Castlegar Community Literacy Coordinator
#140 - 1402 Columbia Ave.
Monday 9 am - 12 noon
Tuesday 9 am - 3 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Thursday 9 am - 3 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 noon
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Contact Corinne Svardfeldt at 250-687-4714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about our FREE programs? See the program descriptions below.
Children and Family Literacy Programs
Books for Babies provides families with newborns a book bag with a baby’s book and community information regarding resources and programs for parents and children.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Club is for adults and families to gather for conversation and activities with other newcomers to the community.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Family Time is a fun family drop-in program that supports language development and parenting skills for parents or caregivers and preschool children.
Mother Goose is a program for parents or caregivers and their babies and toddlers that fosters early language development, focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories.
Parents as Literacy Supporters (PALS) provides an opportunity for parents to join their children at kindergarten to take part in activities and learn strategies to support children's language, literacy and numeracy development.
StrongStart is an early learning drop-in program for parents or caregivers and their young children.
Adult Literacy Programs
Adult and Seniors’ Computer and iPad Classes and Workshops offers adults an opportunity to improve their technology skills in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
Adult Tutoring Program pairs trained volunteers to work with English speaking or English as a Second Language (ESL) adults wishing to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, math or technology skills.
Community Learning Place is a drop-in program that provides adults with assistance in basic computers, reading, writing, math, test preparation, skills upgrading, citizenship and finding out about the community.
English as a Second Language Classes (ESL) offer small group sessions for individuals seeking to improve their English, including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Scrabble Club gathers all levels and ages of Scrabblers for a fun evening of word play at the library.
Together to Learn offers parents the opportunity to work on English, math and study skills with a Selkirk College instructor at Kootenay Family Place. Childcare and a healthy snack are provided.