Becker and Mike Boldt
  • 2014 Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland
  • 2013 Farm Team by Linda Bailey and Bill Slavin

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