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A book called Little Belle's Adventures is open to thetitle page with some young children's  hands above the open book


Learning is a lifelong practice and begins with the help of caregivers and other adults in the community.

Our family literacy programs promote:

  • The value and benefits of literacy for the whole family

  • Skills and strategies to create a literacy-rich environment in the home

  • Increased confidence of parents in their role as their child's first teacher

Moms holiding their babies in a row


  • Runs for one hour per week for 10 weeks in Athabasca, Boyle and Rochester

  • Provides a positive, supportive environment for parents through group-based delivery

  • Uses circle time with adults and children during which rhymes, stories, and songs are shared and modeled

  • Includes discussions about literacy and parenting skills


  • Is a partnership with Athabasca & Boyle Health Units and local libraries

  • Provides a book bag with books, literacy information and a free library card at 4-month immunization

  • Provides another book at 6 & 12-month immunizations

Three smiling children are leaning on piles of books in a library

Help Us Provide Childhood Literacy Opportunites

We rely on donations to provide funding for our Book Bags for Babies program. We provide approximately 230 books to families in the Athabasca and Boyle areas each year. One book bag costs approximately $40.


We are a registered Canadian charity and therefore can provide tax receipts.  If you'd like to donate, we can accept cash or cheques at the office.

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