Hamilton Family Literacy Week Kickoff

Come help us celebrate a great cause as we kickoff Hamilton Family Literacy Week 2012.  The official launch will take place at Image Honda on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. (155 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, ON)  Joining us for this special day is renowned Canadian children’s author Jean Little, musical guests TURKEY Rhubarb as well as a special appearance from the Hamilton Bulldogs very own Bruiser. For more information on this specific event, please contact Amy Cochren at amyc@setay.ca or (905) 528-7001 ext 273.

We are also excited to announce that for every new “Like” on our AutoHwy Facebook Fan Page we will donate $2 to the Hamilton Public Library Summer Reading Program.

National Family Literacy Day held on January 27 encourages the value of reading and learning, which is why Hamilton is making it a week-long celebration from January 23 to 27 2012!  In addition to our kickoff celebration, there are other events that will be going on throughout the city such as Snuggle Up and Read and Hamilton Public Library Night at the Hamilton Bulldogs. Go watch the Bulldogs take on the Toronto Marlies on January 27 at 7:30 p.m.  Specially priced tickets are available for ONLY $12 (regularly $26).  To purchase tickets at this discounted rate, please contact the Hamilton Bulldogs’ office directly at (905) 529-8500.

Hamilton Family Literacy week is a program of Early Literacy Hamilton and Hamilton Best Start.  Program sponsors include: Image Honda, Affiliated Services for Children and Youth, Community Action Program for Children, Hamilton Bulldogs, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Niwasa Head Start Preschool and Ontario Early Years Centres.

For more information and program details, please visit www.myhamilton.ca/early-literacy-hamilton

By: Amy Cochren

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