You’re Invited!

We hope you can join us at our AGM and Volunteer Tea on Wednesday, June 15 2022 from 3-5 pm at the District Education Support Centre. We look forward to celebrating LASS volunteers and supporters at this annual event and to sharing some of the projects and programs we have been working on. Please RSVP… Continue reading You’re Invited!

One to One Reading Program partners with after school club.

January and February have been exciting months for Children’s Literacy in the North Okanagan-Shuswap! The One to One reading program has been exploring new ways to support children’s reading over the past two years, as it has been challenging for our tutors to go into schools to read in-person with students. 2020 saw the start of our virtual… Continue reading One to One Reading Program partners with after school club.

Sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and receive a free book every month!

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to put books into the hands and hearts of children in the North Okanagan-Shuswap area! Registered children receive a hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book every month from ages 0-5 for FREE!To register your child, go to the link below, fill in your… Continue reading Sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and receive a free book every month!

Unplug and Play 2022 Schedule

The past 22 months of the Covid-19 Pandemic have forced many of us to rely on digital devices more then at any other time in history. Students pivoted to online schooling when needed, and parents grappled with zoom meetings and working from home. While increased screen time has been necessary for many of us, the… Continue reading Unplug and Play 2022 Schedule

Unplug and Play 2022

LASS is busy planning for our upcoming Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week and we can’t wait for the fun to begin! In partnership with community organizations, we invite families to reduce their screen-time (TV, video games, texting, computers, etc.) for the week of January 22nd to January 29th, 2022. If your business or organization is… Continue reading Unplug and Play 2022

Socks for Literacy Fundraising

Socks for Literacy are back! LASS is selling merino wool socks to fundraise for local literacy programs and events.The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society receives over $2.50 for each pair of socks sold and the funds raised go towards programs such as ONE TO ONE reading, Cyber Seniors Computer Tutoring and Unplug and Play… Continue reading Socks for Literacy Fundraising

Join Us!

LASS would like you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. This is an opportunity for LASS to share the projects and programs we have been working on during the past year and our plans for the upcoming months. For a zoom link to our online AGM please contact… Continue reading Join Us!

Celebrating ONE To ONE Reading

2020/21 included many challenges for our programs but we are so happy to celebrate the success of ONE To ONE Reading. Tutors and families worked together to support reluctant readers while staying safe during the pandemic. By meeting online with Zoom and reading Epic books tutors were able to encourage and inspire their students to… Continue reading Celebrating ONE To ONE Reading

Books for Babies and Community Literacy Outreach

Every Spring the LASS office is overtaken by hundreds of bright, sturdy board books as we begin assembling Books for Babies packages. These packages are distributed through public health units and include information about family programs and services in the region, as well as a new book. Approximately 300 Books for Babies bags are distributed… Continue reading Books for Babies and Community Literacy Outreach

Unplug and Play Registration

Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week will look a little different this year but we still want families to have fun while reducing screen time! Instead of group activities and events we have a free take-home bag that contains crafts, games, a book and other goodies. January 25th-30th Residents of the North and South Shuswap… Continue reading Unplug and Play Registration