Creston Community Literacy Coordinator
#5-223 16th Avenue North, Creston
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am - 12 noon
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Or visit the CBAL office on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 4 pm.
Want to learn more about our FREE programs? See the program descriptions below.
Children and Family Literacy Programs
Baby Goose is a program for parents with babies and toddlers that encourages early language development through rhymes, songs, finger-plays and stories.
Baby Goose at Swan Valley Lodge is an intergenerational music program where families comes and learn songs and rhymes along with their “grand-friends”.
Books for Babies gives a book bag, containing books suitable for reading to babies and information about the importance of reading, singing and rhyming with very young children, to every family with a new baby. The bag also includes community information about programs and services of interest to parents of young children.
Community Bookshare has bookshelves located at various public locations providing free books for all ages to borrow and bring back or to keep and treasure. Take a book, leave a book, read a book!
Family Rhyme Time uses rhymes, songs and stories with parents and children from birth to 5 years to help develop language and listening skills.
Language of Learning is an ESL family program for parents and their young children. Parents learn about parenting in Canada while practicing and improving their English and children are given the opportunity to learn English through stories and play.
Music for the Young and Wise at Heart is an intergenerational music program that brings parents and their little ones together with seniors for an afternoon of songs, stories and music.
One to One Children's Reading Program pairs trained community volunteers to read with children in school. Children in the program read with a volunteer four times a week for half an hour. Strategies are aimed at increasing self-confidence and skills.
Adult Literacy Programs
Adult Literacy Tutoring Program provides trained volunteers to work with adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening or numeracy skills.
Computer Basics provides basic computer training for adults and seniors at a relaxed and easy pace. Classes include email, online banking, shopping, Skype and Facebook.
Drop-in Computer Practice Lab is a self-guided practice lab for those who want to work on their own with help available if required.
English as a Second Language Classes (ESL) offer small group sessions for individuals seeking to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Getting to Know Your iPad is for adults and seniors to learn basic ipad use and explore ipad applications.
Telling Our Stories teaches fun and interesting techniques for organizing your memoirs and composing an autobiography. No writing experience is necessary.