Over three hundred book lovers made their way to the Fernie Heritage Library last Tuesday for Family Literacy Day.

Over three hundred book lovers made their way to the Fernie Heritage Library last Tuesday for Family Literacy Day.

Fernie families celebrate literacy at library

Book lovers took part in all-day events scheduled at the Fernie Heritage Library on Tuesday, Jan. 27 as part of Family Literacy Day.

Book lovers of all ages took part in all-day events scheduled at the Fernie Heritage Library on Tuesday, Jan. 27 as part of Family Literacy Day.

Over 300 people slurped alphabet soup, were entertained by songs played by the library’s community programmer Anie Hepher and listened to stories told aloud.

Seniors from the Rocky Mountain Village and children under the age of six made up a large portion of the library’s audience.

“I love having a variety of ages present here,” noted Hepher of the attendees.

Hepher added in regards to the day, “I think what’s critical about this is that it’s Family Literacy Day so it’s focusing back on the family and it’s not just literacy in terms of letters but any kind of literacy and any kind of connecting that people can make.”

A demonstration by Mike Hepher of Clawhammer Press also kept attendees busy, along with numerous after-school activities for school-aged children.