Last year CBAL celebrated Family Literacy Day with a magical performance. This year they will be bringing in a comedian for a family-friendly comedy show.

CBAL celebrates Family Literacy Day

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is inviting Golden families to come out and help them celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 24.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is inviting Golden families to come out and help them celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 24.

“This year to celebrate, comedian Lucas Myers is coming to do a family comedy show,” said Monica De, literacy co-ordinator for Golden.

Myers last performed in Golden as Randy the Redneck, but this time he’ll be doing a family friendly show that will bring kids and parents together.

“It’s really important for us to remind families how important it is to learn together,” said De, adding that sometimes family learning trails off when the kids are school aged.

“And also that learning should be fun. This show is going to be interactive and really funny.”

Watching a performance may not seem like it promotes literacy, but communication and listening strengthens those skills as well. In the past CBAL has celebrated literacy with games, movies, and last year they hosted a magician.

CBAL runs several literacy programs in Golden for children of all ages, as well as for adults.

Some of their programs include a Family Dinner Play & Learn, a Women’s Journal Writing class, English Language Classes, Job Skills Workshops, and autobiographical/memoir writing workshop, and many more.

There are also some programs that could use some more volunteers. The adult tutor program is always looking for people, and there are lots of opportunities to get involved in the One to One Children’s Reading Program.

“It is such a great program. You wouldn’t believe how much of an impact it has on improving reading skills,” said De.

The commitment for the program is relatively small. Volunteers only commit to one hour a week for up to eight weeks.

To inquire about volunteering for One to One, or to learn about any other CBAL programs, De can be reached at 250-439-9665.

The Lucas Myers performance on Jan. 24 is free to attend, and will be at Lady Grey Elementary School from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

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